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What’s up with “balaclava” in rock music? April 29, 2007

Posted 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.



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