Wednesday, July 23, 2008

re: missing tracks

If you've tried to download any of the posted albums lately, you may have noticed missing links. Apparently doesn't like me. Anyways, I will try a new method of online file storage when I have the chance.

Chantal Goya - Les années 60

Yep, yet another yé-yé singer, but this one was also a "vedette" of the French New Wave, starring in the famous Godard film, "Masculin, féminin", in which she plays a young yé-yé singer (insert corny joke about how easy the part must have been).

On my first few listens to this collection I didn't really care for it; it seemed generic and boring. However, after many listens, the pop hooks dug into my brain and now I find myself humming "La pluie du ciel" and "Comment le revoir" while at work. Neither the singing nor the instrumentation are anything special, but the vocal tone is nice, the inflection is great and the melodies are pretty catchy. This collection is definitely worth a few listens, even if you can only find one or two songs that you really enjoy.

Chantal with David the gnome:


Chantal last year; no thanks:


The music:

Chantal Goya - C'est bien Bernard

Chantal Goya - A ls sortie de ma classe

Chantal Goya - Oh raconte-moi

Chantal Goya - Dis-moi ton nom

Chantal Goya - Une écharpe, une rose

Chantal Goya - Comment le revoir

Chantal Goya - La pluie du ciel

Chantal Goya - Sois gentil

Chantal Goya - Tu gagnes au flipper

Chantal Goya - Tant de joies

Chantal Goya - Il court les filles

Chantal Goya - Tu m'as trop menti

Chantal Goya - Laisse-moi

Chantal Goya - Dans la nuit

Chantal Goya - Ce soir on danse

Chantal Goya - Mon ange gardien

Chantal Goya - Pense pas trop

Chantal Goya - Ma première tendresse

Chantal Goya - J'ai le cœur en joie, j'ai le cœur en peine

Chantal Goya - La flamme et le feu

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Just in case you thought he was serious...

So yea, you've danced to "Ça plane pour moi"...congratulations. You probably also know the Elton Motello/Plastic Bertrand connection. You might even know that PB, aka Roger Jouret, is Belgian, not French. Well, I'm not sure where I'm going with this, but it seems pretty's one of several Plastic Bertrand compilations:

Plastic Bertrand - Le meilleur de plastic


In case the cover didn't give you the hint, this is some wacky/tacky pop garbage, though it's not quite as bad as this super 90's-looking "art" would have you believe.

For the music, It's pretty vacuous 50's-inspired "punk"/new wave/pop bullshit, but it's kinda fun, at least for a few listens. "Ça plane pour moi" is on here, of course, as well as a couple of other songs off of his first LP ("Bambino", an old French song, and "Le petit tortillard", a song about a Additionally, there are a bunch of pop throwaways with a few worthwhile hooks here and there, and, one of my favorite's by PB, "Super cool". Also, there's a "cover" of "Walk Like a Man" by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. For some reason they decided not to include many of his later synth-drowned abortions and his attempts at rapping in this "best of". Oh well!

In conclusion, I'm in a bad mood, but check out the free music.

I may actually start updating this more often again, but, as I've whined several times in previous posts, I've been really busy.


Plastic Bertrand - Bambino

Plastic Bertrand - Le petit tortillard

Plastic Berrand - Ça plane pour moi

Plastic Bertrand - Kill watch

Plastic Bertrand - Chewing gum

Plastic Bertrand - Baby doll

Plastic Bertrand - Hula hoop

Plastic Bertrand - Sans amour

Plastic Bertrand - Ping pong

Plastic Bertrand - C'est le rock'n'roll

Plastic Bertrand - Boum dans le cœur

Plastic Bertand - Super cool

Plastic Bertrand - Jacques Cousteau

Plastic Bertrand - Victime de l'amour

Plastic Bertrand - Téléphone à téléphone mon bijou

Here's a video of Dalida, the Italian/Egyptian/French chanteuse, performing her 1956 hit, Bambino, on television.

P.S. I'm not sure what happened with the Les Désaxés songs, but I will re-up them at some point within the relatively near future. I just hope that those assholes don't take them down again for some reason. It's funny, the one thing I had permission to post got taken down. C'est la vie, hein?

P.P.S. Just in case you thought he was straight...