doll fight! - monday
PILE OU FACE
corynne charby v emmanuelle béart
this week: one song. two versions. who wins?!
happy birthday to me
CLAUDINE LONGET - LOVE IN THE PICTURE
it's my birthday! as a present to you, i finally give to you the 2nd of her japanese songs (never released on cd). cue mordi words: marvy! billiant! etc
Labels: 70s, claudine longet, japanese
70's gall - BONUS!
FRANCE GALL - QUAND ON EST ENFANT (1977)
i'm giving you an 8 day week as i realized that so far all my fg posts have been from 71-75 and nothing later than that. to rectify this, here is a song from the 1977 dancing disco (?!!) album that is totally undisco but totally beautiful.
i hope this week managed to convince you that there is more france gall out there to enjoy!
70's gall - sunday
FRANCE GALL - C'EST CURIEUX DE VIEILLIR (1973)
a great song that just gets better and better as it grows on you- put it on repeat!
70's gall - saturday
FRANCE GALL - PLUS HAUT QUE MOI (1973)
from the same person who co-wrote the marvy 'la quatrième chose' (as well as many of her early 70's songs)
70's gall - friday
FRANCE GALL - CAMELEON CAMELEON (1971)
listen to her up the tempo and have a little jolly groove!
70's gall - thursday
FRANCE GALL - CE SOIR JE NE DORS PAS (1975)
another berger track with a francoise sound - excellent.
70's gall - wednesday
FRANCE GALL - CHASSE NEIGE (1971)
a great song that wouldn't have been out of place on the '1968' album
70's gall - tuesday
FRANCE GALL - S'I L'ON POUVAIT VRAIMENT PARLER (1974)
seriously, this is amazing. it is reminiscent of 70's francoise hardy message personnel era - perhaps because hubby michel berger wrote them both. such a gorgeous song.
70's gall - monday
FRANCE GALL - LE LACHE (1973)
i know everyone thinks the ultimate yé-yé goddess went a bit shit when the 70's arrived - but i'm here to prove you wrong! ok, her music may have altered a bit- but behind it all is her great voice. this is the week to learn to love the best of 70's france gall.
80's frenchies - sunday
VANESSA PARADIS - SOLDAT
from her 1988 debut album.
hope you enjoyed this week - any suggestions for future themes?
80's frenchies - saturday
CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG - DON'T FORGET TO FORGET ME
you know me - i can't resist an excuse to post charlotte. her voice in this song is ace! from 1986
Labels: charlotte gainsbourg, french 80s
80's frenchies - friday
CATHERINE DENEUVE - OH SOLIMAN
written by serge gainsbourg from her 1981 album
80's frenchies - thursday
LIO - JE NE SAIS PAS DIRE OUI
from 1980 - this may be something to do with elli et jacno but i can't fully work out if he/they wrote or produced this song. either way - it's tops.
80's frenchies - wednesday
CORYNNE CHARBY - ELLE SORTAIT TARD LE SOI
a less obvious track from the great corynne - from 1987
Labels: corynne charby, french 80s
80's frenchies - tuesday
ELLI ET JACNO - LE TELEPHONE
just bloody brilliant! from 1982
80's frenchies - monday
STEPHANIE - OURAGAN
i bought this on vinyl on my recent trip to paris and it hasn't been off the record player since!
i love the terrible lyrics from the english version of this song too: "he's a maker of fashion
he's a faker of passion" !! number one in france in 1986.
hi! sorry for the recent lack of posts but i have been for a short break to paris. the highlight of the trip was seeing calogero (who was amazing) - as you can see from the pics above- zazie made a surprise appearance and they sang a duet together- what a marvy doll bonus! calogero also sang poupée de cire poupée de son! yowsers!
a new doll themed week will start tomorrow...
swinging brit dolls - monday
SANDIE SHAW - LOVE ME PLEASE LOVE ME
you may recognise this english version of the michel polnareff track. she does a pretty good job of it too!
swinging brit dolls - sunday
SYLVAN - WE DON'T BELONG
this is a doll essential. if you don't know it- now is your chance to enjoy this suicidal masterpiece.