Category Archives: France

The Comix – Touche Pas Mon Sexe

Comix – Touche Pas Mon Sexe // Top Model (Virgin Records) 1982. A great slice of syrupy French synth goodness. Touche Pas Mon Sexe was on the classic BIPPP Compilation that I raved about back in March of 2008. All … Continue reading

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Henriette Coulouvrat – Rockin’ on the Red Book

Henriette Coulourvat -Rockin’ on the Red Book // Paddy Field (MM Records) 1979. What the fuck is this? Well it’s a totally whacked out French-synth obscurity, that’s what. Back in the day when all the whacked out synth obscurities had … Continue reading

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Marquis De Sade – Air Tight Cell

Marquis De Sade – Air Tight Cell // Henry (Terrapin Records) 1978. How about a little French New Wave? Marquis De Sade were a proto-New Romantic band from Rennes, France that went from being a noisy post-punk act to a … Continue reading

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X-Ray Pop – L’Eurasienne / La Machine À Rêver

X-Ray Pop – L’Eurasienne / La Machine À Rêver (MB5 Records) 1984. A great slice of French Synth wave from the band X-Ray Pop. There is very little information on this band on the web but from what I can … Continue reading

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Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Press Color

Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Press Color (ZE Records) 1979. One of my favourite recent acquisitions is this release by French/New York, New Wave/No Wave chanteuse Lizzy Mercier Descloux. The way the story goes, Lizzy was in a relationship with Michel … Continue reading

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Metal Urbain – Hysterie Connective

Metal Urbain – Hysterie Connective | Pop Poubelle (Radarscope Angleterre) 1978. One of the greatest releases of the last few years has gotta be Anarchy in Paris, released in 2004 on Seltzer’s Acute Records label. I mean, is there a … Continue reading

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Strychnine – Pas Facile / Lache Moi

Strychnine – Pas Facile // Lache Moi (AZ/1 765) 1980. Strychnine were a GREAT punk rock band from the Bordeaux region in France in the late 1970s. I don’t know much about them other than they were featured in a … Continue reading

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BIPP: French Synth Wave 79-85

BIPP: French Synth Wave 79-85 (Born Bad Records) 2006. As we all know, at some point in the late 1970′s, musicians who had first become enamoured with the idea of “punk rock”, and all the freedom that term brought with … Continue reading

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Elton Motello – Jet Boy Jet Girl / Pogo Pogo

Elton Motello – Jet Boy Jet Girl / Pogo Pogo (Lightning Records) 1978. Let’s be honest here. There are punk records and then there are PUNK records. I mean anyone can plug a guitar in, crank it up to ten, … Continue reading

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