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French Leatherette

French post punk, new wave, metal, funk and punk.

01. “Extase” – Mecanique Rythmique
02. “Torso Corso” – Lizzy Mercier Descloux
03. “Il Ne Dira Pas” – Etienne Daho
04. “Aere Perennius” – Docdail
05. “Victoires Prochaines” – Seconde Chambre
06. “Electrique Sylvie: – Modern Guy
07. “Pepper Drums” – P.A Dahan & Mat Camison
08. “Sandie Trash” – Les Olivensteins
09. “Burger City” – Casino Music
10. “Detective” – Medikao
11. “Chercher Le Garcon” – DJ Shell
12. “Man Of Time” – Kas Product
13. “Jungle Soho” – End Of Data
14. “Wanda’s Loving Boy” – Poni Hoax
15. “Des Poi Sur Moi” – Masoch

The films/vids of J. Sprig on Vimeo tend to change quite regularly, so if you like the above, download or record it while you can. I neglected to do this back in December and regret my foolishness.

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1 – 2 FU Memoirs of a Middle Aged Punk. BBC 2004

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The Death Set

Punk as fuck, not safe for work, driving 21st c. punk.
What a sound! Play it just after midnight.

The Death Set – Chew it like a Gun Gum from The Death Set on Vimeo.

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More Online Photo Archives

from Manchester District Music ArchiveExpanding on an earlier post

The Photographic Youth Music Culture Archive has extensive searchable collections of pics covering beats, teds, mods, rockers, hippies, punks, ravers and many others in the cultural interstices.

Starting out as an archive of the early ’80s New Romantics, blitzkids.com is expanding, already having punk, cyberpunk and teds galleries with a goth gallery under construction. Not the easiest site to navigate, but it rewards persistence.

Kill Your Pet Puppy has been around since the early days of punk and has the photo archive to prove it.

The Manchester District Music Archive is a huge, admirable project covering all genres and includes Queer Noise “”The hidden History Of Manchester’s Gay Music Culture.” Every town and city deserves a site, and people with as much energy, as this.

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Bands that disappear – I seem to have a knack of falling for new bands that produce one album, maybe a single or two, then just…disappear…..

Back in the 70s it was The Fire Exits, a pre-punk band from Sheffield who had a moody, theatrical stage show, were musically well removed from straight forward rock and attracted enough attention to merit a full page spread in Zigzag magazine. Saw them twice, the second time supporting The Damned I think. Couldn’t wait for their first single but it never came. They just disappeared.

Roughly contemporaneous but more enduring, Doctors of Madness released three albums eventually and seemed to gig endlessly. Their line-up of bass, drums, rhythm guitar and violin gave them a novelty value but the music stood in its own right. Seeing the Super 8 footage on the website is eerie, over 25 years on. They continued to gig after punk, Kid Strange embracing the original punk ethos and praising T V Smith from the stage, but they just didn’t fit and, although they had a large fan base, the industry had moved on, leaving them behind. Richard (Kid) Strange toured a little with his one man show “The Phenomenal Rise of Richard Strange” and I think he was involved with Cabaret Futura. I spotted him briefly as “man behind the counter in a porn shop” in Neil Jordan’s film “Mona Lisa”, and he appeared a few times as the acid casualty second hand record stall guy in “Men Behaving Badly”, but seems to live and work in Germany now. Most of their music is out on cd, full of light and shade and fresh as ever. But I’m biased.

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