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Eric Débris and Charlie H were also members of Métal Urbain and Doctor Mix and the Remix
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CEL 2-6560 Metal Boys - Tokio Airport album art Metal Boys featuring China (3) Metal Boys featuring China (3) - Tokio Airport (Album, Comp) Celluloid CEL 2-6560 France 1980 Sell This Version

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RT 016 Metal Boys - Sweet Marylin album art Metal Boys Sweet Marylin(7", Single) Rough Trade RT 016 UK 1979 Sell This Version


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November 23, 2020
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Great band. Outstanding electro retro punk lp tokyo airport (which stalwart from previous classic punk band Metal Urbain, Charlie H, recalls as almost a homemade item so primitive was the recording process) hasn't dated at all. Its incorporation of muzak and sixties pop and swing enlivens a very stylish exercise in a blending of new and old sounds. Lovely voiced China lends a hand to the surly Eric Debris moodiness. A fascinating criss-cross of tempos and strident attitude. Perhaps the lack of finesse gives this its balls, like Lou's 'closet mix' on the self titled Velvet Underground album.. Crystal clear and loud electrocuting cutting air sound. Charlie you Eric and Schwartz are marvels, you needn't have worried, Eric knew what he was up to. Less is more with Debris, saying so much with simplicity. By design and default one of the great 80s electro and new wave masterpieces. I love this disque magnifique, merci Boys Metalliques. Oh and grab the french double cd if you can with sparkling alt-mix versions on a Bonus disc. As with Jacno and Arto I really don't think the now iconic Celluloid or the press or any megastores realized how perennially relevant this was gonna be. Debris really is a clever chap, upstaging Jacno, on his way to being the sonaural Warhol of the young Paris arthouse darlings. Want more(?), you need more, believe, don't worry listen to Dr Mix and the Remix-another Debris team or the astounding Metal Urbain. Debris was a new rock icon in those days. Sweet Marilyn by Metal Boys is in addition one of the seminal French singles of the 20th century. These rough trade and celluloid efforts will ensure new audiences will, overall, find it inconceivable for anything from this act and it's associated offshoots to be considered less than pure pop art. Freakin' A guys. Lovin' it. Thanks for livin' it! Take these raw segments from the Parisian Underground clockwork orange. Take the Metro. Take the Metal Boys..and a walkman, for China in your hand too lol!

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