Me Too! - R. Stevie Moore

Me Too!
Released on 24/08/09. Cherry Red’s second journey into the heart of RSM’s extensive catalogue sees the universally acknowledged "Godfather of Home Recording” further explored, following 2008’s "Meet The R Stevie Moore” (CDMRED348). This time we’re jumping from ‘76 to ‘94 and back again…..

21 slices of home baked lo-fi genius pie from a genuine underground legend, meandering from perfectionist pop to strung out beatbox angst via country, melacousticonica and something that sounds suspiciously like hair metal….
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The View from the Edge
Released 18/05/09. The View from the Edge is about the rolke of percussion in modern music and is a sequel to el's previous Varese edition, The Complete Works of Edgard Varese Volume 1 (ACMEM125CD). An important restoration of the composer's earliest recordings, the edition was greeted by great critical enthusiasm and sold especially healthily on export.

Varese also has a strong base in America, mostly by virtue of the association with Frank Zappa, who for years championed the work of this genius who today is regarded now as "The Father Of Electronic Music”; a man that has been described as the Leonardo da Vinci of modern music

‘Arcana’ and ‘Ionisation’ are the composer's key works; two of the most important of the twentieth century. Leonard Bernstein's historic seventeen minute Arcana with The New York Philharmonic is amongst the rarest Varese recordings The American Percussion Society's vigorous recording of ‘Ionisation’ has been inexplicably out of print for five decades

The Oliver Messiaen pieces are his first official recordings ever, dating from 1946 & 1947, and orginally released on 78 by Pathe. Both are beautifully performed by a young Yvonne Loriod.
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Songs On Page One
Released 16/03/09. There are many standard-issue personae to which an aspiring rock star might be drawn, but one has always been cooler, darker and sexier than all the rest. It is that of the artist who single-mindedly pursues his creative muse while embracing the full panoply of self-destructive, decadent, badboy behaviour: heavy drinking, frequent drug use, committed womanising, a general fuck-you attitude to both public and media, a casual disregard for society's sacred cows and taboos, and a self-belief bordering on the messianic. For three turbulent decades Serge Gainsbourg heroically exemplified all of the above - and much more.

He wrote and directed four controversial movies, he published a scurrilous novel, his records were often denounced as obscene and he was perpetually embroiled in scandal, whether for turning up drunk on a TV show and offering to f**k fellow guest Whitney Houston, recording a reggae version of Le Marseillaise, burning a 500 franc banknote on prime-time TV, or making a decidedly queasy video with his 13-year-old daughter Charlotte to promote their single, Lemon Incest. Summarising his approach to life and art, he said: "Without controversy it would all be very boring" and "For me, provocation is oxygen."

The EL edition comprises his shockingly brilliant debut album, a live track from the same period transmitted on Radio France and fine versions of songs from this momentous first album recorded with commercial success by Parisian comtemporaries Michèle Arnaud and Jean Claude Pascal Serge Gainsbourg has been one of, if not the, major single international influence on British and American independent pop music; Portishead, Franz Ferdinand, Tricky, Jarvis Cocker, Beck, Arcade Fire, Placebo, PJ Harvey, Brett Anderson, Mick Harvey, Momus and Belle and Sebastian have all claimed him as mentor In France, Gainsbourg is nothing less than an institution. As Jane Birkin put it recently: "Now French culture is talked of as before and after Serge."
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Stella: Expanded Edition
Stella was the anti-yé-yé girl. France had never heard anything like her. A Parisian schoolgirl, she was an agent provocateur who lampooned jolly pop girl Sheila, lamented that France was in thrall to American archetypes, reconfigured Bob Dylan and satirised weekend trendies. 

This expanded edition, first-ever reissue of the only album France’s Stella issued in the Sixties irresistibly captures all facets of who she was before she abandoned pop and began working with the jazz-influenced band Magma in the 1970s, whose Christian Vander she would marry. Without Stella, it is impossible to understand who Stella Vander is.

She laid the table for the raspberry-blowing musical cheek of Jacques Dutronc and echoed Serge Gainsbourg’s raised eyebrows. Her records were fantastic – pop art-style cut-ups, inside-out psychedelia, wonky soul and rough-edged garage rock. Stella took on French pop and made it her own.

RPM International’s latest journey to France, the expanded edition of Stella, follows definitive releases by Antoine, Jacques Dutronc, Emily, France Gall, Chantal Goya, Johnny Hallyday, Pussy Cat and Sylvie Vartan. RPM International is the authoritative home of the greatest music from France’s past.

Please Note: This title is released 19th January 2015 and will not be dispatched until this date.

TRACK LISTING:

1. UN AIR DE FOLKLORE AUVERGNAT 
2. ADIEU MICRO, BONJOUR SILLON 
3. J'ACHÈTES DES DISQUES AMÉRICAINS 
4. PAUVRE FIGARO 
5. TU DIS TOUJOURS OUI 
6. CAUCHEMARD AUTO-PROTESTATEUR 
7. SI VOUS CONNAISSEZ QUELQUE CHOSE DE PIRE QUE QU'UN VAMPIRE PARLEZ M'EN TOUJOURS, ÇA POURRA PEUT-ÊTRE ME FAIRE SOURIRE 
8. LE VIEUX BANJO 
9. GASPARD 
10. PAS DE CHANSON SUR LES VACANCES 
11. LA FLEMME 
12. POURQUOI JE CHANTE   

BONUS TRACKS
13. LA VIEILLE CHANSON D'AMOUR 
14. BEATNICKS D'OCCASION 
15. TOUT VA BIEN 
16. JE NE PEUX PLUS TE VOIR EN PEINTURE 
17. LE SILENCE 
18. J’AURAIS VOULU 
19. CARNET DE BALLES 
20. JE NE ME RECONNAIS PLUS DANS LA GLACE 
21. POÉSIE 67 
22. DUO DU SACRÉ-CŒUR 
23. MATIÈRE A REFLEXION 
24. L'IDOLE DES JAUNES 
25. VOUS DEVRIEZ AVOIR HONTE 
26. PAUVRE CLOCHE 
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