Thursday, January 08, 2009

V.A. - Wizzz: Psychorama Francaise (1968 - 1971)



Love the French or hate 'em, it's virtually impossible to deny the appeal of vintage French pop -- ya-ya this and go-go that, the best stuff's a mind-bending fusion of sunshine pop, psychedelic soul, and sleazy cabaret, a Eurotrash celebration of sex and drugs presumably fueled by same. Wizzz: Psychorama Francais 1966-1971 is a fantastic retrospective that captures the sheer excess of its era, musical and otherwise -- the songs stagger across the tightrope separating Now Sound grooves and blaxploitation funk, complete with fuzz-soaked guitars, deep bass, squawking horns, and thick, swirling organs. Charlotte Leslie's opening "Les Filles C'Est Fait" (roughly translated, "Girls Are Made to Make Love") perfectly sets the musical and lyrical tenor for what follows, with a soulful swagger strangely reminiscent of Dobie Gray's Northern Soul classic "The In Crowd"; other highlights include Philippe Nicaud's "Cuisses Nues, Bottes De Cuir," Christie Laume's "Rouge Rouge," Stephane Varegues' "Le Pape du Pop," and Danyel Gerard's "Sexologie."
Tracklist:

1. Les filles c'est fait... -- Charlotte Leslie
2. Rouge rouge -- Christie Laume
3. À dégager -- Les Fleurs De Pavot
4. Sexologie -- Danyel Gerard
5. Je m'ennuie -- Richard De Bordeaux
6. Champs Élysées -- Christiene Pilzer
7. Exitissimo -- William Sheller
8. Le papyvore -- Les Papyvores
9. Le pape du pop -- Stéphane Varègues
10. Psychose -- Messieurs Richard De Bordeaux & Daniel Beretta
11. Avec les oreilles -- Monique Thubert
12. Bernadette -- L'oeil
13. La drogue -- Messieurs Richard De Bordeaux & Daniel Beretta
14. Cuisses nues, bottes de cuir -- Philippe Nicaud

Listen to 'Les Papyvores - Le Papyvore':



Wizzz!

32 comments :

esmenard.victor said...

I always love these french compilations. Thank you very much.

Holy Modal Rounder said...

Il est le Pape du Pop, lalalaaaaaalala!

That was a surpringsly nice compilation! I won't blame anymore Mr Allen for moving there! (heh)

Keep up like this, blessings.
Holy M Rounder

uncle wiggly said...

this is great, thank you.

Dwangbuis said...

I'm exploring 60s French pop, so you upped a great compilation!

Cristina said...

Can you upload this, please?
I realy want this compilation!
Thank you ! And I loved this site!

Mel said...

I've wanted this forever! Do you plan to re-upload?? Great blog btw!! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow. This ought to kick the crap out of skipping every 2nd song on Swinging Mademoiselles...

Please Upload again!

Beazley said...

would like to have as well. please. thanks. beazley

ricainparisien said...

The Charlotte Leslie track is in fact a cover of a soul tune by the Capitols "We've Got A Thing That's In the Groove". I would also apppreciate an upload -- Merci.

Jeepeedee said...

Please... link doesn't work - i'd looove this one s'il vous plaît

Anonymous said...

Hi, This is a great blog and I am happy I have found it - I am using it to the MAX!!!! Thanks! Merci!
I'd love to hear this comp but the download links does not function and the file is not found ..... Who can please upload a new file or a link where it is to be found!!!!!
Thankx a lot !!!!
greetz Joey!

Anonymous said...

Hi

I love your site (I just discovered it)! This connection doesn't work. Can you please repost it?

Thanks for all the great music!

Andy

Anonymous said...

Wizz is cool, but if you want a really killer 60s french comp, check out that one !:
http://fuzzywasabi.blogspot.com/2008/11/fools-on-hill-volume-1-my-tailor-is.html

Zorro said...

Hi, Freaklady,
I just saw the Maria Sabina album, is there any way to downloading from any other site anywhere,(or uploading it again, it is a jewel of recording,, ? the link expired... : (

I want to share an interview with Mama Julieta from Huautla de Ximenez, Oaxaca, where she speaks about the "santos niños"...
http://www.futureprimitive.org/13grandmothers.html

Great blog,
Warm Greetings
Zorro
joseluis@futureprimitive.org

alessandro said...

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alessandro said...

thank you for this album!!!

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Anonymous said...

Smashing comp. Tanx

BTW, what happened to chrisgoesrock?????

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Anonymous said...

thankyouthankyouthankyou

any chance of finding WIZZZ Vol. 2 here in the near future?

adriana said...

hola amigos, por razones ajenas .El Camaleon cambia la url.

anotar la nueva url por favor .

http://elcamaleongallego6.blogspot.com/

si te interesa, podemos intercambiar enlaces

un abrazo a todos



hello friends, for reasons beyond .El Camaleon change the url.

note the new url please.

http://elcamaleongallego6.blogspot.com/

if you're interested, we can trade urls

a hug to all

armeur H said...

absolutely great ! thanks !

bambalam.records said...

i can't believed you know french pop here!

adriana said...

hola amigos, por razones ajenas .El Camaleon cambia la url.

anotar la nueva url por favor .

http://elcamaleongallego6.blogspot.com/

un abrazo a todos



hi friends, for reasons beyond .El Camaleon change the url.

note the new url please.

http://elcamaleongallego6.blogspot.com/

a hug to all

Anonymous said...

Great record.

Also, if anyone could point me to any rapidshare-links with the full records of the artists on this CD it would be most appreciated (Aspecially if anyone knows of records from "Stephane Varegues" or "Messieurs Richard De bordeaux...")

Thanks again for the great upload..

Anonymous said...

Is there any possibility asking you to re-up "V.A. - Beatschuppen - Essential Club Music From The 60s"?
thanx for the great tunes.
george

dakota1955 said...

PLEASE, help me! I want the album by The Illusion with Charlena. I have the other two albums. Can you provide a link to download it? Please. I grew up in New Jersey in the 60s and this is my favorite band. Please help.

j.prager@yahoo.com

davidrockmore said...

Hi,

I run born bad records and I released this comp some years ago. It's a legal comp , not a scrappy bootleg and I gonna reissue it in few months. Thanks to delete it from your site.

JBwiz

La Fint' said...

ouais! excellente compil!!!

turgut ♫ said...

SilverainTR is back on blogger!
May you add the link ?
>> silveraintr.blogspot.com

Willy Lattmann said...

I like French or some, like Ange.
Very nice blog with good music.
I have a blog as well: http://esuitstailor.tripod.com/blog
Can we do an exchange link?
You have some good band and rare one.
Wish you all the best.
Willy

Anonymous said...

Just outrageous! Merci beaucoup!

Anonymous said...

very good!