Thursday, 27 August 2009

Jupiter, King of the Planets

Look to the south-east, somewhere in the twilight sky, and you will see Jupiter, the brightest star in the night sky. Jupiter: king of the planets, a vast and violent world of swirling hydrogen and helium gases. Jupiter: home of Fred, "the marvellous Kosmonaut".

Gazing through my telescope late last night, I thought I saw a small object breaking free from Jupiter's torrid, stormy atmosphere...

It was 1981 when Fred first visited our planet Earth. A gang of kinder-popettes saw him land and welcomed him. He couldn’t understand their Deutscher Kauderwelsch, but he sensed their enthusiasm and felt like an outer-space rockundroll star as they chanted his name "Fred vom Jupiter, Fred vom Jupiter" and confessed to how he made them go all weak-at-the-knees.

Sadly he couldn’t stay for long, but when he got home it was as if his life was lonely void, he longed for the attention and the worship he received on Earth as he gazed around at the gaseous emptiness of his home planet.

Die Marinas, those schulmädchen who welcomed him all those years ago have never forgotten him either. They are all in their forties now, but they keep him always in their hearts. Maybe they too have been stargazing, with their teenage daughters, looking up expectantly at the king of the planets. Did they see a tiny speck of light jettisoned from the brightest star in the night sky? They begin a playground chant, and their daughters soon catch the tune and join in...

Die Dorau & Die Marinas – Fred Vom Jupiter
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Thursday, 20 August 2009

SETLIST from 25 July 2009

It seems so long ago now, but here’s what we played last month (can you spot the space-themed songs?) – one abiding memory: a guy came up and requested Sarah play a Miss Pain song. Presumably he new…

The next L’Amour Electronique is this Saturday, so come and treat your ears to a late night cocktail of French Bubblegum Pop, Synthesized Sounds and Electronic Music: from Serge Gainsbourg to Stereo Total, The Human League to The Knife, via yé-yé girls, early-electronic pioneers and glacial synth-pop classics.
[see info in the right column, or the flyer at the end of this post]

John Foxx – Underpass
Françoise Hardy – Ce Petit Coeur
Stereolab – Wow & Flutter
Serge Gainsbourg – La Decadanse
The Knife – Pass This On
Depeche Mode – See You
Add N to (X) – Barry 7’s Contraption

Jean et Janet – Je T’aime Normal
Liz Brady – Palladium
Zizi Jean-Maire – Mon Truc En Plumes
Nicole Paquin – Mon Mari C’est Frankenstein
Fabienne Delsoll – I’m Gonna Catch Me A Rat
Stereolab – Space Moth
Brezel Göring – Bad News From The Stars
Jacques Dutronc - Les Metamorphoses
OMD – Messages

Farah – Dancing Girls
Ladyhawke – Paris S’Enflamme
Katsen – All Nighter
Data Panik – The Radical
Smarty Pants – Where Is Your Rhythm?
Trouble Vs Glue – No No More
Dan Deacon –The Crystal Cat
Husbands – Hidden Hands
Stereo Total –Miss Rebellion Des Hormones
France Gall – Dis à ton Capitaine

Ladytron – The Way That I Found You
St Etienne – Like A Motorway
C++ - Dérock‘n’rollisation
Brigitte Bardot – L’Appareil à Sous
Mareva Galanter – C’est Bon
Francis Lai - Samba Savarah (Un Homme et Une Femme OST)
OMD – Souvenir
TGV – Partie 1
Magnetic Fields – If You
Phil Oakey & Giorgio Moroder – Together In Electric Dreams
Neon Neon – I Told Her on Alderaan

Michel Polnareff – La Mouche
Cats In Paris – Foxes
Michèle et Ses Wouaps – Wouap-Wouap
Annie Philippe – Pour La Gloire
Christine et Ses Copains – Mon Mini-Croulant
Virginie Rodin – Commando Spatial
Les Bel-Air – Ils Parlaient Dans Mon Dos
France Gall – Laisse Tomber Les Filles
Toss – Da Da Da (est-ce qu'on s'cherche ou est ce qu'on triche?)

Jacqueline Taïeb – 7 Heures Du Matin
Ria Bartok – J'y Pense Tout Bas
Sylvie Vartan – De Bonheur
France Gall – Zoï Zoï
Michele Arnaud avec Serge Gainsbourg – Les Papillons Noirs
Momus – Amongst Women Only
The Chap – Fun and Interesting
The Associates – Love Hangover
Miss Pain – Shelf-Location ROM
Blue Minkies – Kevin
Fever Ray – If I Had A Heart

Kraftwerk – Radioactivity
Serge Gainsbourg – Requiem Pour Un Con
Jocelyne – Nitty Gritty
Françoise Hardy – Et Même
Christophe – Les Marionettes
John Foxx – Europe After The Rain
Jacques Dutronc – Il Est Cinq Heures, Paris S’éveille
Pulp – Styloroc (Nights of Suburbia)
OMD – Red Frame/White Light
M – Pop Muzik

Bazooka – Dada Dodo (instrumental version)
Isabelle – Amstramgram
Sebastien Tellier – Sexual Sportswear /
French language disque (time, numbers, colours)
Add N to (X) – Total All Out Water
April March – La Fille Sur Ta Moto
Ladytron – Olivetti Jerk
Claire Dixon – Fleurs, Vent
Françoise Hardy – Non Ce N’est Pas Un Rêve
Stereo Total – Je Rêve Encore De Toi
Michel Polnareff – Beatnik

Serge Gainsbourg – Dr Jeckyll et Mr Hyde
Les Roche Martin – Les Mains Dans Les Poches
Barcelona – Mirror Man
Soft Cell – Sex Dwarf
Fad Gadget – Ricky’s Hand
Depeche Mode – New Life
Devo – Whip It
Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene pt.4

Stereolab – Ping Pong
Mareva Galanter – Les Cornichons
C++ - Comme Dans Les Films
Heaven 17 – Temptation
Simon Bookish – Terry Riley Disco
OMD – Enola Gay
Stereo Total – Villaines Filles, Mauvais Garçons

Jacques Brel – Les Filles et Les Chiens
Michel Legrand – Digue Ding Ding
Jacques Dutronc – Sur Une Nappe De Restaurant
Emmanuelle – Le Reel Facile
Kap Bambino – Hey!
Claude François – Eloise

Glass Candy – Candy Castle
The B-52s – Planet Claire
Serge et Charlotte Gainsbourg – Lemon Incest
Fat Truckers – Teenage Daughter
Stereo Total – Plastic

Liz Brady – Bas Les Pattes
Eileen – Ces Bottes Sont Faites Pour Marcher
Die Dorau & Die Marinas – Fred Vom Jupiter

Datarock – Computer Camp Love
Quintron & Miss Pussycat – Swamp Buggy Badass

Trost – Sans Ta Scie
We Are Enfant Terrible – Snap Dragon
Stereo Total – Cosmonaute

Orlane Paquin – Le Train de 10h03
Alice Dona – A Trop Repeter Bien

here are our mp3 picks of the night...
Fever Ray – If I Had A Heart
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Christophe - Les Marionettes
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We Are Enfant Terrible – Snap Dragon
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