Over the course of the year 1991, The Ex released a set of six 7" vinyl singles to subscribers, spanning an incredibly wide musical range from Kurdish political music to free improvisation. Though many of their vinyl singles are now available on CD on the excellent compilation "Singles. Period.", these six marvels are not. One of my favorites of the whole The Ex discography is the collaboration with Belgian cartoonists Kamagurka & Herr Seele, This Song Is In English, number 5 in this series. In the song Kamagurka explains why it is better to sing in English than in Flemish, complete with references to Shakespeare and "Petula Clark and his daughter". The B-Side is the same song in Flemish, and on both sides the end is in French. Herr Seele is featured on mandolin, viola, and recorder, and Johan De Smet plays piano and organ. These three guys also wrote the song, and The Ex does a great job as their backing band. You may now listen yourself and evaluate the relative virtues of the Flemish and English tongues.