|Israeli Band Teapacks is going to represent us in the next Eurovision Contest with a song called “Push The Button“, the alleged song is about crazy rulers who are “gonna blow us up to biddy biddy kingdom come”. Accusations against Teapacks had caused a possible ban on Israel.|
Without prejudice, I think that the song itself does more damage to Israel than it may be imagined. The Israeli Band is a quasi-Kusturica in their multinationalism and lack the power of Kusturica’s music. However, they do have the same look and feel. Singing in three languages where none of them are done right, with incoherent music (Is it rap? is it rock? is it changing all around) and no theme, makes it really bad for Israel.
Kobi Oz, the band’s singer is a very talented Israeli artist, who had already written a couple of books, and made revolutions with songs such as “Rabbi Joe Capara” and “The Old Bus Station“. The scent of Israelity from their music is incomparable to the latest mock of a song.
When Teapacks released their debut album in 1991 i was just 12, however, i went and bought it. The humor with serious messages made it quite the things to listen to. However, no one had imagined that in 15 years they’ll turn up to be just the opposite: from the Critical Israeli which uses humor to patronize against his politicians and stars they became the thing they hated. They can’t criticize the same government that sends them as our representatives to the Eurovision, so they have to be a part of the establishment.
I do wish them luck, it’s just too bad that all the viewers would think that all Israelites are retards and not good looking fun loving people like Tasha and Dishka.