Lizzy Mercier Descloux ‎– Mambo Nassau

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A1 Lady O K'Pele
Backing Vocals – Michel Esteban, Roux (6)Bass – Philippe Le MongneDrums – Billy Perry*Guitar – Yahn LekerPercussion – Yvan NoeSynth, Lyrics By, Backing Vocals – Wally BadarouVocals, Guitar, Music By, Backing Vocals – Lizzy Mercier Descloux
2:24
A2 Room Mate
Bass – Philippe Le MongneDrums – Billy Perry*Guitar, Music By – Yahn LekerSynth – Wally BadarouVocals, Music By, Lyrics By – Lizzy Mercier Descloux
3:37
A3 Sports Spootnicks
Bass – Philippe Le MongneDrums – Billy Perry*Effects – Stanley*Guitar, Music By – Yahn LekerPercussion – Yvan NoeSynth – Wally BadarouVocals, Music By, Lyrics By – Lizzy Mercier Descloux
4:20
A4 Payola
Bass – Philippe Le MongneDrums – Billy Perry*Guitar – Yahn LekerPercussion – Yvan NoeSynth, Backing Vocals – Wally BadarouVocals, Guitar, Music By, Lyrics By, Backing Vocals – Lizzy Mercier Descloux
4:19
A5 Milk Sheik
Arranged By [Music], Synth – Wally BadarouVocals, Arranged By [Words] – Lizzy Mercier DesclouxWritten-By – Nino Rota
0:45
B1 Funky Stuff
Backing Vocals – Stanley BadarouBass – Philippe Le MongneDrums – Billy Perry*Guitar, Arranged By – Yahn LekerHandclaps – Perry DorsettPercussion – Yvan NoeSynth, Arranged By – Wally BadarouVocals, Arranged By – Lizzy Mercier DesclouxWritten By, Lyrics By – Kool & The Gang
4:05
B2 Slipped Disc
Bass, Music By – Philippe Le MongneDrums – Billy Perry*Guitar – Yahn LekerPercussion – Stanley*Synth, Backing Vocals – Wally BadarouVocals, Guitar, Lyrics By, Backing Vocals – Lizzy Mercier Descloux
3:35
B3 It's You Sort Of You
Bass, Music By – Philippe Le MongneDrums – Billy Perry*Guitar – Yahn LekerPercussion – Yvan NoeSynth – Wally BadarouVocals, Guitar, Lyrics By – Lizzy Mercier Descloux
2:14
B4 Bim Bam Boom
Drums – Billy Perry*Guitar, Music By – Yahn LekerPercussion – Yvan NoeSynth – Wally BadarouVocals, Music By – Lizzy Mercier Descloux
3:05
B5 Five Troubles Mambo
Drums – Billy Perry*Percussion – Yvan NoeSynth, Music By, Backing Vocals – Wally BadarouVocals, Percussion, Music By, Backing Vocals – Lizzy Mercier Descloux
2:12

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Black and white printed inner sleeve with credits and lyrics.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): 001PHI 6 313 122 A DA POLYGRAM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): 001PHI 6 313 122 B DA POLYGRAM
  • Other (Distribution Code): PG 223

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CD04 Lizzy Mercier Descloux Mambo Nassau(15xFile, MP3, Album, RM) ZE Records CD04 France 2003
PCD-24230 Lizzy Mercier Descloux Mambo Nassau(CD, Album, RE, Pap) ZE Records, P-Vine Records PCD-24230 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
LITA 137 Lizzy Mercier Descloux Mambo Nassau(LP, RE, RM, Gat) Light In The Attic, ZE Records LITA 137 US 2016 Sell This Version
LITA 137 Lizzy Mercier Descloux Mambo Nassau(CD, RE, RM) Light In The Attic LITA 137 US 2016 Sell This Version
LITA 137, 6313 122 Lizzy Mercier Descloux Mambo Nassau(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Red) Light In The Attic, Philips LITA 137, 6313 122 US 2016 Sell This Version

