Je t’aime

Longtime FOFS (Friend of Filles Sourires) Roger Grund send me a rework of the ole’ Je t’aime…moi non plus, mixed with some klezmer-clarinet. It could be the basis of a ‘sick love song’, as Roger puts it. ‘I will consider to add any vocalist’, he adds. And: ‘Particle was compiled in search of the definitive rhythm guitar and is dedicated to the magik of Arthur Greenslade, Serge Gainsbourg, Michel Houellebecq and the now stagnant Circus Contraption.’
So there. Work in progress. Let’s see what happens next.

Roger Grund – Particle

Illustration stolen from HERE

Transvision Vamp

Using Serge & Jane’s Je t’aime… moi non plus as a backdrop for your own song – Scottish rockers Texas did it (for Guitar song, see here) but until last week I wasn’t aware Transvision Vamp did it too, and ten years earlier. Who or what a ‘twangy wigout’  exactly is, I dont know. I guess that’s not the point of the song, that focusses on singer Wendy James adding as much air to her breathy vocals as possible. Which is nice. The song is on the third and last TV-album ‘Little Magnets versus The Bubble of Babble’ (1991), not a huge success (euphemism alert). They broke up almost right after the release. I saw Wendy and the band live once, a hard rocking show with James as the very blonde eyecatcher. Who sang really well, as I remember. She’s still active as a singer, as this MySpace shows. And still making that glammed up poprock, very able to sex up things with her lolita-voice. But I don’t hear songs as catchy as this one. Or this one.

Transvision Vamp – Twangy Wigout