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    Posted: March 26 2004 at 06:58

Hello everybody,

Here are some french prog albums from the 70's:

-Serge gainsbourg:" Histoire de melody Nelson" (1971)

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http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000051YEG/qid =1080302033/sr=8-2/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i2_xgl15/103-7751490-90854 01?v=glance&s=music&n=507846

-Spacecraft/Paradoxe (1975) Dark prog somewhere close to Heldon with

cosmic guitar.

-La planète sauvage (1973) (movie soundtrack)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004Y236/qid =1080302519/sr=8-3/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i3_xgl15/103-7751490-90854 01?v=glance&s=music&n=507846

 

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 26 2004 at 07:28
Originally posted by oliverstoned oliverstoned wrote:

Here are some french prog albums from the 70's:

-Serge gainsbourg:" Histoire de melody Nelson" (1971)

-Spacecraft/Paradoxe (1975) Dark prog somewhere close to Heldon with

cosmic guitar.

I've doubts about tonton Gainsbourg

Spacecraft is a fascinating band, really orginal...

I advise you to put an ear on 'Fille qui mousse'. This band belongs to the 70s french underground. It really rocks but I think there are enough subtile,strange  and exerimental elements to be qualified as prog rock. 

Check also the folkly 'Tangerine' and 'Catharsis' (one of the leader of the french scene)



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2004 at 14:46
Originally posted by philippe philippe wrote:

I've doubts about tonton Gainsbourg

Moi aussi ! (Me too !)

Gainsbarre au pays du prog...

Serait il flatté ou dirait il "Ecoute, Coco, laisse tomber"

Quoique "L'histoire de Melody Nelson" est son oeuvre, un concept album.

Son imagination et son plaisir a fourrer son nez partout cela fait prog, non ?

Le "Tête de Chou-rock", sous ensemble prog est né !

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2004 at 07:10

Un album n'a pas besoin d'être etiquetté "prog" pour l'être...

Et à l'inverse, certains albums ou groupes dits "progs" ne le sont guère...

Notre ami Philippe nous cite "Catharsis"...

Je trouve ça vraiment léger, comparé à "Melody Nelson", qui est bien + abouti,

complexe, arrangé, virtuose, sans compter la dimension "concept album", comme tu dis.

Also check : Nino ferrer: Metronomy

 

 

 

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2004 at 15:45

A thread devoted to french speaking people...  

Il n'y a qu'un seul album de Gainsbourg que j'ai beaucoup de plaisir à écouter : "Couleur café". Est-ce l'un de vous a entendu l'album solo de Patrick Forgas, une merveille de musique "new age" (désolé pour ce terme affreux mais si l'on doit décrire cet album on pourrait dire qu'il est à la croisée de Synergy, Tangerine Dream, Olias of Sunhillow (sans les voix) et les soundscapes de Robert Fripp ?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2004 at 15:47
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2004 at 15:49

Originally posted by elfangio elfangio wrote:

I don't understand you guys

LOL !

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2004 at 15:51
It's not that hard, they're talking about PROGRESSIVE ROCK, you see?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2004 at 15:55
As we're in french music, I've recently discovered a french singer called Alexis HK. His music has nothing to do with prog, but I like it anyway. Do some of you know him?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2004 at 16:16
Originally posted by lucas lucas wrote:

A thread devoted to french speaking people...  

Il n'y a qu'un seul album de Gainsbourg que j'ai beaucoup de plaisir à écouter : "Couleur café". Est-ce l'un de vous a entendu l'album solo de Patrick Forgas, une merveille de musique "new age" (désolé pour ce terme affreux mais si l'on doit décrire cet album on pourrait dire qu'il est à la croisée de Synergy, Tangerine Dream, Olias of Sunhillow (sans les voix) et les soundscapes de Robert Fripp ?

Patrick Forgas' solo album is entitled : "Synchronicité". Any impression about this album ? 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2004 at 16:19

talking about french music I have a (maybe offtopic) question as well

Romors say that there's a special percentage of music, that has to be in french relating to radio airplay...is it right?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2004 at 16:20
Originally posted by diddy diddy wrote:

talking about french music I have a (maybe offtopic) question as well

Romors say that there's a special percentage of music, that has to be in french relating to radio airplay...is it right?

Unfortunately, that's true... (40 %)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2004 at 19:43

J'ai entendu des choses bonnes parler de L'Histoire de Melody Nelson.  Peut etre je vais essayer de le trouver sur l'internet ou quelque chose...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2004 at 19:46
Originally posted by Useful_Idiot Useful_Idiot wrote:

J'ai entendu des choses bonnes parler de L'Histoire de Melody Nelson.  Peut etre je vais essayer de le trouver sur l'internet ou quelque chose...

Do so  it was long ago but I could understand this one

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