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The Arkive
This week’s Master Tape Monday aka Tape Tuesday is today!

Mon Amie La Rose, a poem written by Cécile Caulier and Jacques Lacome but first performed  by French singer Françoise Hardy, also was covered by Natacha Atlas 25 years later as a single (French Radio Remix) and as part of her 4th album Gedida on Mantra Recordings. 

This week’s Master Tape Monday aka Tape Tuesday 050 is Natacha Atlas Official’s cover of ‘Mon Amie La Rose’

This week’s Master Tape Monday aka Tape Tuesday is today!

Mon Amie La Rose, a poem written by Cécile Caulier and Jacques Lacome but first performed by French singer Françoise Hardy, also was covered by Natacha Atlas 25 years later as a single (French Radio Remix) and as part of her 4th album Gedida on Mantra Recordings.

This week’s Master Tape Monday aka Tape Tuesday 050 is Natacha Atlas Official’s cover of ‘Mon Amie La Rose’
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I wonder did Natatcha’s first(?) band St. Anthony’s Fire ever record anything? Probably not for Beggars as they were 15 years before this, but I saw them support Bauhaus 5 or 6 times and thought they really had something...

1 week ago

The Arkive

Video: TONES ON TAIL – GO!

This month in 1987 saw the release of NIGHT MUSIC, an anthology release featuring tracks from the "Pop" LP and various singles & EPs by TONES ON TAIL, (February 1987).

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Decade 77-87 - a grown up disco: new wave, punk, postpunk, goth & indie
Video: TONES ON TAIL – GO! This month in 1987 saw the release of NIGHT MUSIC, an anthology release featuring tracks from the "Pop" LP and various singles & EPs by TONES ON TAIL, (February 1987). The video here is "Go!", the popular B-side of the ‘Lions’ single (May 1984), a blistering slice of midnight dancefloor energy featured on numerous movie soundtracks. Taking their name from the test tones placed at the end of the band's demo tape (the engineer marked on the box, "tones on tail”), this brilliantly innovative though short lived 1983 project was founded by Bauhaus guitarist Daniel Ash and friend Glenn Campling as an outlet for Ash to record his more experimental material. When Bauhaus called it a day, Ash decided to make the side project a going concern, and Bauhaus drummer Kevin Haskins joined them to make it a fulltime trio. Though TOT might not have had the sphere of influence of Bauhaus they did create a singular post-punk sound, an elemental fusion of shronky beats and minimal guitar that has a decidedly futuristic sound when heard today. Ash's signature electric guitar and spidery acoustic work was a perfect foil to the layers of dark synth, music that Ash referred to as “weird pop”. The music - an intangible, hypnotic mix of repetitive riffs, eerie basslines and haunted vocals - may not have been bubbling over with snazzy hooks or grooves – though there are significant exceptions like GO! and OK, THIS IS THE POPS - but it certainly rewarded the dedicated listener with soundscapes rich in texture and atmosphere.
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Brilliant song.

Any chance on a Pop reissue?

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