Tuesday, 19 May 2009

SETLIST from 25 April 2009

Finally managed to get the setlist from last month typed up. As usual we've each picked an mp3 of a song we played so you can re-live a few brief moments vicariously [look below...].

Don't forget to come this Saturday if you're in Brighton, Free entry all night!
9pm - 3am
at The West Hill (formerly The Belle Vue)
67 Buckingham Place, Brighton
France Gall – Ne Soit Pas Si Bête
Claudine Longet – L’Amour Est Bleu
Baby Birkin – Mélo Mélo
Stereolab – Eloge D’Eros
Depeche Mode – See You
Add N to (X) – Revenge of the Black Regent
Music From Mathematics (played by the IBM 7090 Computer) – Fantasia

Liquid Vega – In:The:City
Serge Lama – Girls… Girls
Serge Gainsbourg et Brigitte Bardot – Je T’aime… Moi Non Plus
I Monster – Who Is She?
Marie Laforêt (avec Gérard Klein) - Le Vin de L’été
The Passions – I’m in Love with a German Filmstar
Bertrand Burgalat & Robert Wyatt – This Perfect Night
Galatasaray Lisesi – Zazie
Stereo Total – Je Rêve Encore De Toi
The Guinea Pig Killers – The Lady and The Pigman

Dauerfisch – So Gut
Katsen – Island in an Island
Noisy Pig – Magic Pee
The Chap – Fun and Interesting
I Monster – No Nice Strippers (The Full Seven Inches mix)
Orlane Paquin – Le Train de 10h03
Liz Brady – Partie De Dames

France Gall – Laisse Tomber les Filles
The Human League – Love Action
Sandie Shaw – Pourvu que ça dure (Long live love)
Françoise Hardy – Comment Te Dire Adieu
Stereolab – Ping Pong
Michel Polnareff – Dans La Maison Vide
Vox Dei - Terroriste
Jacques Dutronc – Mini Mini Mini
Mareva – Les Filles C’est Fait Pour Faire L’Amour
OMD – Souvenir
Au Revoir Simone – Shadows

John et Jehn – 20L07
Trost – Sans Ta Scie
Serge Gainsbourg – Le Poinçonneur des Lilas
Johnny Halliday – A Tout Casser
Brigitte Bardot – Ce N’est Pas Vrai
Gabriel Yared – La Poubelle Cuisine
Jacques Brel – Amsterdam (Live à l’Olympia, Paris 1964)
Adèle – Je Ne Veux Plus D’Accordeon
Jacques Dutronc – Le Responsible
Chantal Goya – Tu M’as Trop Menti
France Gall – Der Computer Nr.3
Add N to (X) – Adding N To (X)

Farah – Law Of Life
Holy Fuck – Milk Shake
Dan Deacon – The Crystal Cat
Bobbie Marie – ???
France Gall – N’Ecoute Pas Les Idoles
Sylvie Vartan – Ballade Pour Une Fugue
Serge Gainsbourg – Ford Mustang
Ria Bartok – Ecoute Mon Coeur
Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene (pt.4)

The Knife – Silent Shout
Yazoo – Don’t Go
Goldfrapp – Train
Neon Neon – Dream Cars
Stereo Total – Je Suis Nue
Michel Polnareff – Y A Qu’un Cheveu
Super Furry Animals – Inaugural Trams
Serge Gainsbourg – Marilu
Jacques Dutronc – Les Cactus
Françoise Hardy – On Dit De Lui
Mareva – Pourquoi Pas Moi

Jacques Brel – Les Filles et Les Chiens
Dani – Sans Asterisque
Michel Polnareff – La Mouche
Cats in Paris – Loose Tooth Tactile
Die Dorau & Die Marinas – Fred Vom Jupiter
Chantal Goya – Laisse Moi
Jacques Dutronc – On Nous Cache Tout, On Nous Dit Rien
Johnny Halliday – Noir C’est Noir
Claude François – Hip Hip Hip Hurrah
Eddie Mitchell – Et S’il N’en Reste Qu’un

Stereo Total – Complex Mit Dem Sex
Brigitte Bardot – Bubblegum
The Blue Minkies – You Make Me Blush
Peepholes – My Traps
Les Georges Leningrad – Monster Klaw
Trouble Vs Glue – Chinese Posters
Brezel Göring – Ich Bin So Süchtig (mit Christiane F)
Christie Laume – Rouge Rouge
France Gall – Poupée De Sire, Poupée De Son
Ultravox – Dancing With Tears in My Eyes

OMD – Enola Gay
M – Pop Muzik
Patrick Wolf – Vultures
Add N to (X) – Metal Fingers in My Body
Yelle – Je Veux Te Voir

Stereo Total – Wir Tanzen Im 4-Ek
Silicon Teens – You Really Got Me
The Human League – Sound Of The Crowd
Serge Gainsbourg – Requiem Pour Un Con
Space – Magic Fly

Sebastien Tellier – Divine
Luke Haines – Off My Rocker…
Devo – The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprise
The Human League – Circus Of Death
John Foxx – 20th Century

The Normal – Warm Leatherette
Stereo Total – Tas De Tôle
Plastic Bertrand – Ça Plane Pour Moi

Pussycat – Aucune Fille Au Monde
Baby Birkin – St Tropez
We Are ENFANT TERRIBLE – Snap Dragon

Trans X – Living On Video (’85 remix)
Fad Gadget – Ricky’s Hand
Soft Cell – Say Hello Wave Goodbye

mp3s for yr listening pleasure
Verity: France Gall – Ne Soit Pas Si Bête
Dominic: Galatasaray Lisesi - Zazie
Sarah: Katsen - Island in an Island

Monday, 18 May 2009

next L'Amour Electronique this Saturday

Monsieur Dutronc is pointing at you! Yes, YOU!  He wants you to come to L'Amour Electronique this Saturday.

