"Launched in 1972, Laissez-nous vous embrasser ou ça fait mal is one of the most original records ever made in Quebec. Though avant-garde, it still managed to garner radio support and wide public attention thanks to the trance-like track 'Monsieur L'Indien'. The 'Us' in Let us kiss you where it hurts is Claude Peloquin, controversial poet, And Jean Sauvageau, a Quebec electronic music pioneer. Together after memorable trips and artistic happenings throughout the 60's, they came up with this eccentric avant-garde masterpiece. With topics ranging from revolution ('Monsieur Emiliano'), to exploitation ('Monsieur L'Indien'), vasectomy ('Sterilization') or even scatology ('Mama Vagina'), the record exploded onto the local scene during the dark ages of Quebec Pop Music (something very similar to what's happening now). Claude Peloquin, the vocalist, can be heard laughing, screaming, babbling into the mike as he 'cracks open a brew' overtop a cocktail of explosive and highly original electronic music. A wall of sound shifting from synthetic psychedelic ambience, doped out choir to fucked up western. Techno spoken word? Electroclash? Experimental Rock? Pretty far from the hippie stuff you'd expect for the times."
Laissez-nous vous embrasser ou ça fait mal (LP, Mucho Gusto, 1972, Canada)
1. Monsieur L'Indien
3. L'Hymne International Des Clowns
4. Black Spaghetti
5. Le Cirque
6. Mama Vagina
8. Les Grand Silencieux
9. Down The Drain
Great album of early electronics and spoken word!
Péloquin/Savageau - Laissez-nous vous embrasser ou ça fait mal
Friday, March 7, 2008
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