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The Fratellis — Chelsea Dagger
Album: Costello Music
Avg rating:
6.4

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Total ratings: 601









Released: 2007
Length: 3:33
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Owww!

Well you must be a girl with shoes like that
She said, "You know me well"
I'll see you and Little Steven and Joanna
'Round the back of my hotel, oh yeah

Someone said you was askin' after me
But I know you best as a blagger
I said "Tell me your name, is it Sweet?"
She said, "My boy, it's Dagger" Oh yeah

I was good, she was hot, stealin' everythin' she got
I was bold, she was over the worst of it
Gave me gear, thank you dear, bring your sister over here
Let her dance with me just for the hell of it

Well you must be a boy with bones like that
She said "You got me wrong"
I would've sold them to you if I could've just have kept
The last of my clothes on, oh yeah

Call me up, take me down with you when you go
I could be your regular belle
And I should dance for little Steven and Joanna
'Round the back of my hotel, oh yeah

I was good, she was hot, stealin' everythin' she got
I was bold, she was over the worst of it
Gave me gear, thank you dear, bring your sister over here
Let her dance with me just for the hell of it

Chelsea, Chelsea, I believe
That when your dancin' slowly, suckin' your sleeve
The boys get lonely after you leave
It's one for the Dagger and another for the one you believe

Chelsea, I believe
That when your dancin' slowly, suckin' your sleeve
The boys get lonely after you leave
It's one for the Dagger another for the one you believe

One you believe
Oh, no, no, no, no
One you believe
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Really annoying!
Hmm a 6 but that is for the cover only !
 Leslie wrote:
I find this song annoying.

 

I had to spend a few minutes googling before I could work out what on earth the other commenters were wittering on about.

As an English person, who doesn't drink beer (and certainly not american style beers) with essentially no interest in sport, this song is a reference to enjoying dancing to it on dancefloors, and it seems quite bizzare that it is now a sports anthem in the US! 

I think this is a great, sly song, replete with asides about gender roles and expectations, and drug references ("gear" is usually taken to mean marijuana).

Some sources also suggest that the term "chelsea dagger" has been adopted to mean the blade formed when a bottle is smashed against a hard edge. 

All in all a great name for a burlesque dancer, and a puzzling choice of sporting anthem.
Missing hawks playoff hockey!


 oldslabsides wrote:
nice album cover.
 
Their burlesque / pin-up flavored music vids are nice too, if you're a fan of the genre{#Bananapiano}
I find this song annoying.
nice album cover.
Well, this is cool.  Kinda like The Sweet with out the falseto.
Song is a 6-7, but allowing it in that crappy beer commercial -> 1.
 cohifi wrote:

I find this sort of offensive, but acceptable.

 
they are below the playoff line at the moment. so yeah, this song annoys me ever since they started scoring, and their games were on tv.


 blotto wrote:
Suck it, Hawks, you going no where this year. Hope you all enjoyed it while you can.
 
I find this sort of offensive, but acceptable.


hit the Mark! {#High-five}


I respected Chicagoland folk until I heard that they adopted this as a theme song.  {#Puke}
Suck it, Hawks, you going no where this year. Hope you all enjoyed it while you can.
old boy toews should really put his foot down and end this nonsense
Hawks win, but Niemi is already gone! Without him, no win, imho.

So glad, we won't be hearing this too long into the playoffs this year.
GO HAWKS!!!
 paddyc wrote:
The Chicago Blackhawks won, wiping out a 49 year drought of Lord Stanley's Cup!
 
jools wrote:

Who won?
 
 
Well done - at least you won something - which is more than the English can... we got knocked out of the soccer world cup.
 paddyc wrote:
The Cup cometh to the Windy City!  Nice job!
Thanks for a great season.  Party on Garth!
 
Oh man! It's not like I wasn't already sick of this song from the Amstell commercial, then I had to hear it over and over and over and over and over...

But I am super happy for the Hawks, who seem like the coolest bunch of guys evah!

The Chicago Blackhawks won, wiping out a 49 year drought of Lord Stanley's Cup!
 
jools wrote:

Who won?
 


 paddyc wrote:
The Cup cometh to the Windy City!  Nice job!
Thanks for a great season.  Party on Garth!
 
Who won?
Great track for bouncing around on your office chair!!
The Cup cometh to the Windy City!  Nice job!
Thanks for a great season.  Party on Garth!
The Cup tonight!  Go Hawks!!!

