What’s up with “balaclava” in rock music? April 29, 2007Posted by Walt in codger-tation.
I’m sure I had heard the word “balaclava” before, but I’m not sure I knew what it meant.
Then I heard it used in the Tokyo Police Club song “If It Works”, and I was motivated to look it up. OK to us Americans, it is a ski mask.
Now, in the new Arctic Monkeys release “Favourite Worst Nightmare” there is a song titled “Balaclava” (which happens to be the worst track on an otherwise brilliant album). What’s up with that?
Apparently, there was previously a Chumbawamba song named “Knit Your Own Balaclava”.
Maybe Tom Waits can write a “balaclava” song. never mind.