The Fratellis Flathead Video

videoI just lamented about the fact Jill beat me to the punch by submitting The Fratellis' "Flathead" for SLS17 consideration. It's a catchy as all hell sorta tune and I'm totally digging it.

Here are some things I just learnt about The Fratellis.

  • They formed in Glasgow, Scotland
  • They go by the names Barry, Mince and Jon Fratelli, but this is a Ramones kind of thing and they aren't really brothers or Fratelli's
  • This tune was featured in an iPod ad earlier this year, although I don't recall the ad
  • My favourite theory as to how they got their name is the Goonies theory - the Fratelli's were the bad guys in The Goonies
  • On March 23 they performed this song on Conan, but of course I was sound asleep and missed yet another "I remember when" moment

Did I mention there's a really-cool-yet-smoking-hot video for "Flathead", too? Here it is...

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I fell in love with the Fratellis when I heard "Whistle For The Choir"
and posted about them on my own blog:

The original surname of the mother of Barry Wallace (the bassist of the band)
was Fratelli which she changed when she remarried.

The iPod ad featuring the tune Flathead can be viewed here

April 23, 2007 @ 8:21 PM

Toronto Mike

Oh yes, I know Whistle For The Choir... It's also fantastic.

I choose to believe the Goonies theory. Goonies are good enough for me.

April 23, 2007 @ 8:43 PM


The whole album is fun and cool. You'll love it.

April 23, 2007 @ 9:06 PM


Somehow the iPod add cheapens it for me but all the same its a damn good song.

April 24, 2007 @ 4:28 AM

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