VA - Raw Cuts Vol. One (Garage French) lp 1985
The Coronados: Free Again / Jeune encore (Still Youg) // The Thugs: Night Dance / You Say Why? // The Scurs: Mud In My Mind / Good Side Of Love // Flamingos: The Trap / Out Of Reach.
"...Here are eight tracks and four bands... The Coronados are from Paris. Mean and wild on stage, sneering and cynical in town.This is the only band that can cover Alex Chilton (as on "Free Again"), Captain Beefheart and Kevin Ayers- All with equal succes. These two cuts are from their first chaotic EP. Since they've issued another EP and their first album. The Thugs are the fast rising combo of 1985. Just one single (but what a single) released six months ago and they're the talk of the land. They are from Angers and "You Say White?" is previously unissued.
Flamingos from Nantes are one of the hardest working/touring bands in the country. They already have a 12'' EP out but the two songs here are brand new. Definitively a great guitar band (and we know all about them don't we ?). Finally the cherry on the top. The Scurs. Even in France few people have heard of them as they seldom play out of the south-west (they live in Bordeaux). Their only previous vinyl experience was on a forgettable compilation but live they can be brilliant. I hope that these two new songs will be forerunners to more records of their own.
Listen to these bands. They deserve it. Raw Cuts Volume One (Garage French) is just the first in a mammoth series of mini lp's/lp's. There is even more fab and fascinating material in the pipeline."
Benoit Binet (Nineteen),Toulouse, 1985 (extract from the liner notes)
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