Friday, 25 July 2008

L’Amour Electronique – podcast / mixtape & setlist 28 JUNE 2008

Phew, just in time to give you a taster for tonight's L'Amour Electronique, 8pm-1am at The Penthouse, Phoenix Place, Brighton.  Entry is free all night long.  Come and say salut!

here's last month's setlist and the mix is at the bottom...
Mireille Darc – Helicoptere
Serge Gainsbourg –
Requiem Pour Un Con
Rod Freeman and The Blue Men/Joe Meek –
I Hear A New World
Kraftwerk –
Computer World
Serge Gainsbourg et Charlotte Gainsbourg –
Lemon Incest
Stereo Total –
Holiday Innn
Jane Birkin –
Ex-Fan Des Sixties
Pamela –
Une Autre Autoroute
Ladytron –
Adult. – Pray For Pills
Cobra Killer –
Mund Auf-Augen Zu (Stecker Raud, Ich Dreh’ Durch)
Catherine Clousot et Jacques Rousseau –
Dansons La Capucine
Josephine Baker –
Si J’Etais Blanche
Simon Bookish –
The Human League –
Life Kills
Plastic Bertrand –
Sha La La La Lee
Françoise Hardy –
Je Changerais D’Avis
Charlotte Gainsbourg –
5:55 (Metronomy remix)
Mick Harvey –
Jazz in the Ravine
Claudine Longet – Love Is Blue
Schneider TM –
Bronski Beat –
Smalltown Boy
Ruth –
Michel Polnareff –
Ladytron –
The Way That I Found You
Serge Gainsbourg –
Elaeudanla Teiteia
Neon Neon –
Dream Cars
Leonard Cohen – First We Take Manhattan
Françoise Hardy –
Les 5 Gentlemen –
Si Tu Reviens Chez Moi
Jacques Dutronc –
Sur Une Nappe De Restaurant
Jany L. –
Le Restaurant Chinois
I Monster –
Full Speed To Metric
The Associates – Waiting For the Loveboat
Edith Nylon –
Femmes Sous Cellophane
New Order –
Dreams Never End
Electronicat –
Frisco Bay
Le Tigre –
Tres Bien
Hug Party –
Tasty Ladies
Venini – Carnival Star (version 2)
Bis –
Love Will Tear Us Apart
Mareva Galanter feat. Jacno –
Bang Bang
Desireless –
Voyage Voyage
Brigitte Bardot –
L’Appareil A Sous
Jacques Dutronc –
Mini Mini Mini
Stereolab –
Emperor Tomato Ketchup
Silver Apples –
I Have Known Love
Stella – L’Idole Des Jaunes
Cats In Paris –
Loose Tooth Tactile
Jacques Brel –
Les Filles et Les Chiens
Echokrank –
The Chap –
I Am Oozing Emotion
Zombie Zombie –
Jacques Dutronc –
On Nous Cache Tout, On Nous Dit Rien
Stereo Total – Orange Mecanique
Jimmy Somerville –
Puit D’Amour
Joan Of Arc (not included due to technical problems)
John Foxx –
Mr No
Nicole Croisille et Pierre Barouh –
Un Homme et Une Femme
Josephine Baler –
La Petite Tonkinoise
Les Georges Leningrad –
Fifi F
Hawnay Troof –
Bad News From The Stars
Villeneuve – Oh No
Neon Neon –
I Lust U
Erasure –
Lay All Your Love On Me
Mareva Galanter –
Les Cornichons
The Knife –
*****PODCAST ENDS*****
Ladyhawke – Paris S’Enflamme
The Human League –
Stereo Total –
Musique Automatique
Miss Pain vs Tony Tronic –
Shelf-Location ROM (Overdue Under the Shelf remix)
Ronnie Bird –
April March –
Tu Mens
Datarock –
Computer Camp (Devo Mutato mix)
Add N to (X) – Hey Double Double
Soft Cell –
A-ha –
Manhattan Skyline
Etienne Daho – Tombé Pour La France
Depeche Mode –
Just Can’t Get Enough
Enola Gay
Heaven 17 –
Kap Bambino & Khima France – Seed
T.Raumshmiere feat Miss Kittin – The Game Is Not Over
Katy David – Plus Tard (Call Me)
Devo – Sloppy (I Saw My Baby Getting)
Michel Polnareff - Voyages
- FIN -

[This podcast has now been archived, download it from here, 71.1mb, duration: 62m07]

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Soirée this Saturday

Bonjour la classe, 
you are cordially invited to attend L'Amour Electronique this Saturday 26 July 2008.  
It takes place at The Penthouse, upstairs at The Freebutt, Phoenix Place, Brighton.
We will be there from 8pm until 1am, and there will be music and visuals, plus drinking and maybe some dancing if there is space.

we should also mention that drinks are cheap, and entry is free.

Well, are you 'In', or are you 'Out'?

Serge Gainsbourg - Qui est 'In', Qui est 'Out'?

Monday, 14 July 2008

Vive la Révolution

Sarah found this book The French Revolution a few years ago in a charity shop. It’s an illustrated children’s book from a series called the Hamish Hamilton history library. She brings it every month to L’Amour Electronique and we always make sure we show off the gory illustrations at any opportunity.

Mister Bookish, the guillotine…
Simon Bookish – O Guillotine

Here comes Holy Fuck’s chopper to chop off your head…
Holy Fuck – Choppers
Maybe they’ll stick it on a spike and parade around the streets with it.

France’s modern day national anthem La Marseillaise was the rallying call of the French Revolution and received its name because it was first sung by volunteers, who had marched from Marseille, upon their arrival on the streets of Paris. B.B. also marched to it in the opening of her 1968 end-of-year show for French TV
Brigitte Bardot - Marseillaise Générique

Serge recorded his own reggae version of the French national anthem in 1978. It earned him serious death-threats from the extreme-right, affronted by the appropriation of a symbol of their national pride (I reckon I might be a bit miffed too if one of my favourite songs was given a reggae makeover). It also gave him his biggest selling record to date. A couple of years later he almost bankrupted himself buying the original manuscript of La Marseillaise “it was a question of honour” he said.
Serge Gainsbourg - Aux Armes et Cætera

Sunday, 13 July 2008

a short post about Charity Shops and Space Disco

Yesterday I had a little of my faith restored in charity shops.  I can't remember the last time I got anything good in one, but whilst trawling the ones in Eastbourne, I unearthed an odd little gem:

The 1977 space disco LP Magic Fly by French electronicists SPACE
And the best thing was: it was reduced from £1.00 to 50p. C'est fantastique!

I've not had a chance to listen to it yet, but here they are in all their 70's astronautical glory:
Space - Magic Fly

And while I'm in a French-y/space-y mood here's another one, in the form of:
The Droids - The Force

hmm, maybe next week I'll find a Droids record in a Bexhill-on-Sea charity shop...