brian-mcgee - May 30, 2018
I think it's high time we revived Jukebox Selects, and anyone who grew up with National Lampoon's European Vacation will recognize today's classic. As I saw Madison Beer stepping out with some new looks, I thought to myself, the only song that could possibly serve as a fitting soundtrack to this occasion is the Dr. John classic "New Looks." There's nothing quite like the scratchy tones of Mac Rebennack dipping his toe in the new wave.
Of course you all know Madison Beer, the nineteen year old heiress to the Beer fortune. She gained a modicum of fame for attaching herself to Canadian embarrassment Justin Bieber, and has since parlayed that into a career of going out at night and getting photographed. It's an age old profession—the third or fourth I believe—and Madison knows how to do it well.
I'm sad that Dr. John's new wave career never really took off. It was an interesting, albeit short-lived, diversion for a man mostly known for funk infused Bayou rock, but one that I wish had lasted longer than the one song. Nevertheless, we've got that song and it's the perfect musical accompaniment to these pictures of Madison Beer.
Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News / Backgrid USA