I’ve been rediscovering a classic piece of vintage French disco-electronica lately. Namely Ceronne’s iconic Supernature album from 1977.
The title track is much better known.
Kenny Everett used it in the UK as part of the theme tune in his Thames TV series. Tthe song was co-written with Lene Lovich (not a lot of people know that) who later reclaimed the song with a version of her own.
I cannot tell you quite how many years this tune has been pinging around in my head but leaving me unable to remember who it was by and when it made it into the British charts.I finally put two and two together to make the magic five. I was then dumbfounded to realise that it was by The Rah Band prior to their cheesey 80′s hit ‘clouds across the moon’. The Crunch when seen and heard today certainly reverberates into modern ‘retro’ acts like Goldfrapp and others.
A rarity circa 1977-79 , tsk tsk tsk were an Australian experimental group from Melbourne who were influenced by some of the European experimentalism of the time. I’ve kept John Peel’s comments in as he was always able to sum things up in the short space he allowed between records played.
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We both sat and watched a documentary together with the Ringo Starr sourced concert on TV the other night and both found much to smile at. You can find kitsch amusement in Marc’s contrived lyrics (My partner was getting quite into the lyrics of the T.Rex era Cosmic Dancer which she hadn’t heard before until I pointed out the one over-ludicrous and daftly delivered line ‘I liken it to a balloon’ which then had us both in fits of laughter) and I’m always incredulous at the musical role of the brilliantly named Mickey Finn who’s line in this documentary about ‘not knowing what happened in between’ meeting Marc Bolan and his death probably was probably, sadly very true in his case. There are a lot of people in this short extract of a documentary on glam rock from 1994 who are no longer with us and many of them won’t be remembered quite as long as Bolan who just seemed to carve his own cheeky path in rock.
There are various Bolan interviews and music available here at we7.com which is attempting to deliver legal and free audio content without DRM restrictions via an ad supported model (paid for advert free versions also available).