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Sunday, January 29, 2012

go go crazy


great tune, groovy go-go. beautiful michelle mercier sings 'six-huit'

Saturday, January 28, 2012

that hardy girl - saturday

FRANCOISE HARDY - COMME
hope you've enjoyed the recent fh posts - perhaps discovering a new song or two whilst marvelling at the stunning pictures of her.

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Friday, January 27, 2012

that hardy girl - friday

FRANCOISE HARDY - IL N'Y A PAS D'AMOUR HEUREUX
oh, so sad,

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

electronic doll

JO LEMAIRE + FLOUZE - JE SUIS VENUE TE DIRE QUE JE M'EN VAIS
brilliant 1981 version of the serge classic. hailing from belgium, jo recorded this electronic cover that would made elli et jacno jealous!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

that hardy girl - wednesday

FRANCOISE HARDY - AU FIL DES NUITS ET DES JOURNEES
to put it simply: fucking great.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

driving miss marianne


watch this great clip of serge and marianne - watch out for bambou too. watch serge as he tells bambou he wants to fuck marianne, watch him chauffeur marianne as she makes her video for 'sweetheart', see her gulp down a can of beer - (listen out for serges comment here). but nothing can out do marianne informing serge as he flirts that she is 'not brigitte bardot!'. he looks like he is about to die and she looks like a spaced out prostitute! watch this - fifteen minutes well spent!

Monday, January 23, 2012

that hardy girl - monday

FRANCOISE HARDY - DIE ROTEN RUSSENSTIEFEL
she sang in german (but don't hold that against her!) - she makes it sound like a lovely language - surely a gift in itself!

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

that hardy girl - sunday

FRANCOISE HARDY - MON AMIE LA ROSE
i love this song so much. defo one of my francoise faves

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no nudes is good nudes

want to see some of your favourite dolls posing for the french equivalent to playboy?
check out dani, corynne charby, bambou, amanda lear and lio here!
see stone(!!!!!), more dani, valerie legrange and joelle here
also here are some amazing pictures of grace jones in playboy.

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

that hardy girl - saturday

FRANCOISE HARDY - POURTANT TI M'AIMES
this is a cover version of 'i still love him' by the joys (who?!).

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Friday, January 20, 2012

that hardy girl - friday

FRANCOISE HARDY - JE CHANGERAIS D'AVIS
time to get back to blowupdolls roots - a week of francoise. yay!

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

blown away


oh stella. you are ace!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

danse yourself dizzy


great song, slightly awkward yet wonderful dancing. enjoy!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

made in china 5

BAMBOU - LULU (1986)
this ode to her and serges son lucien (lulu) wasn't on her 'made in china' album and actually gives a better idea of where her music might have gone next. a much better song, with better production and much better male vocals!- clearly sounding more gainsbourgy. the b-side 'shanghai' is also not available on her album -you can hear it below - but does anyone have an mp3 of it (or can anyone rip it for me?!)


hope you've enjoyed these bambou days!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

made in china 4

BAMBOU & MARC LAVOINE - DIS MOI QUE L'AMOUR
another duet from 2003 (obviously that's serge in the picture not marc!)

Friday, January 13, 2012

made in china 3

BAMBOU - NUITS DE CHINE
born caroline von paulus - you can tell by this great photo that she was quite a party girl!

and here is an updated version taken from marc lavoines 'les duos de marc' album - he seems to like her as he recorded another song with her (coming tomorrow)
BAMBOU & MARC LAVOINE - NUITS DE CHINE 07

the video:

Thursday, January 12, 2012

made in china 2

BAMBOU - J'AI PLEURE LA YANG TSE
i really like this one - a repetitive breathy doll voice - what more do you need?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

made in china

BAMBOU - MADE IN CHINA
we all know that serge had the magic touch when it came to writing for women. but something didn't work out when he wrote an album for his wife bambou (named because she smoked opium a lot) - it was a total flop.
think charlottes wonderful charlotte for ever album mixed with grace jones inside story album - see! that doesn't sound too bad does it?! bambous voice is good enough - again it's reminiscent of charlotte or isabelle adjani. what lets this album down the most is the cheap production and god awful male voice that keeps cropping up - sometimes singing with bambou, sometimes just singing hideous back up.
anyway, the album is bloody hard to get hold of, so for the next few days i hope to bring bambou to a new audience who can give her appreciation she deserves.

Monday, January 09, 2012

new wave dalida


who knew that after the death of disco and on the cusp of new wave dalida made such a fantastic song? (from 1min onwards)

Saturday, January 07, 2012

my favourite waste of time


mr nonosse has the best youtube channel! chantal kelly i love you!

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cat power - saturday

CATERINA CASELLI - RE DI CUORI
and upbeat song to finish the caterina posts - i hope it's encouraged you to look out for more of her - see a few more great tracks here, here and here!

Friday, January 06, 2012

cat power - friday

CATERINA CASELLI - IL GIOCO DELL'AMORE
kicking drums, great strings and the drama of her voice make this an excellent tune

Thursday, January 05, 2012

cat power - thursday

CATERINA CASELLI - NINNA NANNA
she entered into various singing contests throughout her career - this one is her entry for the san remo contest 1971.
watch it here:

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

cat power - wednesday

CATERINA CASELLI - NESSUNO MI PUO' GIUDICARE
this is the song that helped to really establish caterina as a star - enabling her to make films (not always great but the songs are good) and to make more fantastic records.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

cat power - tuesday

CATERINA CASELLI - IL VOLTO DELLA VITA
she must be really good to take me away from my french singing dolls! she is my favourite italian singer - if you are not familiar with her, give the next few posts a try and allow yourself the pleasure of caterina. this song is a masterful cover of 'the days of pearly spencer'.

Monday, January 02, 2012

perfection


possibly my favourite france gall song ever. just perfect

Sunday, January 01, 2012

cilla nero

CILLA BLACK - M'INNAMORO
welcome in 2012 with this great version of 'step inside love' sent to me by guido.