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blowupdoll

Monday, January 31, 2005

hey, my friend


TOMMY FEBRUARY 6 - EVERYDAY AT THE BUS STOP
if you haven't discovered the brilliance of tomoko, now
is your time. let her bring her version of the 80's into your life!
click tommy here

Sunday, January 30, 2005

love is...


PAT BENATAR - LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD (mpeg 53mb)
possibly the greatest pop video of the 80's.
a story! acting! dance routines! prostitution!
trust me, it's totally brilliant!
click pats video here

Saturday, January 29, 2005

our songs are better


THE MISFITS - I AM A GIANT
are you fabulous? like us?
click misfits here

bubblegum, lemonade...


MAMA CASS - MAKE YOUR OWN KIND OF MUSIC
...and something for mama. a ham sandwich perhaps?
click mama here

Friday, January 28, 2005

le banger sister


FRANCOISE HARDY - VOILA
gorgeous and dreamy; the yé yé girl from paris
click francoise here

love those gays


GAYNAEL - ROMENTALE ET SENTIMENTIQUE
stop laughing at her name and enjoy the groove.
fantastique. i absolutely love this!
click gaynael here

sing it


TEACH INN - DING A DONG
singing this song cures everything. fact.
click teach inn here

doll face


ALIZÉE - J'EN AI MARRE
cover version of a france gall song.
and yes, it really does rhyme 'courgette'.
click alizée here

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

teenie weenie boppie


FRANCE GALL - LA FILLE D'UN GARCON
mini golf! pony club! volleyball! what more does a song need?
click france here

initials j.b.


JANE BIRKIN - JANE B
chopin meets lolita
click jane here

Monday, January 24, 2005

wh-at-is-sh-eon-ab-out-?


CHRISTINE PILZER - AH-HEM-HA-UHH-ERR
i have no idea what the hell this is about.
but it's totally nuts and groovy.
click christine here

Sunday, January 23, 2005

a girl like you


BERTINE ZETLITZ - FOR FUN
norways twisted little pop starlet.

click bertine here

Saturday, January 22, 2005

i'm with the band


EIGHTH WONDER - I'M NOT SCARED
my god, she was sooooo desperate for a hit.
i'm sure you'd agree it was worth waiting for.
click eighth wonder here

i love your frozen grin


ANNIE PHILIPPE - LE MANNEQUIN
french doll sings about a doll...in french! genius.
click annie here

Friday, January 21, 2005

english rose


FRANCOISE HARDY - AUTUMN RENDEZ-VOUS
i prefer this english version. gorgeous.
click francoise here

ginger snaps


MYLENE FARMER - C'EST UNE BELLE JOUREE
'the french madonna' except she's not a

member of a dodgy cult.
click mylene here

off with her head


JAYNE MANSFIELD - THAT MAKES IT
she's hip daddy!
click jayne here

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

divine b.b.


BRIGITTE BARDOT - LA FILLE DE PAILLE
this is so good you'll piss your pants
click brigitte here

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

breakdance bellytrance


QUEEN OF JAPAN - B.O.D.Y. (SPELLS BODY)
electropopclashfabhumanleaguesamplewithtoplyrics.
why? don't ask me why!
click q.o.j. here

birdy num nums


CLAUDINE LONGET - WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN
apparently karen threw up when she heard this version.

i love it.
click claudine here

Thursday, January 13, 2005

easy breezy japanezy


UTADA HIKARU - TRAVELLING
j - pop till you drop
click utada here

out of this world


VICTOIRE SCOTT - 4 IÉME DIMENSION
this song is beyond brilliant. download it and love it!
click victoire here

soy good


JEANETTE - SOY REBELDE
you gotta love her. no.... you must
click jeanette here

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

haircut 100


CATERINA CASELLI - SOLE SPENTO
if you don't love this: you are dead
click caterina here

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

nico icon


NICO - STRIP TEASE
smiley sings gainsbourg
click nico here

Monday, January 10, 2005

grow up


FAITH HOPE & CHARITY - GROWING PAINS (PETTIBONE MIX)
failed girl pop from tom watkins. featuring dani behr.
anyone got a better picture of them? get in touch!
anyone got other FHC songs? get in touch!
click faith hope charity here

pogo pop


LIO - BANANA SPLIT
bloody hell - this is fab. you'll love it!
(don't worry, it's french!)
click lio here

be dazzled

check out this top video of serge gainsbourg
featuring a very giggly france gall

Saturday, January 08, 2005

new wave nico


HERMINE - DON'T SMOKE IN BED
french punk torchsong. if you like nico, you may like this

click hermine here

for erin


MARIE LAFORET - MARIE DOUCEUR, MARIE COLERE
normally i hate french singers covering english songs
(that's why i dislike sylvie vartan)
but marie makes this cover version skilliant!
click marie here

MARIE LAFORET - IVAN, BORIS ET MOI
hope you enjoy the laforet feast!
click marie again here

Friday, January 07, 2005

norway norway (mananamah)


DISCO ANNE & KARVAOPELIT - ROKKIBABY
rare early annie song
click disco anne here

twice as nice


MADONNA - STAY '81
not the like a virgin one- a pre fame one. and it rules
click madonna here

made in france


FRANCE GALL - NOUS NE SOMMES PAS DES ANGES
just because she is the boss of all things french.
and because she is wearing yellow socks.

click france here

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

virgin superstar


LENE - HERE WE GO
she should have ruled the planet with this song.
sadly, she didn't.
click lene here

my best friend


KIM WILDE - WATER ON GLASS
when i was young, my imaginary friends were
the bionic woman and kim wilde.
click kim here

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

a message for jon


CLAUDINE LONGET - a very short message
a big thanks to jon from whatevasista! for helping
locate some obscure french artists for me.
a message from claudine longet for you...

click claudine here

Monday, January 03, 2005

want to help blow up the doll?

Hi!

there's a few french artists that i really like, but only have 1 or 2 of their songs and i'd really like to hear more, but they are proving really hard to find.
so can any fab person reading this help me out? do you have any of their tunes? the artists I'm most interested in are:

ZOUZOU

STELLA

PUSSY CAT

GAYNAEL

get in touch if you can help. thanks!

Mordi x

young girl blues


ZOUZOU - IL EST PARTI COMME IL ETAIT VENU
marianne faithfull meets francoise hardy in this 60's icon. fabulous.

click zouzou here

Sunday, January 02, 2005

rocking with rita


WE'VE GOT A FUZZBOX (and we're gonna use it) - LOVE IS THE SLUG
hairspray! hairdye! little musical ability! = fab d.i.y. bubblepunk.
click fuzzbox here

Saturday, January 01, 2005

happy new year mes amis


ANNIE PHILIPPE- MES AMIS, MES COPAINS
a poor mans france gall- but she still sung some top tunes
click annie here

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