If you're interested , here is a bunch of tracks which made the hapinness of the FM radios in France in the 80's
Chic planete by l'affaire Luis Trio 1987
Chacun fait by Chagrin d'amour 1981
Tes états d'âme Eric by Luna Parker 1986
Paris Latino by Bandolero 1983
L'amour à la plage by Niagara
Mise au point by Jackie Quartz .1983
Adeilade by Arnold Turboust 1986
I invite you to listen to the 2nd revue I did HERE
samedi 31 juillet 2010
Drug dealing , paranoia , racism , Flowered Up was not a very funny band :
"They are serious issues but they're everyday issues. I don't think I could write a straight pop song.The songs have got to say something ".Liam Maher .
An empathetic sneer , "Weekender" was the greatest single of the 90's !
Weekender 12" version
Mr happy reveller
Produced by Paco Rodriguez this first LP of "Autour de Lucie" named "L'échappée belle " had been quite a success even in the US what is rare for a french band .Sweet pop full of melancoly .
Au large déjà
Ce que l'on fait
"I'm the greatest " is indeed a great album produced by Edwin Collins and published by the excellent label Setanta. To be listened ! Pure pop-folk-rock indie of the beginning of the 90's .Sound very organic with awesome melodies .
You're too young
Take it easy
A very talented american girl , Juliana Hatfield has recorded "Only everything" in 1994 .A great album , full of sensibility with a great quality of sound . Extravaganzia of electric guitars all played by her , but never in a wild way. "A heart that works is a heart that hurts" , fantastic sentense ( Universal Heart-beat )
Hang down from Heaven
vendredi 30 juillet 2010
Alan Mac Gee's project (Creation Records ), Biff Bang Pow! is 6 albums :
Pass the paintbrush Honey 1984
The girl who runs the Beat Hotel 1987
Love is forever 1988
Songs for the sad eyed girl 1990
The compilation called "L'amour , Demure , Stenhousemuir" published in 1996 containts those songs :
She haunts 1988
Ice cream Machine 1988
Hug me Honey 1990
Miss you 1991
Rita Mitsouko was Catherine Ringer & Fred Chichin .Fred Chichin died in November 2007 .
Here is the LP called "No comprendo" produced by Tony Visconti in 1986 . A great album full of creativity and quite alternative . Another band"Made in France" .
Un soir un chien
jeudi 29 juillet 2010
mercredi 28 juillet 2010
Kas Product was a band influenced by the german culture . Coming from Nancy , east of France , they were two people : Mona Soyoc & Spatsz creating a kind of Propaganda stuff .It's cold , a bit dark but very clean and efficient .
EYES ON YOU : The Thugs , The flying Badgers , Kid pharaon & the lonely ones , The missing links 1987
"Eyes on you" was a compilation of emerging french indie rock bands in the middle of the eighties .It has been produced by the french label Closer-Teenage Records .Those bands used to sound everything but not french and for example The Thugs have been quite popular in the US and the singer of Missing Links was a new-yorker .Rock tunes !
Dirty white face - The Thugs
unknown song - Flying Badgers
Kid Pharaon & the lonely ones - Constitution of love
The Missing Links - Deep feelings .