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Ska

Translation of J’écris by Les Gars Dans L’coin

April 5, 2013

Sorry about that – got a bit sidetracked. To get things kicking again, here is a translation of one of my favourite songs. On the Amazon widget over there ->, I’ve included the full EP from which this song is the opening track. I wrote about these guys back in the day while I was […]

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La Ruda’s Odéon 1014 Released Today

March 21, 2011

I’m off to the gym to try to cycle another 12 miles on one of those evil bikes. Hopefully my mind will be somewhat distracted from the grim reality of my lack of fitness by La Ruda’s new album, Odéon 1014, which I have just picked up from the Amazon MP3 store, which, happily was […]

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Translation of Banal Killer by Le Vilain Volatile

November 2, 2010

Le Vilain Volatile are a fantastic French rock/ska band whose first and only album is, as far as I’m aware, available for MP3 purchase only at Xtrib.com. How such a great band is not more widely known, I can only guess. This song, Banal Killer is my favourite track on the album. An upbeat ska/rock […]

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Translation of Le Fils Caché Du Pape by Babylon Circus

October 23, 2010

I’m surprised I didn’t take advantage of the Pope’s visit to my home town last month to post a translation of this song from my favourite French album. Le Fils Caché Du Pape, written for the group by Mickaël Furnon (Mickey 3D) is one of the slower, creeping songs on La Belle Étoile, perhaps not […]

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Translation of Marions-Nous Au Soleil by Babylon Circus

December 4, 2009

As promised, today’s post is a translation from La Belle Étoile. Marions-Nous Au Soleil (Let’s Get Married In The Sun), features Karina Zeviani and is the second track on La Belle Étoile which was the subject of the yesterday’s post. A few pieces of interesting vocabulary to look at. I struggled to translate “ma caille” […]

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What a petite terre

November 3, 2009

Two weeks ago I was searching for something fresh. I was really looking for some new French singing rock band. I didn’t find much – I came across one track by Bony Hide which, although pretty good and indeed like gold when compared with some of the horrors I’d been listening to that day, didn’t […]

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Translation of La Caravane by Babylon Circus

October 30, 2009

And, performing in English: Babylon Circus are currently on their European tour and I was blessed to have been able to see them in Camden Town on Monday. They are in Liverpool tonight and then finish their UK dates in Bristol tomorrow. Their other European dates can be found here. So, to mark this, here […]

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Oh my God, Babylon Circus are really good

October 27, 2009

“Oh my God, they’re really good” were the words spoken by my girlfriend at the end of the second song of Babylon Circus’s appearance last night in Camden Town, home of Madness, who, if you didn’t already know, are one of the greatest bands of all time. My cousin also came with me to this […]

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The radioactive beets show

October 23, 2009

I mentioned in my last post that I had discovered two new albums while browsing XTrib.com. The first was the monkey album. The second is an album from 2007 called The Radioactive Beets Show by Les Gars Dans L’coin. You can listen to extracts from this album as well as extracts from their 2009 EP […]

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Performing Monkeys in My Head

October 20, 2009

I discovered a great site today on which I found two albums that sounded as if they may be pretty good. I then found the albums on Amazon for under a fiver each. So I bought them. J’achète is the debut album by Les Singes Savants and was released in May this year. I know […]

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