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MARRIED MONK

BELGIAN KICK (GONZAI RECORDS)

MARRIED MONK - BELGIAN KICK 115600
Format:
2 LPD
Release:
18.08.2017
Label:
GONZAI RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
115600
Barcode:
5425023011560
Having successfully reissued french cult self-titled LP "Marie Et les Garcons", Gonzaï Records now strikes back with another French rock UFO, never released on vinyl since its beginnings in 1993: The Married Monk.

Twelve years after its first CD release (Ici d'Ailleurs, 2004), here comes back critically acclaimed LP "The Belgian Kick", a french glam-rock goldies recorded at Yann Tiersen's studio by Jim Waters (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Missing Foundation, etc) with appearances on sax by Etienne Jaumet (Zombie Zombie), but also from Yann Tiersen on viola.

Sounding like an impossible meeting between a Mark E. Smith with a cockney-disco accent and Ziggy Stardust lost in Paris, "The Belgian Kick" includes 2 incredible covers (You Only Live Twice by John Barry and Observatory Crest by Captain Beefheart), an improbable sample from Robert Palmer for the ouverture Tell Me Gary and a bunch of songs getting the weirdness of french rock at its best.

Never heard before, nor after, The Married Monk are maybe the best hidden french treasure from the past 20 years that you can discover with that 2 X vinyl collector edition including an Inside sleeve and download codes.

Sounding like : Shannon Wright, Tindersticks, Calexico, Yann Tiersen, Violent Femmes.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. TELL ME GARY
  • 1.2. LOVE COMMANDER
  • 1.3. NIGHT PRINCE
  • 1.4. THE BELGIAN KICK
  • 1.5. TOTALLY CONFUSED
  • 1.6. OBSERVATORY CREST
  • 1.7. HANDSOME
  • 1.8. PRETTY LADS
  • 1.9. LAST FLIGHT
  • 1.10. SKIP THE SUMMER
  • 1.11. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
  • 1.12. BIRD ON BOARD