Watching movie and listening to 7-inches or LPs is the only things to do in our area, the deep south of France, near the Spanish frontier. Particulary if you hate sport. Here are some of the tracks and soundtracks we love, hope you'll dig them!
The Factory, “Path Through The Forest”
They were a band from the UK from 1967 through 1970 consisting of Jack Brand (bass guitar and vocals), Ian Oates (lead guitar) and Jack Mac-Leod (drums). It's a psychedelic nightmare. Found this song on the British Nuggets box set, love the sound and the dark atmosphere.
Bernard Gerard, “Rosbif Attack”
From the movie Ne Nous Fachons Pas, by George Lautner (1966), with Lino Ventura, Mireille Darc, Michel Constantin. I have watched this film 200 times. Every Sunday morning when I was a kid, it was a tradition in my home. A funny gangster story on the Cote d’Azur with mod/garage intervention. The dialogue was written by the very great Michel Audiard.
Pascal Comelade, “Russian Roulette”
Great experimental Catalan artist, unique. We are very influenced by his work and the way he record his music. Particulary on our track “Berçeuse pour Clive”.
Grinderman, “Honey Bee” (Live on Letterman)
This one's off the Grinderman LP. Love Nick Cave but Warren Elis is a personal hero. Favorite band alive. The first LP (Grinderman, 2007) is a kick in your ass. Also the second.
Ennio Morricone, “The Ecstasy of Gold” theme from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Totally mad of that. The Morricone lugubriousness, the arrangement, and the sound. It's our Madeleine de Proust.
Serge Gainsbourg/Anna Karina, “Un Jour Comme Un Autre” from Anna, telefilm (1967)
Our favorite musical ever, made for a French tv show. A jewel. Anna Karina’s a jewel too.
Jean Luc Godard’ s A bout de souffle, 1960
That’s the original trailer. Jean Paul Belmondo rules. The best way to travel in time and meet Paris in the beginning of the sixties. Know it's not a song but…