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hiberniantune1

hiberniantune1

August 9, 2020
edited 4 days ago

As much Wally Badarou's achievement as la Descloux's, this masterpiece is where it's at in the Summer. Play it every day; it'll never go off! A sundrunk punkfunk hi-life dancing over tradition's eggshells extravaganza: nothing more poignantly ersatz counterpoint; nothing more global bassfunk (are Phillipe le Mongne's basslines the most elastic since Jean Jacques Burnel on Peaches or Hanging Around ?) Are you or Lizzy really in Nassau or has she just caught your mood 'sort of?' Here and on the debut 'Press Color', original and off the wall, setting Bjork and more conventional dames like Madonna up for a lifetime of inspiration; light as a feather whilst as heavy as the Arc de Triomphe, how did this sonic female Picasso raise her iconoclastic nigh-Burroughs volleyball cut-up versus all the prescribed methodologies? Just Mozartian sleight of hand class in a mixer glass getting the disparately out of sync to harmonize. It's perhaps no accident that the guitarist Yahn Leker went on to work with Brian Gysin after his genius acidsplash brushstrokes on here.. So with her grasp of the bigger picture Lizzy ensured Franco-New York music went world class with the most mesmerising sounds on the beach in the postmodern age! Recall Proust and your own childhood, deconstruct and reconstruct it. Can you do it with credibility? Imagine Lizzy at the beach attempting. It's all about fleeting ability to hold onto the moment in time and know you never can and as a child you thought you could. 'You've gotta find it, find it, find it'. Only to find a paterfamilias controller. And picture this, the poetic mind of Sylvia Plath, say, poring over some Long Island youthful beachcombing, as she does in some of her verse, recast through LMD, trying to emulate classic cool chutzpah like Juliette Greco or the voice as instrument of Piaf, trying to yelp a childhood partychant like your pet dog let loose trying to show its soul now free, yearningly seeking from her rootlessness, to show North America and her ex and fellow producer Michel Esteban, aka her Ted Hughes, that she wasn't his chattel and had moved on from New York and was now far more capable of strutting her funky stuff and could 'pick it up', that piece of jet or amber amongst the stones etc and fling it and the fusty phallic 'colossus', Shelley's Ozymandias, back into the sand with more freedom than all the faux-macho Studio 54 clowns, in a party in Nassau or on a beach in Nice. She'd got her head out of the oven of Hell's Kitchen. Poetry in motion? This is the poetess 'into motion'. We feel at one with her emancipation and her band go so over the top trying to keep up with her sometimes floatingly intoxicated vocals and arrangements that they and the listener get giddy: 'just like the whirling, whirling dervishes'. ... Or a Badarou wurlitzer? The punkier new music Herbie Hancock. The synth wizard and co-arranger is on the form of his life to give flesh to Descloux's coastal raid, creating crucial sounds emulating strangely suggestive prototypes of fairgrounds, spinning tops or urgent gyrations spinning a party in one's mind. And through it all the paperchase leads to a disenfranchisement from the shackles of tide and time. Normally brilliant at anything he touches, this, alongside his work with greats like Wasis Diop and Black Uhuru, is surely another outstanding triumph he will be remembered for. Totally enthrallingly like nothing you will ever hear or groove to again. The jocko 'sports sputniks' running the system are illusory leaders. Lizzy's got 'em clocked and she'll lead them a femme fatale new prance. And that bass where is that taking us? Away from any 'no wave' movement and off on a 'new wave', one that geographically faces Africa from Nassau. Beckoning Lizzy on new paths. Or off the earth and beyond it's allotted spherical encapsulation? I think he is still playing. Hey, just as Descloux stops its engine and restarts the shebang with staccato surprise in many numbers and introduces alternate re-evaluation of rhythm, I must get off, recover- remember I am mortal, grounded as I 'tell it to you'. Admiring from below this generic lp and its mastery of sound, a
fair shout for being at the pinnacle of 80s musical achievements. Rarely do musical experiments do Everything required of them. Badarou and Descloux
mastered it. Everyone else can be damn proud they were on board this particular vessel of love. Thank you!