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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

it's stella!

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berlin babes

just back from a short break to berlin where i picked up these records for only a few euros each. 
very happy with that! especially since i hadn't heard the b side to france gall record before!

 JEANETTE - VENGO DE UN SUENO DE AMOR

FRANCE GALL - MEIN HERZ IST WEG

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

who she?!



if you like moroder style disco or nu synth then you'll love this. 
you may love it even more when you realise she used to be a ye-ye icon.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

little star

sad to hear that twinkle died this week. mostly remembered for her death song 'terry' but if you listen to her golden lights album you'll know there was much more to her. - a english version of france galls 'poupee de cire, poupee de son', a few good covers and more of her own compositions. personally i think 'golden lights' is a doll classic. thanks for the music twinkle x


  

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

new doll alert!

as you know, i only post on here when i'm really feeling something - so i need to share this with you- introducing lia pamina. a spanish singer with a genuine adoration of all the things we love - 60s girl pop. her voice is great - like a modern day jeanette or claudine. here are a few videos of her to check out. 'how come i' was written for by roger gunnarson (sally shapiro, cloetta paris) - there is also a spanish version (como es). also check out 'party in the night' (my personal fave) and 'kingdom of heaven'.


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Thursday, February 26, 2015

best of both worlds

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

zouzou



this is EVERYTHING

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Thursday, January 01, 2015

music of the year 2014

as is customary - here is my albums of the year list 2014. there was some music that i was really looking forward to that sadly turned out to be a let down (coralie clement, la roux, yelle) and there were some surprises too (adrien gallo, alizee, rebecca and fiona). all in all, not a bad year - a good year for scandinavian music, less so for the french.  

happy new year everyone!   mordi xxx

electric youth - innerworld - 80s film score influenced brilliance
francoise hardy - midnight blues - 68-72 recordings
marianne faithfull - give my love to london - totally glorious!
tove lo - queen of the clouds - the saviour of pop
katy b - little red - surprisingly, the most played album of the year!
rebecca and fiona - beauty is pain - dark edged club kids
adrien gallo - gemini - think sea,sex & sun and faded denim to enjoy
alizee - blonde - it's just good pop!
robyn & royksopp - do it again - electro icons unite

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

71 smash

FRANCE GALL - L'AMOUR BOITEUX
look!!! i've posted something! a request from harvey. enjoy! 

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

ok,ok, so i know i have terribly lazy and very quiet for a while. surely once you've watched this, you'll forgive me. this is so freakin cool. marion cotillard singing! the biggest slice of electrocool and a visual delight. happy christmas everyone......

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Monday, October 13, 2014

diamond doll


went to see vashti bunyan last night. what a legend. she is such a lovely person! her voice is virtually the same as it was years ago - soft and fragile. she sang a great collection of songs from rose hip november to the current album - and she introduced all of them, setting the scene about when and how she wrote the song, all in her slightly apologetic manner. if you get the chance - go see her!

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Monday, October 06, 2014

dangerous acquaintance


great to see marianne faithfull back on form. such a great new album - everything you'd hope for - reflective and melancholic with a range of styles from her heart felt torch song style to some great rocking numbers. highly recommended

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r.i.p.


was sad to hear about the death of lynsey de paul a few days ago. of course, i loved 'sugar me' (especially claudine longets version), but also 'won't somebody dance with me' and the cross-dressing themed 'getting a drag'

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

super indeed

 

well this looking promising. there's a few teaser clips of other songs on her website which sound great - cool visuals too. love this song. hope there is more to come. welcome to the doll house barbara!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

she's back!

after my rant about alizee over a year ago where i disowned her (!) after her last album and her duet with norman wisdom-a-like olly murs - she is back. she won 'dance avec les stars' (dancing with the stars/strictly come dancing) and now has released a new album; 'blonde'- and it's good! the title track is a bit naff but the rest bring her back on form. with help from pascal obispo (love his own song 'fan') and zazie (too many good songs to name here) - she even sings a song titled 'mylene farmer'........!
listen to this track with lyrics by zazie. 

welcome back alizee (don't fuck it up again please)


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