Slapp Happy – Acnalbasac Noom

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I love both versions, Acnalbasac rocks harder thanks to Faust, but the chamber arrangements on Casablanca add a whole extra layer

when Ça Va came out in 1997 I liked a few songs but wasn't sure about the production, one too many drum loops. then I went back about four years ago and realized I knew every song by heart, it's a great record

Milton Parker, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 23:28 (fourteen years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 23:01 (fourteen years ago) link

two years pass...

Interesting cover here. Kind of reminds me of Amon Duul 2 covering Slapp Happy (which isn't that much of a stretch).

dlp9001, Friday, 17 September 2010 15:43 (twelve years ago) link

six months pass...

This is some kind of insane genius:

emil.y, Friday, 18 March 2011 22:00 (eleven years ago) link

I had to watch this after that:

dlp9001, Friday, 18 March 2011 22:47 (eleven years ago) link

Hmmm... is it just me or is that a cover of the Bongwater cover? TUT TUT ladies.

emil.y, Friday, 18 March 2011 22:58 (eleven years ago) link

Who is the artist you posted email.y?? I love it./

if I hate the headline, I'll make up a headline (Abbbottt), Friday, 18 March 2011 23:11 (eleven years ago) link

I love whatever old west thing they have going on too!

if I hate the headline, I'll make up a headline (Abbbottt), Friday, 18 March 2011 23:12 (eleven years ago) link

I've never heard of her before, but apparently her name is Togawa Jun. She sounds like an interesting character:

emil.y, Friday, 18 March 2011 23:14 (eleven years ago) link

Might have to do some digging, to be honest.

emil.y, Friday, 18 March 2011 23:15 (eleven years ago) link

I love Jun Togawa. Never knew she covered Slapp Happy. She's been in many bands, favorite one is Guernica and that's probably the best place of entry for Slapp Happy / Kurt Weill fans

though I like some of her 80's technopop too in the same way I like Nina Hagen

Guernica, Jun Togawa's band

& she comes up a bit here too: Kiyohiko Senba and his Haniwa All Stars

I heard Acnalbasac Noom first, and so when I heard the Casablanca Moon version it was interesting to see that the Bongwater cover is basically a clone of that version and not the rockin' version on AN. But you're right on that cover, they clearly got the lyrics from Bongwater

Milton Parker, Saturday, 19 March 2011 08:25 (eleven years ago) link

Thanks, Milton! Some excellent starting points.

emil.y, Saturday, 19 March 2011 11:53 (eleven years ago) link

eleven years pass...

I love this record so much, personal top ten

it was reissued recently on LP!

sleeve, Sunday, 18 September 2022 02:07 (two months ago) link

there is a most excellent Anthony Moore interview in the current issue of The Wire.

stirmonster, Sunday, 18 September 2022 03:30 (two months ago) link

I got that reissue too! Love this album as well.


Evan, Monday, 19 September 2022 01:18 (two months ago) link

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