Retro Week: Rachid Taha, Barra Barra


From the Black Hawk Down soundtrack, which is worth, easy, six times whatever you pay for it. I know the movie came out in 2001, but eleven years is an eternity in pop music. It’s the difference between Johnny Mathis and Wheels of Fire, Elvis and Van der Graaff Generator. Not that Rachid Taha sounds dated, on the contrary. Think of it as a lava sorbet from all my emo retro.