is the brainchild of Jean-Emmanuel Krieger, who named himself after Baikonour Cosmodrome, a top-secret space complex n the former Soviet Union. Krieger's project combines electronic and post-rock elements with a deep appriciation for the versatility of the guitar. Originally from France, he now resides in Brighton.
I was listening to it all the time and within a year I started to play in a band with school friends. It’s not the best Cure album by any means but for a 13 years old boy it was a revelation.
«Dirty» is probably the «straightest» rock record made by Sonic Youth but there’s some killer guitar action in there. Also it reminds me of a summer I spent in the US, lots of drinking, smoking and messy parties…
Melancholic lyrics about space junkies, released, in 1980. It really reflects the end of the 70’s. Innovative video too.
Depending of the mood.
An original vinyl copy of it.
I still consider it as a great album. Some Harold Budd albums like «The Pavilion Of Dreams» or «The Pearl» are classics, and this one is the result of a match made in heaven. The Cocteau Twins and Budd were still at their best at the time.
He was a popular Dutch singer in France during the 70’s. I had a portable record player of a type called «mange-disque» (record eater).
Seems appropriate enough.
I remember I was growing weed in my mum’s garden, and we spent a lot of time there, having barbeques and parties there as well as shooting at targets with BB guns. Fun!
I could have chosen a hundered others for different reasons but I’m reading Gainsbourg’s biography at the moment so…
I’ve been to a wedding last summer and I couldn’t believe the DJ played this tune and everybody was dancing. Amazing.
The first record I bought with my own money I think was «Let’s Dance». I remember watching the videos of «Let’s Dance» and «China Girl». My brother bought Michael Jackson’s «Thriller» around the same time.
One of my closest friends was obsessed with the Byrds and seemed for awhile that every time I was coming to his house he was either playing a Byrds record or playing a Byrds song on his guitar. Amazing song and band too.
None. It’s an insult to a song to be played on a mobile.
The original version. Positive but not dumb and so soulful. My idea of dance music.
About a billion, but if I had to choose one today it would be «Laughing». The perfect mix of amazing musicians and performance. The most beautiful bass tone, played by Phil Lesh.