Once you're there, you can enjoy 6 hours of the finest in French Pop, bubblegum hits, synthesized sounds, and electronic bleeps and tones.

9pm - 3am
at The West Hill (formerly The Belle Vue)
67 Buckingham Place, Brighton

It is free entry, in case you need any more persuading.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Creepy Crawlies pt.2

In part 1 we introduced you to a few of the hairy little beasties that make us come over all squeamish. Our French dictionary interprets creepy crawlies as bestioles, though I am rather taken with Terrifiante Rampante which is the answer a free translation website just fed back to me.

Last time, Polnareff declared himself King of the Ants, then had a change of heart and turned himself into a fly. Well we have some news for you Monsieur Polnareff, here comes Mister Tovey to usurp petit Michel. Frank Tovey aka Fad Gadget, beating his chest and beating his wings, preying on spiders, dive bombing colonies of ants, heading up his filthy cloud of evil, beady-eyed flies.

Fad Gadget – King of the Flies
[buy Fad Gadget: iTunes | Mute Bank]

But what’s that looming out of the blood red sky? Huge clanking metal wings, glassy eyes and hydraulic legs.

The Magic Fly has timewarped out of the Space disco seventies to do battle with the King of the Flies, rockets firing up, it blasts straight into the vast black humming cloud. A million insects pelt and buzz the lumbering iron thorax, swarming the mirrored eyes turning them to an iridescent shimmering black. Lasers fry hairy little legs and singe tiny translucent wings – it’s raining flies, run for cover!

Space - Magic Fly
[buy Space: iTunes | Amazon]

Are you itching and scratching yet? Did you know, if a flea were scaled up to human size it would be able to jump over the Eiffel tower? That’s a scientific fact, apparently, and it’s also a topical fact for this here blog too [bonus points for yr scribe]. Back to regular sized fleas now:“Here come the fleas, they’re at your knees…” Yep, the circus is in town.

Ladies and Gentlemen! Marvel as they perform their feats and tricks to a White Noise electronic sound storm created by David Vorhaus, Delia Derbyshire and Brian Hodgson

White Noise – Here Come The Fleas
[buy White Noise: iTunes | Amazon]

Back in 1967, the Kingsley’s beloved family dog was quarantined with a nasty infestation of the Spanish flea variety. Gershon Kingsley called upon his erstwhile collaborator Jean-Jacques Perrrey, and together they zapped those lice with a few volts of the old pioneering Moog-tronica. Those fleas they danced an urgent samba and fled the retriever’s shaggy coat.


Perrey & Kingsley – One Note Samba–Spanish Flea
[buy Perrey & Kingsley: iTunes | Amazon]

You know, once you get les puces, they spread all over the house – in the carpet, in your bed, sucking your blood when you’re fast asleep.
Tomorrow you’ll wake up feeling like you slept in a Parisian flea-pit, and you’ll be itching like mad.

Les Puces – Demain
[if anyone can find a copy of 'Girl Group Power- Histoires De Filles: Quebec 60's Go-Go Music', please let me know!]

That’s all for now, night-night children, don’t let the bed bugs bite.

Friday, 8 May 2009

Creepy Crawlies pt.1

Following our (not so) recent post about Wasps, here’s one about Creepy Crawlies, or Bestioles, as the French dictionary has just informed me. So if the thought of little leggy critters makes your skin crawl, take a deep breath and read on with caution.

We’re talking little critters like these two clockwork Horrors*, who were wound-up and let loose in Daniel Miller’s studio full of ancient analogue gadgetry.

After a few days Barry 7 was sent in to try and take some control of the situation. The result: some deeply sinister metal-on-metal musik like this:
Spider and the Flies – Spider and the Flies
[buy Spider and The Flies: iTunes | Mute Bank]

We all know Michel Polnareff is a bit of a strange one – Whenever I try and introduce someone to his music, I like to take them through some of his looks to show the whole package: At the start there was little mod-like urchin Polnareff, serenading with his 12-string guitar… Gradually this mutated into the Pierrot/Jagger/Bowie-hybrid wailing goth-glam opera sounds in a white smock dress and those trademark sunglasses… Somewhere along the way, it appears Michel may have been abducted by the P-Funk Mothership, where a freaky transformation took place. On his return to earth, Polnareff unveiled his new ‘look’: a fright-wigged Bowie-meets-Liberace-meets-Elton John bacofoil ostrich from outer-space…

This one’s from back in those mod-ish days, dressed in a black polar-neck, Polnareff proclaimed himself ‘King of the Ants’
Michel Polnareff – Le Roi De Fourmis
[buy Polnareff: iTunes | Amazon.fr]

Nine years later, he changed his mind (along with his image), and decided he was a fly with a penchant for landing on people’s lips… Mmmm, spread those germs.

Michel Polnareff – La Mouche
[buy Michel Polnareff: iTunes | Amazon.fr]

*we should also mention that those Horrors have come up trumps with their new album Primary Colours. Goodbye hairspray-goth, hello krautrock-shoegaze.