The Raveonettes Try To Sweeten The Pot With Dancing Girls

I’m a sucker for the Raveonettes’ super-distorted take on old time rock and roll, and their new song “Candy” delivers on that level: It’s got head-bopping beats, not-very-vague drug references, and enough pedals to outfit a fleet of bicycles. Having never seen them live (I know, I know), though, I didn’t realize that they also employed dancing girls during their shows, one of whom gets a lot of gyration time in during this video. Why a band that already employs a comely female feels like it needs to up its sex appeal quotient is kind of beyond me, but I’m just going to chalk it up to some sort of ersatz Russ Meyer homage (surely I’m not the only one who was reminded of the opening to Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! when this video’s moneymaker-shaking young lady first appeared onscreen) and leave it at that. [YouTube]