1989/1992: PolyGram/Barclay 517 248-2
The other radio station thats introduced me to a lot of music is Radio Nova, a Parisian radio station I first heard while I was there in 1989. I taped an hour or so of stuff directly from the radio so I would have a mental bookmark to remind me of what to look for later, and I cherish that bit of tape still. Bashungs voice isnt my cup of tea, generally, but Pyromanes was what got me to check him out after I heard it on Radio Nova and said WOW, what IS this?? Finding a copy of Novice took seemingly forever, as apparently its not a popular album in his extensive catalog. Thats too bad: Étrange Été and Tu mAs Jeté are terrific, and most of the rest of the album is really good too.
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