Bikini Machine – The Full Album (2xCD, FRANCE)

19 October 2009 Platinum Records PL 62
01. Good Morning
02. Get Down

03. Strange Day
04. Où Vont Les Cons?
05. Scherzo
06. The Old School
07. Mister Syncope
08. Crash
09. Submission
10. Boxful of Pranks
11. Sing On It

12. The Race

A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi EP
01. The Simpleton (Jon Spencer & Tom Camuso Mix)
02. J’Aime Pas (Jon Spencer & Tom Camuso Mix)

03. Promise (Mister Five Mix)
04. The Casual Song (Ian Caple Mix)
05. Good Morning (Radio Edit) (Jesper Reginal Mix)

Bikini Machine - The Full Album (2xCD, FRANCE)  - Cover
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NOTES:
CD edition with bonus ‘A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi EP’ on 3″ CD in digipak (also on vinyl w/bonus tracks) of The Full Album by Bikini Machine features with 5 tracks mixed by Jon Spencer, 3 tracks mixed by Yebo and 4 tracks mixed by Ian Caple.

Jon Spencer mixed five tracks and plays guitar on Boxful of Pranks and Sing On It.

Jon Spencer previously mixed the Bikini Machine tracks Good Morning and Sing On It which were released as a 7″ single in March 2009.

DJ Moule created a track consisting of Calvin by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and I Found A Job by Bikini Machine which was titled Calvin Found A Job and appeared on the bootleg release A Burne La Patate #1.

Thanks for Franck for the information.

LABEL INFORMATION:

English info from Platinum Records: “Roasted with leaded petrol, intense jerk and hybrid R’N’B are coated with white soul in the back of a garage filled up with stolen Simca 1000 and pumped up roasters. Jacques Dutronc’s smirk undermines the Who’s mod snobism, rubbishy film’s original soundtrack mess around timeless classical. Bikini Machine is the ultimate pop art band.

THE FULL ALBUM
It begins with an electronic sizzling sound reminding a Harley at ease but, in fact, «Good Morning» turns to be a garage-pop rush melting vintage guitars and up to date electro music, closer to a face-lifted Carnaby Street than a thirsty Death Valley. Laetitia Sheriff throws some electric “yeah”. «Get Down» attacks with a flood of mambo percussions, strikes with a Kinks’ style riff in their You really got me chapter, and go into funny samples. But the Bikini can also play classy. Like «Strange Day» who displays strings and vibes to give a torch song in a James Bond way. Metaphysical questioning ? «Où vont les cons» (where do the jerks go) are asking themselves Fred Gransard and Michaël Furnon (fan and friend of the band) with this ironical detachment borrowed to Dutronc. Were Hip Hop rythm sessions born in the sixties ? Does the Beach Boys’ polyphonies bear intense electronic ? Is it fundamental to know the steps to dance ? Is it really fair to hire the 8 childrens of the band members to do the chorus for a song called «The old school» ? All the answers are in The Full Album. And, right before silence falls again on the dune, we’ll have plenty of time to meditate on those disturbing revelations rooling on moisty guitar surf rythms of The Race.
Philippe Richard

“Bikini Machine play high-energy go-go-ye-ye supersonic garage soul for the new millennium. And they play it good!” Jon Spencer”

SONG CREDITS:
Bikini Machine are Frederic Gransard, Franck Hamel, Samuel Michel, Patrick Sourimant, Mik Prima

01. Good Morning
Writers: Bikini Machine
Published: LDA Publishing
Mixed: Jon Spencer with Alap Momin at Deadverse Studio, Union City, NJ
Backing Vocals: Laetitia Sheriff
Run Time: 3:17

02. Get Down
Writers: Bikini Machine
Published: LDA Publishing
Mixed: Jon Spencer with Alap Momin at Deadverse Studio, Union City, NJ
Run Time: 3:27

03. Strange Day
Writers: Bikini Machine
Published: LDA Publishing
Mixed: Ian Caple at the Barn, Lewes, Brighton
Run Time: 3:35

04. Où Vont Les Cons?
Writers: M. Furnon / Bikini Machine, courtesy of EMI
Published: LDA Publishing & Moumkine Music
Mixed: Ian Caple at the Barn, Lewes, Brighton
Vocals: Mickey
Run Time: 3:08

05. Scherzo
Writers: Bikini Machine
Published: LDA Publishing
Mixed: Jon Spencer with Tom Camuso at Duro of Brooklyn
Run Time: 3:01

06. The Old School
Writers: Bikini Machine
Published: LDA Publishing
Mixed: Jesper Reginal at Kondi Frost Studio, Copenhagen
Backing Vocals: Faustine, Zelma, Mitzi, Lili, Adele, Gaspard, Eliott Yebo
Run Time: 4:09

07. Mister Syncope
Writers: Bikini Machine
Published: LDA Publishing
Mixed: Ian Caple at the Barn, Lewes, Brighton
Run Time: 2:49

08. Crash
Writers: Bikini Machine
Published: LDA Publishing
Mixed: Mister Five at Discocasino Studio, Rennes
Run Time: 3:25

09. Submission
Writers: Bikini Machine
Published: LDA Publishing
Mixed: Jesper Reginal at Kondi Frost Studio, Copenhagen
Run Time: 3:02

10. Boxful of Pranks
Writers: Bikini Machine
Published: LDA Publishing
Mixed: Jon Spencer with Alap Momin at Deadverse Studio, Union City, NJ
Extra Guitars: Jon Spencer
Run Time: 4:09

11. Sing On It
Writers: Bikini Machine
Published: LDA Publishing
Mixed: Jon Spencer with Alap Momin at Deadverse Studio, Union City, NJ
Backing Vocals: Laetitia Sheriff
Extra Guitars: Jon Spencer
Run Time: 3:10

12. The Race
Writers: Bikini Machine
Published: LDA Publishing
Mixed: Jesper Reginal at Kondi Frost Studio, Copenhagen
Run Time: 3:39

A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi EP
01. The Simpleton (Jon Spencer & Tom Camuso Mix)
Writers: Bikini Machine
Published: LDA Publishing
Mixed: Jon Spencer with Tom Camuso at Duro of Brooklyn

02. J’Aime Pas (Jon Spencer & Tom Camuso Mix)
Writers: Bikini Machine
Published: LDA Publishing
Mixed: Jon Spencer with Tom Camuso at Duro of Brooklyn

03. Promise (Mister Five Mix)
Writers: Bikini Machine
Published: LDA Publishing
Mixed: Mister Five at Discocasino Studio, Rennes

04. The Casual Song (Ian Caple Mix)
Writers: Bikini Machine
Published: LDA Publishing
Mixed: Ian Caple at The Barn, Lewes, Brighton

05. Good Morning (Radio Edit) (Jesper Reginal Mix)
Writers: Bikini Machine
Published: LDA Publishing
Mixed: Jesper Reginal at Kondi Frost studio, Copenhagen
Backing Vocals: Laetitia Sheriff

SLEEVE NOTES:

“Thanx to our families and friends”

DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Designed: Syd Dolby
Scooter man concept: Antoine partfaliaz.com
Photos: Fab, Gael & Mik

BARCODE: 3 760013 325626

MATRIX:
CD 1: “CA PL62DEFCD1 @@ IFPI LV88 9/7/2009 11:16:08 AM 0000518911”
CD 2: “CA PL62DEFCD2 @ IFPI L039 09/07/09 10:42:25 AM”

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