“‘Euro-Vision‘ […] has in fact become known as one of the landmarks of Eurovision, as it was the first entry ever to mention the Contest by name as part of what is generally agreed to have been a send-up of the whole event” + “The Eurovision audience seemed unsure how to react to the performance, and after the band stopped playing, there was mostly stunned silence, with scattered polite applause; Michel Moers took a photograph of the bewildered audience. The band walked off amid sounds of muttering.” Dixit Wikipedia-the-Free-Encyclopedia. But our quiz question reads: what’s the name of Telex’ master choreographer?
Top version, exquisite lyrics! “La Brabançonne“ by les Tueurs de la Lune de Miel (the Honeymoon Killers), off “Special Manubre“ (1977 lp on Marc Moulin’s short lived Kamikaze label / 2009 cd with bonus tracks on Crammed) …
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Tagged 1977, 2009, Belgium, Brabançonne La, Brussels, cover version(s), Crammed, Honeymoon Killers the, jazz, Kamikaze, Moulin Marc, national anthem, new release, reissue, Tueurs de la Lune de Miel les
Les Tueurs de la Lune de Miel = the Honeymoon Killers released one classic album in 1982 (and a couple of singles in 1981-1983), with the aid of Marc Moulin & Dan Lacksman of Telex fame (see tag) … Compared to that masterpiece, their wild 1977 debut “Special Manubre” merely has its moments, e.g. “Blankenberghe“, with its exquisitely bored lyrics. This Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsys cover was not on the original lp; it was recorded by key member Gérald Fenerberg in a rehearsal room in Brussels, 1977, and features as a bonus track on Crammed‘s 2009 cd reissue.
Incidentally re: their Charles Trenet cover “RN7” (1981), that 1’15” > 1’41” break actually dates back to 1977 when related band Aqsak > Aksak Maboul recorded this Duke Ellington cover (and segued it with their own “Vapona, not glue”).
Hey & fyi: Crammed has launched its – impressive – own YT channel!
IM Yvon Vromman 1950-1989.
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Tagged 1977, 1981, 1982, 2003, 2009, Aksak Maboul, Belgium, Brussels, cover version(s), Crammed, Ellington Duke, Fenerberg Gérald, Hendrix Jimi, Hollander Marc, Honeymoon Killers the, jazz, Kamikaze, Lacksman Dan, linktips, Machine gun, Mooche The, Moulin Marc, reissue, Route Nationale 7, Telex, Trenet Charles, Tueurs de la Lune de Miel les, video, Vromman Yvon
Got this man Fèvre feverishly on repeat:
! more tracks on the cd than on the lp, apparently (hurry, it’s ltd) – for fans of Spoerri, Carpenter, early Human League (the Future), Trunk stuff, … but also Duke, Hancock, Moulin …
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Tagged 197X, 2009, AFX, Aphex Twin, Carpenter John, Duke George, Fevre Bernard, France, Future the, Hancock Herbie, Human League the, library, linktips, Moulin Marc, new release, reissue, Spoerri Bruno, vinyl
[uzine] used to be a music e-zine between 1999 and 2006, run by a threesome and then some (from the mid to end nineties, it was a webzine called ultra – hence the u -, run by (kf) & (hs) a.o. ). The e-zine (now defunct, don’t dream of sending stuff for review) had about 3000 subscribers and even more dedicated readers. We did interviews and reviews and provided the playlists of our radio shows (expect those here later on as well) plus a lot of links, favelists, best of the year overviews, etc. … annexed is the the whole shebang in a 2,6 MB zip featuring txt files and a contents pdf …
Incidentally, everything here is “for demonstration & (internet) conversation purposes”. This here blog will not be making any media files downloadable; such are our settings on this here Posterous platform. If they are presented here, the purpose is to promote artists by providing tangible examples of their art & craft, and to have you, o dear readership, become equally enthusiastic about the art on display, perhaps even tempting you to purchase it legally. As the financial crisis of 2008 has shown, we’re living in a consumer society (and a services economy, and an attention economy, and a spectacle society), so everyone has to be aware of and do what it takes to keep the wheels going (without harming the planet). Also, it is our intent to always provide direct links to artist or label sites, and to the sources we got our information or data from … as well as other relevant and informative links, cf. this site’s subtitle. Conversely (vice versa, mutatis mutandis), we hope to be quoted whenever material of ours is used, including all stuff from the issues of [uzine] contained in this here zip containing our own writings. Do contact us if you have issues or questions …
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Update: since the switch from Posterous to WordPress, it’s no longer possible to offer a zip. Here’s the contents table instead, and an example issue. When there’s time, we’ll make a separate blogpost of each e-zine.
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