Sunday, February 21, 2010

Black Devil

This cocaine freakout of an album came up back when I posted Venus Gang's Galactic Soul album. This is perhaps my favorite drug-induced French space disco album, it makes all other drug-induced French space disco albums obsolete. Black Devil was the collaboration between two of France's leading names in French space disco, Bernard Fevre and Jacky Giordano. Of course Bernard Fevre has tried and tried again to capitalize on the minimal success that was Black Devil's Disco Club record, but nothing can trump the cough syrup Gallic funk of the original wax. Way fucked up.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wait--where's this been all my life? This is just awesome. I'm only halfway through it, but so far it's great. Thanks!

pavel said...

when you posted "galactic soul" i read the comments and decided that this sounded like my kind of thing, so i went to this other dude's blog and downloaded it. it was even more awesome than i expected. can't wait to hear this shit when i'm rolling.

Anonymous said...

This is awesome!

Anonymous said...

The album he did in 1975 is cool its like library synth stuff - But the remake of it is really cool.

Black devil disco club presents..

Theres a black stiletto boot on the cover

Well worth looking for great Electronica

Carnacki said...

Thanks Aesop for yet another keeper. Somewhere out there someone must have an mp3 of the music Damon Edge and Helios Creed made as a backing tape for a strip club but, probably not surprisingly, freaked the girls out so much they refused to perform to it. I imagine it's some distant sonic relative of this.

barger said...

great cover!!

obm said...

badass!! sorta reminds me of my band!!

Aesop said...

So of course Mr. OBM, we now need to hear your band.

beerdiablo said...

I picked a bad week to stop doing coke.

jabladav said...

"I picked a bad week to stop doing coke".


I wasn't going to check this out until that comment.

I guess I picked a bad week to shave my chest hair and sell my gold chain spoon.

Anonymous said...

I did the same as Pavel: downloaded elsewhere after reading the Venus Gang description...does anyone have any access to the lyrics on this???
--Chris

joshuapkelly said...

in the Vinland vs. Finland post a long time ago, you mentioned that you have an issue of Fall to Your Knees Pissing scanned. any chance you'd ever upload that on this blog??

Aesop said...

Joshua, that was the idea but there were a lot of problems with the scanner and I never finished it.

Paul K said...

^please do that
Also, I'm surprised that I like this.

joshuapkelly said...

ah bummer. well i appreciate the response! you run one of the best blogs on the next, so thanks for turning me onto all kinds of cool shit!

Yazata said...

this shit is far fucking out.

Gary Norris said...

i have to join in the chorus of "How come I've never heard this before" and say thanks bunches. great posts, as always.

Anonymous said...

:) i will chime in here also with a big WTF!!! this is some cool shit. Cheers.

>strunkdts<

Phil said...

Made a sticker out of the cover and applied to my bong about 25 years ago. Nuff said.

BradethQ said...

This is goddamned frightening to fall asleep to. Really, really good.

Julius Totaro said...

some of the best music that i've heard in a very long time. every song is perfect,the whole thing just flows nicely and what a sound! is there anything else similar to this worth mentioning? (except for venus gang, i dl'ed that one too.)

Cardboard Cutout Lawyer said...

you, me, and my friend carol....the three people i know of who are way metal and way disco. and maybe the other people who commented. is this a san francisco thing?

J. said...

I love how this album sounds like one 30-minute track.

Joe The Wizard said...

Fuck yes. I love Black Devil Disco club but could never find their original release. This rules.

Anonymous said...

I second the requests for Fall to Your Knees Pissing.

LeechFarm said...

Infectious as a motherfucker -- stays in your head like heroin fr your brain. Thank you sir may I have another!

the saucer people said...

I have to disagree with you about Monsieur Fevre's (we are in blog comments territory which makes it almost mandatory I guess)later output as been somehow a pale imitation of the original 'Disco Club' album....the newer stuff while I agree doesnt surpass this album, it's just different thats all and certainly not a pale imitation...and yet is still instantly recognisable as the Black Devil Disco Club 'sound'.

Since Rephlex re-released the album in 2004 I have been slavishly following his work and all his later albums are worth getting.

If you liked Bernard Fevre then you will equally grok the sounds of Jean Pierre Massiera and Bernard Torelli, Jean-Pierre Decerf, Rene Roussel and my new favourite Jacky Chalard whose 1974 album "Je Sus Vivant, Mais J'ai Peur De Gilbert Deflez" was reissued on the legendary UK label 'Finders Keepers' last year gave me the same feeling I had when I first came across BDDC in 2004...that good! (Holy Warbles may still have it posted..ssshhh..)