This is the fourth CD in the compilation series that Philips/Mercury released domestic versions of three of ('Couleur Café', Comic Strip', & 'Du Jazz dans Le Ravin'). This one was not imported for it's very theme: all of Serge's most sexual related material. Luckily for us and the FCC, he sings in French, so you should be able to play any of these on the air at anytime.
September 28, 1999
Tramway are an organ and jangly guitar male vocaled pop band from Bristol (England) with a Felt-gone-pop sound that is less 'easy' than most Siesta releases, but is of a very high quality. They have a song ('That Old, Old Feelin') that is almost a carbon copy of the Spring (the 1972 band fronted by Brian Wilson's then wife, who were THE MODEL for Adventures In Stereo) song 'Thinkin' Bout You Baby', which was written by Brain wilson and Mike Love. Tramway also do an instrumental cover of the Mary Poppins song "Life's a Country Holiday With Mary" that Dick Van Dyke sings in the scene where they ride calliope horses through a cartoon landscape. It's number 10 on the CD, though it's uncredited on the CD's graphics, which only show 12 of the 13 songs here.
Funkstorung are kind of like the German Autechre. This record contains abstractions of other artists songs which they did on request of the original artists, which contain such heavyweights as Bjork, Wu Tang Clan, Cologne's 'Various Artists', and Visit Venus, plus 4 more (East Flatbush Project, Finitribe, DJ Craze, and S'Apex). Funkstorung are quite adept at surgical precision rendering of unseen aspects of each song which make their versions more like new songs than remixes, though some signature moments of the original artists can occasionally be discerned. Having formed in 1994 around the vibrant Bunker / Den Haag underground techno scene, Funkstorung have risen to the position of being one of electronica's most sought-after exponents.