Various - Dirty French Psychedelics: A Pop Odyssey Selected By Dirty Sound System
Suave compilation of little-known and obscure Gallic psych and pop sleaze. There's not a Gainsbourg in sight, but you will find lots from Brigitte Fontaine, Jean Michel Jarre, Alain Neffe, Jean-Claude Vanier, and Fran̤ois de Roubaix, among others. "On paper, Dirty French Psychedelics is a compilation for classic rock radio with names our parents would recognize. In reality, it is a hallucinated voyage through the land of French pop psychedelics to be listened to in one sitting, eyes half-open in the heat of the summer of 2009. Certain experts will tell you that Bernard Lavilliers and Brigitte Fontaine are not psychedelic, and they are probably right. Who cares? Dirty French Psychedelics is intended for fans of French pop from Serge Gainsbourg to Air, for people who want to discover or rediscover the music of the '70s, for those who want to listen to music without really paying attention and for those who want to listen attentively through their headphones."