Tuesday, January 29, 2008

France Gall - Baby Pop


It's late, so I don't feel like going too in depth about this album:

This one was released by Gainsbourg's songbird in 1966 on Polygram, and it's chock full of yé-yé greatness.

While there are a few misses (the title track, "L'Amérique" and "Deux oiseux", which sound really immature, even for Gall), overall, this album is fucking great. It's got lots of pop, some rock and even a little jazz thrown in...great melodies, occasionally off-pitch teenage girl vocals and enough variation to really keep it interesting, all without diluting its super-catchy essence.


My personal favorites:

"Et des baisers" (The lyrics are retarded, but can you understand French? No? Then who the fuck cares?)
"Faut-il que je t'aime" (Once again, a little retarded, mais n'importe quoi.)
"Cet air-là" (Covered by April March on her 1995 album, Chick Habit, which features a bunch of yé-yé covers, and the title track of which is an English version of Gall's "Laisser tomber les filles" that was featured on the Grindhouse soundtrack.)

Actually, scratch that; I really like all of the songs except the abortions mentioned up top, so check 'em out!

France Gall - Baby pop

France Gall - Faut-il que je t'aime

France Gall - Le temps de la rentrée

France Gall - Attends ou va-t'en

France Gall - Mon bateau de nuit

France Gall - L'Amérique

France Gall - Cet air-là

France Gall - C'est pas facile d'être une fille

France Gall - Nous ne sommes pas des anges

France Gall - On se ressemble toi et moi

France Gall - Deux oiseaux

France Gall - Et des baisers

Just in case you were curious, here are the videos for "Laisser tomber les filles" and "Chick Habit", respectively:

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Infrequent Posting

Well, I was recently forced out of my apartment by my roommate's girlfriend, so I am now crashing on my friend's floor in Manhattan for a bit. The good news, however, is that he has a Mac, which means I will now be able to frequently update this blog and post more albums.

...more to come soon...

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The Pac-Men

Continuing with more CT punk, here's a ripped tape of the Pac-Men, one of the hallmarks of my high school show-going days.

The Pac-Men - Passion

The Pac-Men - Before It Kills You Dead

The Pac-Men - Bare It All

The Pac-Men - Elvis is Dead

The Pac-Men - Serious Punk Rock Kids = Joke

The Pac-Men - Pac-Men Theme

The Pac-Men - Why Do You Believe

The Pac-Men - Sweet Pickles

As afore-mentioned, this is taken from a tape, so the quality isn't the best, but hey, fuck you.

The Guilty Faces

It's been almost two months since I've posted anything here. I have to be honest, though: I haven't really been that busy, just stupid. Anyways, here's the demo of one of Connecticut's best (somewhat) new bands, The Guilty Faces:

The Guilty Faces - No Point At All

The Guilty Faces - Another Distraction

The Guilty Faces - Some Things

The Guilty Faces - Suburban Sanity

The Guilty Faces - Flashes in Blue

The Guilty Faces - I'm Takin' Off

This picture alone should make you want to listen: Photobucket