si_fuller (si_fuller) wrote,

Hottest 100 - You Am I, Berlin Chair

Ranked #52 hottest song of all time. Released in 1994. You Am I is one of those odd bands that Triple J finds, that by all rights should not be famous. But despite the shortcomings of the musicians, the actual music is inspired. Hell, this track isn't even mixed very well, and the sound quality is terrible. But it's still good. A lot of other bands have covered this song, I can't recall hearing them, but I bet they're great.

I'm not sure exactly what "You Am I" means, at a guess I'd say it's an acronym, U.M.I., but I don't know what that would stand for. Wikipedia says it's from them getting really drunk while playing. But who knows what that means. This is the original Berlin Chair, an artwork that the artist, after exhibiting it, used in his house for years as an ordinary chair:

I don't get the relevance frankly. Ah You Am I, so full of enigmas. Never mind, here's the music video for it. Which is pretty brilliant.

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