 
Stanley Cup

Could care less about Blackhawks or Flyers...just stoopid stuff.
Come on.  Give us a break - 49 freakin years - Godspeed Hawks
Just one victory and we're on our way! Go Hawks!

 Shaken_Bake wrote:
This is the STUPIDEST hockey celebration song I have EVER heard!  Really, REALLY?
 
Couldn't agree more.  Ridiculous.

Go Hawks!
This is the STUPIDEST hockey celebration song I have EVER heard!  Really, REALLY?
...play the Nylons version of "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" instead. ~that's my 20¢

 EssexTex wrote:
Just noise
 

Please tell me you're not standing on the porch waving your walking stick and following the above with grumbles of "darn kids these days".
 More_Cowbell wrote:

 

Playing for the lord Stanley Cup!

Stanley Cup baby!!!!!!!!!
More_Cowbell wrote:

First place!

 
Bring on the Flyers!!  We want the cup!!  It's been too long. 

What video game thisn would ... then Bob...
I could hardly log in fast enough to rate this song a big ZERO.  So much noise is right.
Just noise
 More_Cowbell wrote:

 
First place!

 Al_Koholic wrote:
This is in the new Amstel commercials.  Catchy tune.
 
Good pick by Amstel.  Never seen the ad, but the song certainly makes me wish I was lifting a pint!

Sounds like Manson (again)
 Al_Koholic wrote:
This is in the new Amstel commercials.  Catchy tune.
 
Aha!  So that's why I recognize it.  Good stuff

 newwavegurly wrote:
I like the song, and I like what I've heard from the band, but every time I see this band name come up...

 

WOW!   Sam Kinnison back from the grave...and looking lots worse for the wear!
This is in the new Amstel commercials.  Catchy tune.
I would be very happy if they put every record of this song into one of those pellets they use to fire up the national ignition facility.

OH HELL YEAH!!! {#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}
Absolute fun! {#Dancingbanana}
 Mike_Sneade wrote:
{#Puke}Absolute bilge.
 
Well put.  Just awful.

{#Puke}Absolute bilge.
I actually don't mind this song, however I cannot believe that this kind of song made it onto RP over some of the stuff I've had rejected.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

patrick_kane

 
Good call. Go Canucks.

 Quinnston wrote:
Get out your seat and dance around stupid song
 
Agreed and forego grammar while at it.

 More_Cowbell wrote:
Blackhawks start Friday!
 
patrick_kane

 More_Cowbell wrote:

 

Blackhawks start Friday!
If Elvis is King, the Fratellis must be his Knights.

I'm signing up to be a page or roadie or whatever they need.
Do do do do da da do do do di do. 
Don't know if there's a connection but I find this music just as annoying as Elvis Costello.

 countyman wrote:

OWEN!!!!!!
Sorry, wrong flick.
 
  Sorry, wrong flick.

The Goonies

Edit: Oh, wait. You were quoting the wrong flick because of Anne Ramsey. I get it.

 newwavegurly wrote:
I like the song, and I like what I've heard from the band, but every time I see this band name come up...

 
OWEN!!!!!!
Sorry, wrong flick.


 bbryan wrote:
Dig it - more than a little nod to T. Rex
 

i didn't pick up on that, but no wonder i like it so much.

and if you like this, you'd like J. Roddy Walston.
ugh!
Get out your seat and dance around stupid song
"Last Played: Never", yet I have already rated this and I'm pretty certain it was played last week. Seems like some part of the website needs repair...

Dig it - more than a little nod to T. Rex
5 points for the song plus 1 for the cover {#Roflol}
I like the song, and I like what I've heard from the band, but every time I see this band name come up...

 More_Cowbell wrote:

 
I'm so glad that I didn't have to hear this song very much on Sunday while watching Game 4...

As a Vancouver Canucks fan, I am ethically obliged to give this song a 1. 


 More_Cowbell wrote:
2 for the song +1 for the cover.
 

8 for the song +1 for the video
8.

Rest of the album hovers around a 6. 
Cool Rocky stuff.. pretty similar to Marylin Manson's New model( N°15) from mechanical animals album
The Chicago Blackhawks have destroyed this song for me.

Not that I would've rated it more than a 5 to begin with.

 ick wrote:
I watched the video and got a boner
 


{#Crashcomp}
make it stop!!
 More_Cowbell wrote:
2 for the song +1 for the cover.
 
and boom goes the dynamite.


