Friday, 25 April 2008

Soirée this weekend

The next L’Amour Electronique takes place this Saturday at The Penthouse (above The Freebutt), Phoenix Place, Brighton. Join us between 8pm and 1am. Entry is Free. Do come, we will miss you otherwise.

See previous post 22 MARCH 2008 – Setlist and Podcast for a free mix we did last month.
The flyer tells you more…

And here’s a short film Verity made last month
Serge Gainsbourg/Grotesque Animal

This post is dedicated to our poorly-sick Roland ProMars synth, which is now in the capable hands of James at Synth Repair Services.

Fat Truckers – Fix It

The ProMars has led an exciting life. Before joining the Miss Pain arsenal, he was in the service of Billy Mackenzie’s younger brother, who gave him all sorts of weird and wonderful noises to make. That’s a fact, fact fans.

Get well soon ProMars.

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Georges day

We’re not particularly patriotic ‘round here…

But we couldn’t go through St George’s Day without paying tribute to San Giorgio

So as you probably know he invented electro-disco and gave Donna Summer a helping hand with some dirty arpeggiator action on ‘I Feel Love’. He also produced 2 classic albums for Sparks and recorded countless film soundtracks including the ‘Electric Dreams’ OST with Mister Phillip Oakey, which spawned the cheesy synth-pop anthem ‘Together in Electric Dreams’. If you’ve not heard the ‘Electric Dreams’ soundtrack, surprise Verity and request it at L’Amour Electronique on Saturday… ;-}.

Moroder even created a Supercar, in between producing some sleek 70’s electro-disco himself...

Giorgio Moroder – Utopia–Me Giorgio

Something I just discovered on the interweb: Moroder co-wrote (with Michael Holm) a couple of German language hits for France Gall, including this bit of bubblegum from 1970:

France Gall - Mein Herz kann man nicht kaufen

And now, here’s an informative promotional film about the man

BONUS Georges
Yes it’s our favourite, now defunct, Georges from Montreal. We miss you Poney, Bobo & Mingo.

First a slow-burning hammer horror post-punk rattler from their first LP ‘Deux Hot Dogs Moutarde Chou’.

Les Georges Leningrad – Georges V

And here’s a film capturing some live antics:
Les Georges Leningrad – Ennio Morricone

Happy Georges Day

Monday, 14 April 2008

22 MARCH 2008 - Setlist and Podcast

It was something of a battle that night (see previous post J’ai un probleme). Somehow Dom has managed to stick together a podcast from the interrupted sets (it wasn’t easy).

Then there was the idiot monkey-boy who insisted on drumming on the table throughout Dom’s first set. This got to be rather an irritation, and drastic action in the form of a percussion-less Messiaen organ piece soon put a stop to it…

Nicole Lord – C’est Le Go Go
Keine Ahnung – Plastik
Jacques Dutronc – Je Suis Content
Soft Cell – Memorabilia
Jennifer Bate - Olivier Messiaen’s ‘Combat De La Mort et De La Vie’ /
French language disque
Datarock – Computer Camp Love
Ladytron – High Rise
Marie Laforêt – Marie Douceur-Marie Colère
Henri Salvador – Beta Gamma, L’Ordinateur
The Human League – Being Boiled

National Bandit – Pardon My French
Cobra Killer – Let’s Have A Problem
Christie Laume – Le Musique et La Dance
France Gall – ZoïZoï
Hyper Kinako – 2 Tadgers
Sparks – Happy Hunting Ground
Pulp – O.U.
The Associates – The Stranger In My Voice

Françoise Hardy – Dis Lui Non
Glass Candy – Last Nite I Met A Costume
John Foxx – Touch and Go
Ruth – Polaroid-Roman-Photo
Stereo Total – Joe Le Taxi
Michel Polnareff – Ta-Ta-Ta-Ta
Jacques Dutronc – Fais Pas Ci, Fais Pas Ca
Future Bible Heroes – I’m A Vampire

Telepathe – Chromes On It
Toss – Da Da Da (Est-Ce Qu’on S’Cherche Ou Est-Ce Qu’on Triche?)
Jean-Claude Brialy – Boomerang
Serge Gainsbourg – L’Anamour
The Teenagers – No More
Add N To (X) – Sheez Mine
Klanguage – All This Time
April March – La Fille Á La Moto
Pussycat – Aucune Fille Au Monde
Trost – Sans Ta Scie

Of Montreal – The Past Is A Grotesque Animal
Kamerakino – Deportation Class
Alice Dona – Le Trois Couleurs De L’Amour
Stereo Total – Tas De Tôle
Gary Numan – My Dying Machine
Depeche Mode – Everything Counts
Add N To (X) – Metal Fingers In My Body

The Human League – Love Action
France Gall – Laissez Tombez Les Filles
Baby Birkin – Melo Melo
Goldfrapp – Train
Stereolab – Super Electric
New Order – 586
Stereo Total – Vilaine Filles, Mauvais Garçons
Clor – Love + Pain

*******PODCAST BEGINS*******
Michel Polnareff – La Mouche
Les Shades – Orage Mecanique
Brigitte Bardot – Tu Veux Ou Tu Veux Pas
Plastiscines – Pop In Pop Out
Brezel Göring – Ich Bin So Süchtig (mit Christiane F)
Miss Pain – Shelf-Location ROM
Divine – Native Love (Step By Step)

Peepholes – Trouble In Heartbreak High
Luke Haines – Off My Rocker at the Art School Bop
Devo – The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprise
Françoise – Hum! Hum!
Sylvie Vartan – Ballade Pour Une Fugue
Phil Oakey & Giorgio Moroder – Together In Electric Dreams

Yelle – 85A
HollAnd – The Lebanon
Deux – Game & Performance
Serge Gainsbourg – Docteur Jeckyll et Monsieur Hyde
OMD – Red Frame White Light
Simon Bookish – Metal Horse

*******PODCAST ENDS*******
Stella - L’Idole Des Jaunes
Adèle – Et La La La La
Stereo Total – Vive Le Weekend

Dauerfisch – Ride My Bike
Baxendale – Battery Acid
A-ha – Manhattan Skyline

Liz Brady – Hey O Daddy O
Add N To (X) – Hit For Cheese
Annie Philippe - C’est La Mode

Serge Gainsbourg – Bonnie & Clyde
Michel Polnareff – Dans La Maison Vide
Comix – Touche Pas Mon Sexe

Christine & Ses Copains – Mon Mini-Croulant
Michel Polnareff – Time Will Tell
Dog Ruff – Jon ‘E’ Storm

Pink Grease – The Pink G.R.EASE
Minty – That’s Nice

[this podcast has now been archived, download it from here, 54.8mb, duration: 59m50]