Telex

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Belgian all-electronic disco pop band.
Formed in 1978 by radio DJ/jazz musician Marc Moulin, programmer/sound engineer Dan Lacksman and vocalist Michel Moers. Expressing articulate, militant views on the essential lightness of pop, the group's tongue-in-cheek championing of disco was not always well understood at the time by the ideologically-correct rock press. Nevertheless, the group's first three singles ("Twist A Saint Tropez", "Moskow Diskow" and "Rock Around The Clock") became hits in the UK and in the rest of Europe, and a number of Telex 12"s were popular in dance clubs, especially in the USA.

Telex made five albums between 1979 and 1988 — Looking For Saint Tropez, Neurovision, Sex, Wonderful World, and Looney Tunes. During a nearly 20-year hiatus came a series of remix albums and compilations, culminating in the 2006 release of How Do You Dance? album, which brought together newly recorded and previously unreleased material.

During the hiatus, Marc Moulin produced many pop albums, was one of the head programmers on French-speaking Belgian national radio, and was an author and playwright. He died of cancer on 26 September 2008. Dan Lacksman runs Synsound Studios, a successful studio complex in Brussels. Michel Moers lives in Provence, France, and is a video director and professional and artistic photographer.
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Albums

GP-764 Looking For Saint Tropez — Telex Telex Looking For Saint Tropez (Album) Vogue, RKM GP-764 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
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MEAI 3534, ME.AI 3534 Neurovision — Telex Telex Neurovision (Album) Vogue, RKM MEAI 3534, ME.AI 3534 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
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PVCC- 8910 Sex — Telex Telex Sex (Album) Ariola PVCC- 8910 US 1981 Sell This Version
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240 529-1 Wonderful World — Telex Telex Wonderful World (Album) WEA 240 529-1 France 1984 Sell This Version
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81914-1 Looney Tunes — Telex Telex Looney Tunes (Album) Magnetic (2) 81914-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
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SSR 202 I Don't Like Music — Telex Telex I Don't Like Music (Album) SSR (4) SSR 202 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
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SSR 211 I (Still) Don't Like Music Remixes Vol. 2 — Telex Telex I (Still) Don't Like Music Remixes Vol. 2 (Album) SSR (4) SSR 211 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
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00946 3564540 8 How Do You Dance? — Telex Telex How Do You Dance? (Album) Virgin Music, Labels 00946 3564540 8 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

wbn-17.222, WBN 17222 Twist A Saint Tropez — Telex Telex Twist A Saint Tropez (Single) RKM wbn-17.222, WBN 17222 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
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CM-275 Rock Around The Clock — Telex Telex Rock Around The Clock (Single) Vogue CM-275 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
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R-0733-II The Devil Sent You To Lorado / Twist À Saint Tropez — Telex Baccara / Telex Baccara / Telex - The Devil Sent You To Lorado / Twist À Saint Tropez Tonpress R-0733-II Poland 1979 Sell This Version
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DE 3102, DE. 3102 Moskow Diskow — Telex Telex Moskow Diskow (Single, Maxi) Vogue DE 3102, DE. 3102 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
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PRO-A-887 Euro-Vision — Telex Telex Euro-Vision (Single) Vogue, RKM PRO-A-887 US 1980 Sell This Version
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101275 We Are All Getting Old — Telex Telex We Are All Getting Old (Single) RKM, Vogue 101275 France 1980 Sell This Version
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144.792 Soul Waves — Telex Telex Soul Waves (Single) RKM, Vogue 144.792 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
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Ld A 8086 Euro-Vision / Number One — Telex Telex / The Kids* Telex / The Kids* - Euro-Vision / Number One(7", Jukebox) Durium Ld A 8086 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
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101 301 B1 Troppical — Telex Telex Troppical(7", Single, TP) Vogue 101 301 B1 France 1980 Sell This Version
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18 996 Brainwash — Telex Telex Brainwash (Maxi) WEA 18 996 France 1981 Sell This Version
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IN-2 x 12 L'Amour Toujours — Telex Telex L'Amour Toujours Interdisc IN-2 x 12 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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IN-1 Haven't We Met Somewhere Before? — Telex Telex Haven't We Met Somewhere Before? (Single) Interdisc IN-1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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6.13 387 Sigmund Freud's Party — Telex Telex Sigmund Freud's Party (Single) Ultraphone 6.13 387 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
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45-2283 My Future — Telex Telex My Future(7", Single) Hispavox 45-2283 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
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ESG-02586 Twist A Saint Tropez / More Than Distance — Telex Telex Twist A Saint Tropez / More Than Distance(7", Single) Gamma (4) ESG-02586 Mexico 1983 Sell This Version
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24-9596-7 Tell Me It's A Dream !! — Telex Telex Tell Me It's A Dream !!(7", Single) WEA 24-9596-7 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
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249 175-0 L'Amour Toujours — Telex Telex L'Amour Toujours (Maxi) WEA 249 175-0 Europe 1985 Sell This Version

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JAMOOL

JAMOOL

December 20, 2021
edited 9 months ago
I love how all 3 records I own from these guys contain "Moscow Diskow", "Euro-vision", and "Twist A Saint-Tropez". I think the first two are different on all three too. their catalogue is kind of a mess. especially since my favorite song of theirs "Lakele" doesn't even appear on an actual album - for the longest time you had to get a Canadian "best of" to get it. luckily it's on the expanded Neurovision CD now.
kevinsingel

kevinsingel

June 16, 2021
edited 7 months ago
Telex completists take note.. their exists an extended version of " We Are All Getting Old", (yes there really is one !) . It can ONLY be found as the A side of an Australian 7" pressing. But wait, there's more -" En Route" is on the b-side and it's an extended version as well!!! Finally there is an extended/alternate mix (about 7 or 8 minutes in length) of "Dance To The Music ". It is on the B- side of the U.K. twelve inch for "Soul Waves"
RG1963

RG1963

October 3, 2020
I just found out that both iTunes and Spotify have deleted all Telex material, or hoever you call that. In shock is overstating it, but still wonder how and why that happenes.. anyone know?
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ttooyyss

ttooyyss

January 16, 2014
I'm surprised to be the first one around! Telex is one of the greatest pioneers and was much ahead of it's time and his competitors as Human League for example. It's hard to believe that his albums were made in their releasing times, the instrumentation and mixing is so advanced. The first 4 album is the thing here! Purest electro-pop all around. Analog synths, playful tunes, vocoder usage of the best kind, nothing counterfeit, no kitschy, nor rudimentatry timbres or solutions. Go and get their CDs! A good version includes double as much bonuses and extras and each every title is just as equally good as the album tracks, so suppose you get a double album on each CD. Pity, the grace lasted only for a few years. The uprosing new technology and the sampling has blinded and led them to a debatable way. Even if it's so, Telex has remained pure and ever poneering electronic band. I advice you to start with the 1st album! Highly recommended artists in the genre: YMO, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Human League, early Depeche Mode and Yazoo, Soft Cell, the Twins, and of course Kraftwerk...

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