I added a policy to this website this week… in this policy, I say that my rating is 100 per cent subjective. Yes, because I am a human with a life, a past and a future, (I hope…) and my own taste!
When I was sixteen, I was a Punk, not for a long time because I had to follow Robert (Smith) and Siouxsie (Sioux).
So, I became a New Wave.
In France, if you are saying this… wahoo.....
French people used to say that the 80’s was the worst time for music… and I am totally disagree with this…
The Cure! U2! Depeche Mode! Couteau Twins! Echo & the Bunnymen! Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Cult! The Sister of Mercy! The Mission! Joy Division!, etc..
Without New Wave, no Massive Attack, no Placebo, Muse, Radiohead, even Daft Punk and Air....
But France is France... and if you love Rock Music, you can easily find a better place in this Galaxy.
Did you know that in France at this time, it was forbidden to sing in English…
But France had and still have to protect the most fabulous language from Earth, the Galaxy and the Univers too...
Before the sixties in France there was Edith Piaf, George Brassens, Jacques Brel, Charles Aznavour, Serge Gainsbourg…
La Chanson Française…
Serge Gainsbourg! if you don’t know this man.... You can listen to the most erotica song never composed in our Galaxy: (tap): Je t’aime moi non plus with Jane Birkin (previously the wife of John Barry) (Placebo made a cover of one of his song too…).
With the sixties, started in France the copy time. Claude François a copy machine, Johnny Hallyday a copy of Elvis, Telephone a copy of the Stone, etc…
and this, until the released of the first album of Daft Punk!
The French touch.
If you need to laugh (a lot), you can check out this video…(tap, if you are not at your office) Desirless: the most famous New Wave artist from France… (no social or political claim in this song… not a New Wave track too but a haircut...)
18 Drum loops in a Zipper colour UI. Audio quality: Perfect. A slider to change the speed, but no BPM indication.:
A Killer App! A Must Have if, when you are listening to a big fat floor Tom, you feel younger and happy!
The Clash should be among the best bands of the Univers, and today I am really sad when I see that they totally disappear...
I made a test, here, in Bangkok, in a big night Market after a show...
I played Bankrobber...
You know what?
All the Market started to sing!
my daddy was a bankrobber
but he never hurt nobody
he just loved to live that way
and he loved to steal your money
It was so magic, incredible and so cool!