The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger (2006)

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I was recently reintroduced to ‘Chelsea Dagger’ on the dance floor at a wedding reception. Like many great hits of glam lore (think ‘All The Young Dudes’, ‘We Love to Boogie’), the track’s hooks have been welcomed on football and rugby terraces.  One cannot help but smile at level of glamarama in this song. Its double-tracking start and the scat-sung chorus – all very T. Rex – make it an ideal song to be chanted in unison. ‘Chelsea Dagger’ is off their debut album Costello Music, which was produced by Tony Hoffer, who had worked on another glam rock love affair, Supergrass‘s Life On Other Planets, four years earlier.

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