zondag 3 januari 2010

Sélection de Lundi: Bluebeard's Wonderland


In August of 67, British prog traders Soft Machine were heavily en vogue in France, touring the Côte d’Azur including a legendary gig taking place in the village square of Saint-Tropez – which led to an invitation to one of them then-fashionable Parisian Nuits Psychédéliques of producer Eddie „Bluebeard“ Barclay’s (the man had nine wives) and eventually to an unforgotten performance at the Paris Biennale in October of the Été d’Amour. Their first album, recorded in NYC the following year, features Plus belle qu’une poubelle (More beautiful than a garbage can), a short, superior and considerably trippy reminiscence of those intoxicated Riviera days.

Soft Machine – Plus belle qu’une poubelle

The same SM album contains So Boot if at All, a frenetic wonderland of a song that was sampled by Scottish Bluebeard relative Momus for Frenchanese Kahimi Karie’s smash hit Good Morning World in 1995 – double genius.

Soft Machine – So Boot if at All
Kahimi Karie – Good Morning World

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