I like the tune, LOVE the corny 50's pinup cover!
some wannabe-60s ... how innovative ... {#Shhh} 1 point for the cover.

2 for the song +1 for the cover.
 nigelr wrote:
Cover looks like the 'Boys' Own Omnibus'!
 
Have you seen any of their videos?  I saw one the other day that looked like an explosion in a burlesque factory - all these gorgeous women running around in frilly knickers and corsets.   Bloody marvellous.
(edited after reading further down the comments page) - I see others here have seen the same video.   rrrrowwwwrrrrrrr :D

Antidepression song. {#Dance}
choooooon!

 kellis wrote:
{#Bananajumprope} Da da doo, da da doo, dada doo de doo dedoo {#Bananajumprope}

 

Tee hee!
Cover looks like the 'Boys' Own Omnibus'!
Nice, lively set!  It must be morning in LA!
already it had a time....
This is currently my three year old son's favorite song. Everytime the Amstel Light ad comes on, he sings the chorus!
These guys sound like The Murdocks:

https://www.myspace.com/murdocks

 rtb wrote:
BMO's support of the TFC has killed this song for me.

 
No more than the Amstel Light commercial, but it's still a fun song.

{#Bananajumprope} Da da doo, da da doo, dada doo de doo dedoo {#Bananajumprope}

Retro headbanger bubblegum music?
Wheeee! {#Dancingbanana} What a fun song!

what does Costello music refer to?
This is pretty bad.
I hate this song. In short, it inspires the worst kind of anger. 
Okay now, this is just fun.  {#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana}
Something about this song makes me want to kick in the teeth of every member of this band.
BMO's support of the TFC has killed this song for me.

Those who understand this post know what I mean.

Pretty much awful.  I thought I was hearing it for the first time and logged on to rate it "2," only to find that I already gave it a "2" at some point.

So not only awful... forgettable.
Woo hoooooo! Love this song, love this CD. FUN!!!

{#Dancingbanana}
 Alafia wrote:
This song is ridiculous.


 

Yeah. So?
sabige wrote:
This is one of those CDs you butt-dance to in the car with the sunroof open in the summertime. Anybody else butt-dance? Be nice, this is a family place.
Was that you bouncin' down the Ike on Saturday? This is fun. Cheesy but fun. Give it a 5.
sabige wrote:
This is one of those CDs you butt-dance to in the car with the sunroof open in the summertime. Anybody else butt-dance? Be nice, this is a family place.
Yeah, but sometimes I forget I have on my iPod riding my motorcycle. I just look plain stupid then.
This is one of those CDs you butt-dance to in the car with the sunroof open in the summertime. Anybody else butt-dance? Be nice, this is a family place.
"Dam good city" "Dam good tradition" "Brewed in Amsterdam" "One dam good beer"
Great song, but it's hard to separate this one from all the commercial airplay. It'd be nice to hear any of the other awesome unknowns on this album!
Rock and Roll... So nice to know it exists, even if it's on the other side of a giant ocean.
Darkmatter wrote:
Me too. The redhead in particular! :heartkiss: :whipit:
This is cute... The album cover comes literally alive in this video of theirs: (click here)
One of the most fun concerts I have ever attended! The drummer is nuts, he reminded me of Animal from The Muppets! :dancingbanana_2:
Yes, fun music, fun album cover, fun all around, lets sit around the record player, whee! :bounce:
KateD wrote:
Love the album cover! ;-)
Me too. The redhead in particular! :heartkiss: :whipit:
lmic wrote:
The Kooks meet Franz Ferdinand?
Bingo. Add Arctic Monkeys and you have a trend. The fun part is that the music is pretty darned good. A propos of another post, my daughter (14) was floored that I'd bought this. She immediately borrowed it, and I haven't seen it since.
MrDill wrote:
fair to say there's not a bad song on this album at all
Agreed. Why aren't more of them on the RP playlist? Do I need to upload some?
fair to say there's not a bad song on this album at all
Elivis Costello music ?
Fun, fun, fun.
My Daughter just asked me yesterday if I had heard of this group. I had not so I listened to several of the songs on YouTube and liked them. Here today they show up on RadioParadise. I added this album to my Amazon wish list for the next time I order stuff.
This song is ridiculous.
lmic wrote:
The Kooks meet Franz Ferdinand?
Green Day with an authentic accent?? love that pin-up girl cover art too!