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Sunday, August 31, 2008

italo disco dolls - sunday

VIVIEN VEE - HIGHER
her voice is billiant! if you like vivien, it's worth checking out her other songs - she's vonderful!

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

italo disco dolls - saturday

VALERIE DORE - GET CLOSER
i love early 80's euro disco pop and the italo disco synthesized sound. i of course especially love the accented, often fragile doll vocals. this song is a great introduction to the sound. the first time i heard this i froze with my mouth wide open- i was in shock! it is so marvy!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

h is for 'how could i resist?!'

AMANDA LEAR - ALPHABET
seriously, once i heard this i couldn't get over it. it's one of those so bad it's good soft euro disco numbers from the late 70's. and despite showing her breasts in this picture- you can't fool me amanda!

a new themed week will start in a few days....

Saturday, August 23, 2008

ck week - saturday

CHANTAL KELLY - JE N'AI QUE QUINZE ANS
another week over :(
i hope you enjoyed chantal week - i did!

after she quit recording yé-yé, she released an album on the early 80's under the name of chantal bassi - does anyone have a copy? i would love to hear it. listen to one of the songs here: (it certainly pleases my 80's french pop button!)

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Friday, August 22, 2008

ck week - friday

CHANTAL KELLY - NOTRE PROF D'ANGLAIS
i would assume that this is her most known song but i thought it was still worth posting as it is billiant ... i am, you are, she is etc ... join in!

ace pic from poupee bella again!

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

ck week - thursday

CHANTAL KELLY - INTERDIT AUX MOINS DE 18 ANS
check out this article from cha cha charming for more info on chantal

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

ck week - wednesday

CHANTAL KELLY - CARIBOU
this amazing picture and song originally appeared on the brilliant (but now very quiet) spikedcandy and it has since become one of my favourite ck tracks. this song is up there with the best yé-yé doll pop.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

ck week - tuesday

CHANTAL KELLY - C'EST TOUJOURS LA MEME CHANSON
a slightly more grown up, sandie shaw type sound for this groover

this ace picture was found at poupees-bella

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Monday, August 18, 2008

ck week - monday

CHANTAL KELLY - post taken down - see comments!
this song easily sits alongside france gall - so enjoy it!

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

ck week - sunday

CHANTAL KELLY - ATTENTION COEUR FRAGILE
who?! not as well known as fg, fh, sv etc but in her short career she managed to make some ace ye ye pop sounds that i think you'll all love.

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

girl groups - saturday

PAY TV - FASHION REPORT
i thought for the final post i'd get up to date. everything about this girl group is amazing - i know i use the word 'genius' quite a bit- but...pay tv: genius!

check out the video (it's genius too!!)

Friday, August 15, 2008

girl groups - friday

THE MCKINLEYS - THAT LONELY FEELING
such a small picture for such a great song. again, i don't know anything about them - can anyone enlighten me?

thanks to jay who sent me a bigger and better version of the above picture but a special thanks goes to freddy who sent me this!:
freddy writes:
The McKinleys: In Germany they published some records as "Mc Kinlay
Sisters". Her Names were Jeanette and Sheila. Sheila made some
solo-recordings (Sheila McKinlay) in english and german. Later she was a
member of the "Les Humphries Singers".
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Humphries_Singers)
Note: they were written "Kinlay" not "Kinley".

There are three records:
-1967 (Fontana 269 363 TF):
Wer nicht höhren will muß fühlen / All Night Girl
-1967 (Fontana 269 353 TF):
Bye, Bye, Bye / Was kann ich dafür
-1968 (Fontana 269 404 TF):
Große Katastrophe / Wie all die andern

Thursday, August 14, 2008

girl groups - thursday

THE SHANGRI-LAS - I CAN NEVER GO HOME ANYMORE
everytime i hear this, i can't get over how billiant it is - and that's called fab!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

girl groups - wednesday

THE FOUR KING COUSINS - LOVE SO FINE
melodic harmonies from this sunshine pop fourking ace girl group

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

girl groups - tuesday

THE SHIRELLES - I DIDN'T MEAN TO HURT YOU
this song is so sad!

Monday, August 11, 2008

girl groups - monday

THE STOCKINGTOPS - I DON'T EVER WANT TO BE KICKED BY YOU
i have no info or pictures about this girl group - but this song is great.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

girl groups - sunday

THE CONTINENTAL CO-ETS - LET'S LIVE FOR THE PRESENT
my favourite garage girl band - this rocks!

i enjoyed the girl groups week so much that i'm making it a fortnight - double your fun!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

girl groups - saturday

REPARATA & THE DELRONS - SHOES
hey! it's shoes time everyone- get your bouzoukis out!

Friday, August 08, 2008

girl groups - friday

THE TAMMYS - TRAPEZE
i know this is an obvious choice- but it is totally necessary! such an amazing song with marvy backing vocals. if you don't already know this- prepare to be amazed! (the male voice is lou christie)

Thursday, August 07, 2008

girl groups - thursday

DAUGHTERS OF EVE - DON'T WASTE MY TIME
more garage than pop, this '67 song drums its way into your mind!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

girl groups - wednesday

THE ORCHIDS - LOVE HIT ME
ohmygodilovetheorchids! they are possibly my most favourite girl group. i don't understand why a record label doesn't release an orchids compilation, including rare and unreleased songs - other obscure 60's girl groups have had one, why not these?

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

girl groups - tuesday

HOLLYWOOD JILLS - HE MAKES ME SO MAD
no picture of the jills i'm sorry to say- so you'll just have to enjoy the sound. this song is genius!

Monday, August 04, 2008

girl groups - monday

PAPER DOLLS - CAPTAIN OF YOUR SHIP
these were around the same time as the cake- yet have a totally different sound. a british girl group, signed to pye, their names were tiger, spyder and copper (they liked wigs too!)

Sunday, August 03, 2008

girl groups - sunday

THE CAKE - RAINBOW WOOD
a brief career filled with excellent harmonies - you'll love these 60's dolls

marianne movie



has anyone seen marianne faithfull wanking men off? no?! then go see her new film 'irina palm'. i saw it a few nights ago- and i recommend it!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

disco dolls - saturday

SARAH BRIGHTMAN - I LOST MY HEART TO A STARSHIP TROOPER
naff! trashy! great lyrics! irresistible!

and...
SARAH BRIGHTMAN - MADAME HYDE
naff! trashy! great lyrics! irresistible!

Friday, August 01, 2008

disco dolls - friday

TWIGGY - HEAVEN IN MY EYES
yes! discotwiggs! this 1979 album had been shelved until a few months ago. written and produced by donna summers team - this is pure disco and i love it.
(does anyone have a better quality version they could email me?)

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