L’Affaire Louis’ Trio – “Le Retour De L’Age D’Or”
My friend Bob G. hipped me to the French band from
( = Louis’ Busy Trio) about ’87 or so. While I like all of their albums, my favorite is their 2nd album “Le Retour De L’Age D’Or” ( = The Return Of The Golden Age )(Barclay Records France, 1988).
I never had a particularly easy time finding French CD’s in
- Bois Ton Café
- Le Retour De L’Age D’Or
- Paradis D’Amour
- Bois Ton
Est Tard Café, Il
- Succes De Larmes
- Histoires De Fous
- Bob et Linda
- Adieux a L’Amour
- Adieux a L’Amour – Final
- La Ballade
- Un Jouet Qui Nous Plait
This album is about 45 minutes long – I’ve never seen an LP of it, but it must exist. I have vinyl (7”) for “Succes De Larmes”, which also has a super music video that a friend taped off of French TV for me. I’ve also got a couple of CD Singles that pertain to this album. Yes, this is the album I loved so much that I read about an upcoming tour, got the Paris dates…actually flew to Paris to check ‘em out at the Olympia theatre…only to discover that the whole tour had been re-scheduled for several months later.
This is one of the CD’s that made life in the late 80’s amusing for me. It’s French pop music of a very high order – funky, chic – yet nostalgic. Even if you can’t understand French, you can tell these guys are having a great time – the sense of humor is very present. Still in the dark? Are you a fan of Les Rita Mitsouko, Etienne Daho or Les Innocents? Give L’Affaire Louis’ Trio a try – with this album.
Believe it or not, I recently found an “extra” copy of this album in my collection – another Japanese copy, in fact. If you’d like to own it, I’d be happy to send it to you – leave your comments, and by May 3rd, 2010 – I’ll announce who is the “winner” – tell me why you’d like to hear this album or give me any reason why your collection would be a good home for it.