Thursday, September 10, 2009

After Hours

Donald Lautrec. Loop de loop

Here's a prime example of what the French called "ye-ye." It's basically lightweight, mindless pop music for the lightweight, mindless younger generation. Our artist is Canadian, Donald Lautrec, who apparently later went on to host a French-language version of Wheel of Fortune. Unlike last night's selection (which was also released in 1963), this tune isn't about anything grave and important. It's not about Nazi death camps or our own shocking inhumanity or night or fog; it merely exhorts you to do the loop de loop all Saturday night, so its demands are not great. It brings neither peace to the Middle East nor food to the starving. It's just a peppy little number for the ye-ye set and nothing more. Enjoy!

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