• 01. Frogs
    02. Do not love me too much
    03. Machine gets old
    04. The Ugliest Rabbit of the Seventies
    05. Ghost
    06. Not easy to cook
    07. Sirens call
    08. Pendejo
    09. Au Revoir
    10. Frogs Outro


    Not Easy To Cook

    [engl] If Cannibale’s members brought their breakfast back up when talking about “Not easy to cook”, their listeners would be surprised. These fortysomethings being signed by Born Bad Records, the image of greaser-looking garage rockers would come to mind, but with bits of exotica stuck between the teeth, Nino Nardini & Roger Roger’s “Jungle Obsession” spilled on the table, and plastic-bottled tropical glam puked by some even more stupid incarnation than Wayne’s World’‘s Mike Myers. The stage is set, now you have to clean up everything. Why mention all this? Because there’s a world of difference between the beginning of Cannibale’s success story and this second album. It wouldn’t take much to feel as if Freddie Mercury showed up in a Renault 16 supersport to play marimba for old oafish rock fans. And actually, that’s about it: The Rocky Horror Picture Show meets Fela Kuti in rain boots. And though the amount of cows hasn’t increased in the Normandy hole these guys hail from, the number of their shows did. Between “No Mercy For Love” (their 2017 debut album), and the new one “Not easy to cook”, these Frogs – to quote the title of the opening track – did not switch from psyche cumbia to coarse-grained autotune, but rather roamed roads like doped cyclists: more than 100 dates in less than a year (including quite a few with Frustration and the Villejuif Underground), festivals such as Rock en Seine, and a eulogistic press review: “Indolent rhythms invoking Latin America and Africa.” (Mowno) “Nomadic, willingly sunny garage rock.” (Libération) “Songs that provoke visions or hallucinations.” (France Inter) See, Johnny Hallyday himself did not get such media coverage! So what’s Cannibale’s secret? Being old and giving 19-year-old kids who just discovered marimba tutorials on YouTube a thrashing? Certainly, but it’s a little more than a band of old fogeys. “The band learned it all on the road in less than two years,” says Born Bad’s Jean-Baptiste Guillot. Songwriting-wise, they’ve known how to do for a long time. The members – survivors of various screwed-up musical projects – finally succeeded because nothing else than music mattered anymore. In that, the band’s deviant trajectory is not so different from Vox Low’s, another in-house signing. But the most surprising thing about “Not easy to cook” is the sultriness that emerges. It’s hard to sum it up other than by comparing these 10 songs with some pressure cooker in which bits of dancehall, London ska and Hawaiian dub would have cooked together. Here’s the small miracle achieved by this LP recorded by the band in its remote French village: sounding French, but Polynesian French. With “Not easy to cook”, frogs, birds, sounds from the jungle can be heard in a living room. Those already traumatized by Arthur Lyman’s vibraphone and Les Baxter‘s Lounge music should feel at home; novices will finally discover something other than Saturdays at the Whole Foods Market store.
    EAN 3521381550382
    EAN 3521383450376

Einsortiert unter

Mehr von »CANNIBALE«

  • cover


    No mercy for love

    [engl] Still unknown in rock territory, French band Cannibale gets its name from its «kind of exotic garage» music whose humid tropical groove is slowly eating up all the stereotypes about Born Bad release
  • cover


    Petit Orang-Outan


Mehr vom Label »Born Bad«


    L'Appel de la Foret

    [engl] Confession, fiction, and observation. This is how the trajectory drawn by Julien Gasc seems to evolve from one album to the next. While Cerf, Biche et Faon took the form of a diary and Kiss Me, You Fo
  • cover


    In yer mouth

    zweites Album der Franzosen und wieder gibt es einen satten Mix aus Pink Floyd, Syd Barret, VelvetUnderground und Lee Hazlewood.
  • cover


    Gay Singles

    Homo-A-Go Go! Garage Punk Rock trifft auf süßen Bubblegum-Girl-Pop - Hunx & His Punx schmeißen eine homoerotische Pool-Party mit The Ronettes, den Ramones und John Waters, während Freddie Mercury
  • cover


    TCHIC TCHIC - French Bossa Nova - 1963/1974

    [engl] Ever since the late 1950s bossa-nova revolution, Brazil’s influence on French music has been undeniable. Pierre Barouh, Georges Moustaki and a vast array of lesser known artists, all made the Musica
  • cover


    Rock band himself The Quirky lost Tapes 1993-95

  • cover


    Basement dreams are the bedroom cream

    [engl] Marietta is the new project of Guillaume Marietta after The Feeling Of Love.
Zeige alles vom Label »Born Bad«