Le Grand Chemin
Las Patatas Espantadas
Disques Gaulois 070268011-2
God, what memories this brings back a brief window of time at the end of 1998, helping Anne-Laure paint her apartment in Pariss 11eme arrondissement while this played on her boombox .
My French may be reasonably fluent but its not quite deft enough to keep up with these guys and their patois and other various lingo. I get the impression at times that I should probably be appalled at the lyrics of what Im grooving on in some of their songs, especially when I catch the whiff of the rendezvous [au] pays des grècs et sodomites in Aglaé and the AIDS/blood mentions in Pasteur Rappeur, and of course theres all the marijuana references throughout all three of their albums.
Still, its damned catchy, from Poi-Poi to Enfants dla Guerre and many of the tracks that run the musical gamut between them. And of course who could do anything but bop along and giggle over Jaime les Vaches? Plus which, MC Romulus is a dish.
Comments © 2005 Mark Ellis Walker, except as noted, and no claim is made to the images and quoted lyrics.