It is far and few that I strongly recommend a Pop record achievement from my own country but, here is one of those rare instances when I strongly do; it is nothing short of a mini-masterpiece, the one time collaboration between famous Tarantino "Death Proof" movie soundtrack recording star, April March (in her world known cover of Swingin' Mademoiselle Ye Ye queen France Gall's Serge Gainsbourg-penned "Laisse Tomber les Filles" : "Chick Habit" that was even used later for a national Renault French car advertising campaign)... and French Indie Avant-rock band, Aquaserge, from the southern provincial town of Toulouse, up to here an excellent Robert Wyatt-era Soft Machine influenced combo. Excellent... which in itself is a rare instance among the French indie rock and pop scene enough to mention!
Every once in a few decades, one guy stands out from the IN-crowd and really starts things moving and shaking, influencing a whole scene in the process, and those highly individual persons are still remembered in years to come as Urban Legend; this new series of articles is dedicated to such larger than life characters ...
There once was a Pop Boy about Barcelona town called Riccardo Julian, or Ringo for everyone, who was one of the very earliest "Mod" from the first revival not long after Franco's dictatorship... Things were moving up, what with all that Movida happening in those days and, instead of forming a band like his mates, since he couldn't play, he decided to be (super-) active helping to promote shows and organise mod weekenders and most of all, create the all-important Fanzine or "modzine" that would federate all the right people of the scene, putting bands from all over the country in touch with one another... soon enough, he was sort-of managing some of these bands himself (some of the most important ever of the country, like Brighton '64, Spain's own Jam, and the legendary Los Negativos of the mod-Psych revival that followed after the wake of Quadrophenia mods... ), helping to have them signed on major labels and put them on the National touring map; a tremendous feat in itself.
I grabbed these off FaceBook where they were posted by Scott Beadle who writes "The cartoon flyer is drawn by Bob Montgomery, the middle brother of Vancouver punk rock drummer legends Chuck Biscuits (DOA, Black Flag, Danzig) and Dimwit (Subhumans, Pointed Sticks, Four Horsemen). Besides cartooning, Bob served as roadie for all of these bands, and more, during his career. I also have several crappy colour snapshots of YMG from this show." I don't think they're crappy at all :) I'm jealous as I never got to see these guys.
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