2009 Jean-Pierre Massiera – Psychoses Freakoid (1963-1978)
Limited edition on 180 gr vinyl (includes download card).
Available as Vinyl+download, CD+download, or as download-only digital album.
This is the story of JEAN-PIERRE MASSIERA, the mastermind behind LES MALEDICTUS SOUND.Released in 1968, this album was his epiphany, produced with no artistic constraint or pressure to produce a hit. Man with a blurred artistic vision, he is an artist with not one plan, but many plans, whose career started with early 60’s French beat groups spread through the 70’s, 80’s and up to the present, where he now works in various French studios.
This is a work made of absurd blunts, delirious outtakes, outrageous A&R demands, rip offs, some unashamed (Daddy & Mama-Boney M), some obscure (Napoleon XIV) and of course, brilliant fuck-ups. A career made of loops, woops, of hits and misses.
1. Il tubo del anno – BASILE / 2. Psychose – LES MONÉGASQUES / 3. La turbie pirhanienne – PIRANHAS / 4. Dali court – J.P.M. & CO / 5. Engins bizarres et gens étranges – BASILE / 6. Bizarre – LES CHATS / 7. Plus jamais ça – J.P.M. & CO / *8. Le gâteau du peuple – LES CHATS / 9. Flatwoods Story – VISITORS / 10. Space Woman – HERMAN’S ROCKETS / 11. Space Inferno – VENUS GANG / 12. Jingle Jungle – THE STARLIGHTS / 13. La nef des fous – PIRANHAS / **14. Je ne pense qu’à ça – J.P.M. & CO
*LP Bonus: #8 / **CD Bonus: #14
« Left-handed gogo-pop, light Riviera romps and fright flick creep-o-rama veer into deep psyché-rock delirium, by slapstick-goofs and moments of melancholy. Check the tough-as-nails opener Kriminal theme, the grandiose yet catchy Concerto Genocide or the appropriately titled Stupidly Made in Gaulle. Alternately sad, silly and sublime, this is one charmingly deranged artifact. » Ruppert Bottenberg, Mirror
« Check out the low-brow vaudeville buffoonery, horror film kitsch, psychedelic organ vamps and high energy fuzz garage guitar all run back to back. Film noir soundtracks and bluesy jazz meet Zappa-esque rock absurdity and big band orchestrations around every corner. » Ian Danzig, Exclaim!