Friday, 20 March 2015

LOLITAS "LE KIT SINGLE" (1990)



Lolitas were a French-German rock band influenced by Punk, Rockabilly, U.S. Garage, French 60s Ye-Ye Music and Pop. For more information about them please have a look at one of the posts I previously dedicated to them here on Stereo Candies.

"Le Kit Single" was released sometimes in early 1990 as part of issue #20 of the French fanzine Rock Hardi, which also featured many pages dedicated to the band. The cover for the single was included as a cardboard centre spread that you had to cut and assemble by yourself... Hence the title of this release, I presume.

OK, this time I will keep my usual ranting very short and let the scans do the talking, so to speak. Happy reading! (...that's if you get by in French, I mean...)





The cover of issue #20 of French fanzine Rock Hardi, the original source of all the goodness presented in this post, 1990

In this letter from Berlin, Françoise Cactus talks about the fall of the Berlin Wall and various bands she had - more or less - recently enjoyed... Towards the end she announces the departure of guitarist Tutti Frutti - who quitted the band to devote himself to a more traditional form of Rockabilly music - and introduces new guitarist Tex Morton...



In the following three-pages interview conducted by Rick Bertrand and Alain Conil, Françoise Cactus discusses various topics: the early days of Lolitas, the recording of their third album "Fusée d'amour" in Memphis with Alex Chilton, her musical influences and childhood, life in Berlin, la France and... Jim Jarmusch and Fellini! Just click on the images to see them at full resolution.

       


"Le Kit Single" contains the following tracks:

01. I'm Allright (Live) (2:23)
02. Sexy Sex (Live) (3:57)

Both songs were remastered from the original vinyl in March 2015 and are available in FLAC lossless format or high-quality 320 Kbps MP3 files; both formats include scans of the complete original artwork and more.

Please have a look at the comments for the download links.





On Side A we find a lively live cover of The Rolling Stones' "I'm Allright", which was collectively written by the band under their "Nanker, Phelge" pseudonym; the song originally appeared of the U.S. release of the album "Out of Our Heads" in 1966.

Side B offers a live rendition of "Sexy Sex", a slower number originally included on "Séries Américaines", Lolitas' second album released in 1987 by What's So Funny About.. in Germany and in 1988 by New Rose in France; a post dedicated to this album is available here.


These are the credits as translated from the back sleeve of "Le Kit Single":

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"I'm Allright" (Nanker, Phelge)

Françoise Cactus: vocals, drums
Coco: guitar, vocals
Tutti Frutti: guitar, vocals
Olga: bass, vocals
Ted Gaier: maracas

Produced by Andy Loog Jung
Recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, May 1989

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"Sexy Sex" (Lolitas)

Françoise Cactus: vocals, drums
Coco: guitar
Tex Morton: guitar
Olga: bass

Produced by Andy Loog Jung and Lolitas
Recorded live at the Odéon, Münster, December 1989

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Front cover drawing by Coco

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Lolitas, circa 1989


Lolitas, circa 1989


Lolitas, circa 1989


Olga, Coco and Françoise, circa 1989


Tex Morton and Françoise Cactus, circa 1990

   
Lolitas live, Françoise Cactus and Coco, circa 1989-90

   
Lolitas live, Olga and Tex Morton, circa 1989-90


The following clips offer a preview of the remastered single, enjoy these live versions of"I'm Allright", and "Sexy Sex"!





...and, as a bonus, here's The Rolling Stones performing their own version of "I'm Allright" at the first T.A.M.I. Show in 1964... Watch till the very end and you'll be rewarded!




A few more information about Lolitas is available here:

http://www.lastcallrecords.com/frenchbiogs/lolitaf.html

http://pirate.family.free.fr/pages/Lolitas.html

http://www.myspace.com/leslolitas/

http://www.45toursderockfrancais.net/rockfrancais/lolitas45t.htm

http://www.rockmadeinfrance.com/encyclo/lolitas/

http://euthanasie.records.free.fr/discographie/Zgroupe-L/Lolitas.htm

http://namaste-baba.blogspot.com/2011/04/des-lolitas-stereo-total-mettez-une.html

http://www.discogs.com/artist/Lolitas


If you have any other useful information about Lolitas - especially corrections and improvements to this post - or if you spot any dead links, please get in touch with me at stereocandies [at] hotmail [dot] com or leave a comment in the box below, thank you!

3 comments:

  1. DOWNLOAD LINKS

    FLAC: https://mega.co.nz/#!pV9...

    MP3: http://www.mediafire.com/download/a56...

    If you download any of these files please consider leaving a comment, your feedback is important!

    Please let me know about any broken link and deleted or unavailable files: I'll do my best to quickly reupload them.

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  2. More Lolitas?!
    Im the commenter from the Julie vid on youtube and finally had to comment here to say Thank You!

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  3. Thanks a lot for this little marvei from the 90s

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