Various ‎– Ils Sont Fous Ces Gaulois! Volume 4

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Disques Ronnie ‎– 004
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Tracklist

A1 Les Diamants Noirs La Légende De Tarzan
A2 Douglas (17) Si Je Buvais Moins
A3 Jacques Albin & Klan* C'est Du Velours
A4 Le Pere Tremblay & Les Nouveaux Alleluias Psaume 150
A5 Galatasaray Lisesi Zazie
A6 Maurice Alcindor Sékirité
B1 Francois Guy* Aouaie! Viens T'en
B2 Les Bel Airs* Les Dégonflés
B3 Freddy Houragane Hécatombes
B4 José Salcy J'en Parlerai À Mon Cheval
B5 Unknown Artist L'Gros Jambon
B6 Le Ry-Co Jazz Le Docteur

Credits

  • Artwork By [Assemblage Graphik] – Sasha.M.
  • Concept ByFervex, Gipeix

Notes

Ils Sont Fous Ces Gaulois! #4

This much beloved series is getting more insane as time goes by, becoming something like a Francophonic Big Itch at this point, though more mid- to late 60s oriented. There's actually very little of France here, only two acts being from the land of Voltaire, plus one from the French Caribbean. What you get, though, is diversity in quality, and that's the sign of a job well done if you ask me. Enjoy a jungle shake, a semi-cynical AA rocker, a couple of mean-spirited punkers, a Christian beatster, a Turkish exotica, a Guadaloupean boogaloo (partially sung in Creole), a proto glam acid rocker, a beatnik anti war anthem (my fave), a dadaist jerk, a country doo-wopper and a unique case of Afro-billy. Except for François Guy, original singer of Les Sinners, all these French speaking freaks are quite obscure so I'll let you discover their names. As with the previous volumes, though you get extra pleasure if you can understand the lyrics, it's satisfaction guaranteed, even if your French is limited to "mais ou est donc la bibliotheque?"
- Laurent Bigot (Originally published in Ugly Things #24, 2006)

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