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Thursday, July 31, 2008

disco dolls - thursday

LIQUID GOLD - DANCE YOURSELF DIZZY
the singer, ellie hope was marvy- big teeth! big hair! skin tight gold lamé costume and 100% pure disco.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

disco dolls - wednesday

DALIDA - MOURIR SUR SCENE
less pure disco than laissez moi danser but twice as good!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

disco dolls - tuesday

GRACE JONES - ON YOUR KNEES
it may be disco but it is still man-eating grace bossing us around the dance floor

Monday, July 28, 2008

disco dolls - monday

SHEILA - DON'T GO
from her ginger haired yé-yé past- she morphed into a top disco queen, backed by chic.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

disco dolls - sunday

DEE D. JACKSON - METEOR MAN
it's 1978 and space themed disco is all the rage : go dee d!
if you like sally shapiro- you'll love this!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

gillian hills - bonus




GILLIAN HILLS & SERGE GAINSBOURG - UNE PETITE TASSE D'ANXIETE

as a blowupdoll icon, she has it all ; a beautiful face, a small but vital ouput, singing in french and english, some amazing film roles, working with gainsbourg and she's disappeared from public life...

gillian hills, i salute you.

bonus #2
the trailer for one of her last films - 'demons of the mind'

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

gillian hills week - wednesday

GILLIAN HILLS - LOOK AT THEM
heeeeey...another great song!
i can't believe this week is already over- gillian is one of my all time favorite dolls.
this photo is from the tv show 'the owl service'
i even bought the book since she was on the cover!:

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

gillian hills week - tuesday

GILLIAN HILLS - JE PARTIRAI
a more of a early francoise sound to this track.

the brilliant photo is from 'beat girl' (aka wild for kicks)


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Monday, July 21, 2008

gillian hills week - monday

GILLIAN HILLS - RENTRE SANS MOI
it's shame she didn't continue with this musical direction because it is just marvy.
the picture is from her appearance in 'blow up'

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

gillian hills week - sunday

GILLIAN HILLS - MA PREMIERE CIGARETTE
puff puff! sexy sexy! she sounds quite marilyn monroe-ish on this track.

and here she is singing it! watch her puff puff..!

Gillian Hills - Première Cigarette

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

gillian hills week - saturday

GILLIAN HILLS - TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY
love love love this song - one of the best 60's songs ever! love the picture too that i got from a copy of salut les copains

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Friday, July 18, 2008

gillian hills week - friday

GILLIAN HILLS - QUI A SU
an early yé-yé sounding track from the pre-sylvie, post-bardot sex kitten

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

gillian hills week - thursday

GILLIAN HILLS - RIEN N'EST CHANGE
1 minute 24 seconds of complete brilliance.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

japanese dolls - bonus #2

SYLVIE VARTAN - KOIBITO JIDAI
to finish off the extended japanese doll week, i had to share this wonderfully offensive picture of s.v. along with a japanese language song she recorded.

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Monday, July 14, 2008

japanese dolls - bonus

TOMMY FEBRUARY 6 - DANCIN' BABY
i realised that i just couldn't ignore the wonderful tommy if i was doing a japanese weeek. this is one of my most favourite songs EVER! it's like she swallowed vintage madonna, jellybean benitez, s.a.w. and produced this all knowing ironic iconic pop masterpiece. get ready to dance everyone!

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

japanese dolls - sunday

TAMAKI NAMI - PRAYER
taken from her 2003 album 'greeting'. according to wikipedia, she is known for her 'powerful dancing' - don't know what that means , but it sounds a bit frightening! great song though!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

japanese dolls - saturday

THE PEANUTS - SMALL WHITE BOAT
i discovered this on the wonderful let's go j-sound (highly recommended) - it's a gorgeous dreamy track from the 60's.

Friday, July 11, 2008

japanese dolls - friday

UTADA HIKARU - TRAVELLING
possibly the most accessible sounding j-pop star. this is fab.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

japanese dolls - thursday

YOKO ONO - NO NO NO
you know i love yoko and this piece of madness is testament to her brilliance.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

japanese dolls - wednesday

FRANCE GALL - UN PRINCE CHARMANT
any excuse to post f.g. - and i think you'll especially love this japanese version of an old fave

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

japanese dolls - tuesday

KOJIMA MAYUMI - HATSUKOI
i originally posted this about 4 years ago and it still blows me away today. it sounds like a japanese vanessa paradis on a gorgeous retro vibe.

Monday, July 07, 2008

japanese dolls - monday

HANAYO - JOE LE TAXI
i've had a few requests for a japanese themed week, so here it is! i'm breaking you in with this ace cover of the v.p. classic.

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Sunday, July 06, 2008

doll fight! - sunday

SUNDAY MORNING / ET SI JE T'AIME

margo guryan v marie laforet


can there be a outright winner for this? i'm doubtful.