Dalida - Chanteur Des Années 80 
worth watching for leg twitches alone. amazing in about 10 different ways
vashti bunyan is back! a new album drops in october and she is doing a small tour of the uk
(must buy tickets right now!)
Labels: folk, vashti bunyan
who knew sylvie had her own doll collection in the 70s? i want one!
Labels: sylvie vartan
France Gall - Zozoi (1970)
a star is reborn
i love marie espinosa. her debut album is still one of my favourites even after all these years since it was first released. now after a long, long wait she is back. it looks like she's chosen not to work with a record company but to release songs in her own time, in her own way. that's fine with me, just as long as she releases something. this first taster of her new material is full of joie de vivre and she sounds just as great as always. welcome back marie!
Labels: french 10s, marie espinosa, video
don't forget to forget...her nips
it's taken me about 4 months to get over the sight of her nipples in nymphomaniac (anyone who has seen the film should know exactly what i'm talking about *gag*) so now that time has passed i can once again enjoy the 80s stylings of miss g
Labels: charlotte gainsbourg, french 80s
oh the glamour!
a tight dress, a hand on the small of the back and a little back bend...and i'm hooked!
i'm off to france next week so can't wait to trawl through the marche aux puces and vintage shops for some old french vinyl. excited!
Labels: dalida, french 80s
obviously it's not as good as the original (possibly one of the best french songs of the 80's 'main dans la main') but it's really interesting to hear their english language version.
it still makes me want to wear stripes and jerk from side to side like elli though :)
Labels: elli et jacno, french 80s
in the dark
why didn't i know about this?!!!!!
charlotte gainsbourg singing the theme from the tunnel? (the french/british remake of the bridge)
Labels: charlotte gainsbourg
a song so sexy and breathy it puts francis lai and sylvia kristel to shame. from 76
Labels: 70s, nancy sinatra
who will buy?
i have 2 copies of this amazing book! anyone want to buy my spare copy (uk only please!)
full details about the book can be found here.
if you are interested - email me - i'll look into the cheapest postage on hermes.
more swinger than swinging. a slightly uncomfortable photo of jane et serge.
i don't think i've contradicted my last post have it ?! i wanted to share this with you ;)
Labels: jane birkin, serge gainsbourg
end of an era..?
blowupdoll has being going almost 10 years - and to be honest it was the first of its kind- there were no other music blogs dedicated to (mainly) 60s french pop. other like-minded blogs have come and gone (some brilliant, some not so much) but i've stuck around! personally, i think i was, and am the best of its kind. but i'm finding it increasingly challenging to regularly post music that i haven't already posted before. i don't want to feel like i'm constantly repeating myself.
i dont want to give this up but i also don't want to feel pressured into posting just anything. so i've taken the decision to slow down a bit - if i feel a burning urge to post a song then i will but i can't keep trying to post something every few days. if i find a video i'll share that too but again, only when the urge hits me or when something is new to me or if i know you'll get a kick out of it.
the best way to keep up to date with me is to follow this blog via blogger. i am on twitter, but to be honest i hardly ever tweet. or just check back every now and then.
but please stay in touch - i feel like i have made so many friends through blowupdoll - who have kept me motivated and have shared music, pictures, asked for and offered help - so please don't stop keeping in touch (you can always email me or post a comment) i will still be around - just less frequently.