woensdag 19 augustus 2009

French Funk Flashers

32 degrees in the shade, just the right temperatures for some equally hot stuff inbetween: the timeless funky-fresh sounds of Jean-Claude Pelletier from his 1974 ultra-rare concept album Streaking!, chock-full of humid grooves, wah-wah guitars, and sharpest horns. For some dubious reason, Streaking Land reminds me of an episode from The Streets of San Francisco when Detective Mike Stone busts a marihuana dealer, takes the dope from his pocket, and says: „Hey, you wanna smoke this shit alone?"

Jean-Claude Pelletier – Streaking Land
Jean-Claude Pelletier – Special Streaking

Closely related in spirit: Passage à Tabacco from Serge’s soundtrack for the soft porn flick Madame Claude, including one of the mangiest guitars ever heard.

Serge Gainsbourg – Passage à Tabacco

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