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
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
This is some kind of insane genius:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wdqyam6y10
― 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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun_Togawa
― 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
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
― sleeve, Sunday, 18 September 2022 02:08 (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