Monday, March 21, 2005

Les Terribles - S/T CD (Dionysus)…

But it’s not terrible at all! High energy Francophone garage rock, led by the miffed schoolmarm tones of Mlle. Rudie and her bewigged quartet of swingeurs, produced by the brilliant Graham “Solar Flares” Day. You won’t need even your rustiest French to recognize sprightly covers of “I Can Only Give You Everything” and “All Day and All of the Night.” “Tout est fini” kicks off as more of a Gainbourg sexpot number, and Rudie pulls off the whispery Birkin thing gorgeously. Cute instro titles: “Rosbeef attack” and “Froggies strike back!” -Kim Cooper

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