Summer time is about harmless guilty pleasures—right ? This summer my guilty pleasure has a name and that name is Gnarls Barkley. Besides having an awesome first album with St. Elsewhere and a completely catchy single in Crazy—with a totally unique video, to boot—they are showing up in public in costumes like this, and with live remixes like this. Man oh man. It’s probably been done before—but I think that the R&B with hip-hop/sampling sensibilities is so cool! That the guys (Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo) have a sense of humor with their costuming and stuff makes the band even better. The other cool thing that I just read about them was that after 9 weeks they had their own single deleted from the top ten (as #1) to keep the public from getting sick of it and to make way for their next single. I don't think that anybody has ever done that before.
I hope to see them live.