They haven't played since 1987 when they called it quits. But now one of Minnesota's pioneering and highly influential bands from the state's second golden era of music, Têtes Noires, have returned with a fitting, newly remixed version of their much loved second disc, "American Dream" (Rapunzel Records, 1984).
Titled "The New American Dream" (East Saint Paul Records), the minimalist remix undertaken by the sextet's keyboardist, Angela Frucci, perfectly explains why trendy music club crowds around the country swooned over the French-named band (which translates as "black heads"; all of the Têtes’ band members were brunettes). The project features such players as Zara Bode and Stefan Amidon of the Sweetback Sisters. Primo sounds, impeccable singing, irreverent, funny, and biting lyrics. Yes siree!
released December 3, 2013
Remix produced by Angela Frucci and George Cochrane at Echo Lake Audio, Los Angeles, CA. Mixing, mastering, sound design and additional instruments by George Cochrane.
Original Mixes/Album Info:
Producer : Chris Osgood w/Têtes Noires
Engineer: Jerry Steckling
Assistant Engineer: Ann White
Recorded and mixed at Nicollet Avenue Studios, Minneapolis, MN
Art Direction/Design: Andrea Williams; Album Cover Photo: Catherine Settanni.
© & ℗ 2013 East Saint Paul Records under exclusive license with Rapunzel Records. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.
“Chains” ©1962, by King and Goffin/Screen Gems, EMI Music. All rights reserved.
With Special Remix Guests: Zara Bode, Stefan Amidon, George Cochrane, Louis (Paisley) Hinton.
Original Musicians: Jennifer Holt, Camille Gage, Cynthia Bartell, Angela Frucci, Polly Alexander, Renee Kayon.
Original Special Guests: Chris Osgood, Max Ray, Don Engebretson, Chris Holbeck, Johnny Hazard, Jim Clifford, DeForest White Eagle.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 8 88174 34400 3