When I first moved to New York some fifteen years ago, I spent a lot of time (and even more money) buying records at Mondo Kim’s on St. Marks and […]
France Gall might not have the sophisticated mystique of Francoise Hardy or the continental sensuality of Bardot, but she was an integral part of the Yeh Yeh Girl pantheon
The appeal of female-centric vintage international pop comps is due no less to the power of the female voice to soothe and inflame than it is to the female form as an era defining marker of style.
The title Shadow Music of Thailand evokes ideas of ancient and mysterious folk traditions. A CD with such a title, one might assume, could offer the listener a portal to arcane, culturally insular sounds that were never intended for Western ears. The truth, however, is a wee bit different.
Dracula’s Music Cabinet was part of a wave of horror-themed novelty albums released in Germany during the late 60s and early 70s, all of which were seemingly inspired by the very type of horror films that Europe was producing at the time, as best exemplified by the work of our own beloved Jess Franco.
Needless to say, if you want to reenact the dance contest scene from Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster, Nippon Girls: Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1966-70 is the ideal soundtrack.