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  • Lizzy Mercier Descloux My Funny Valentine Featuring Chet Baker SD 480p

    3:48

    Lizzy Mercier Descloux My Funny Valentine Featuring Chet Baker

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  • Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Fire French TV with Gainsbourg

    3:18

    Vinyl & Digital EP avalaible at
    Vinyl, CD & Digital LP Press Color avalaible at

    Lizzy in her Malevich Suit - French TV Midi Première with Serge Gainsbourg.




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  • Slipped Disc

    3:42

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    Slipped Disc · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Mambo Nassau

    ℗ 2003 ZE Records
    ℗ 2011 ZE Records

    Released on: 2003-01-01

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  • Fire

    5:14

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    Fire · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Fire / Mission Impossible EP

    ℗ 2003 Ze Records

    Released on: 2003-01-01

    Music Publisher: N.F.C.

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  • Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Mais ou sont passées les gazelles

    3:11

  • Off off Pleasure

    2:59

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    Off off Pleasure · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    One For The Soul

    ℗ 2011 ZE Records

    Released on: 1985-01-08

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  • Sun Is Shining

    2:25

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    Sun Is Shining · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Mambo Nassau

    ℗ 2003 ZE Records

    Released on: 2003-01-01

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  • All The Same

    4:53

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    All The Same · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Zulu Rock

    ℗ 2006 ZE Records

    Released on: 2006-01-01

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  • Room Mate

    2:47

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    Room Mate · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Mambo Nassau

    ℗ 2003 ZE Records

    Released on: 2003-01-01

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  • Lheure bleue

    4:26

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    L'heure bleue · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Suspense

    ℗ 2008 ZE Records

    Released on: 2008-01-01

    Music Publisher: EMI Publishing

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  • My Funny Valentine

    3:57

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    My Funny Valentine · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    One For The Soul

    ℗ 2011 ZE Records

    Released on: 1985-01-08

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  • Im Liquor

    3:05

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    I'm Liquor · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Zulu Rock

    ℗ 2006 ZE Records

    Released on: 2006-01-01

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  • Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Wawa

    2:21

    This track is from Light In The Attic Records' reissue of Lizzy Mercier Descloux's debut album, 'Press Color,' available for purchase here: bit.ly/1SGUywq.
    Available: August 14, 2015
    Lizzy Mercier Descloux may have come of age in Paris, but was in New York’s Lower East Side that she really came alive. The French punk pioneer, a friend of Patti Smith and Richard Hell, moved to New York in 1977 and soon immersed herself in avant-garde poetry, performance art, and punk music.

    Closely associated with the founders of ZE Records (home to Was (Not Was) and Kid Creole & The Coconuts), Descloux released her debut album, Press Color, in 1979, revealing a punk-funk sound that positioned her as the French answer to the UK group The Slits or New York’s own ESG. Just as The Slits gave “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” a makeover fit for warehouse parties on their celebrated Cut LP, Descloux’s album revealed a penchant for the unexpected cover version too. It kicks off with a brilliantly rhythmic take on The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown’s Fire–a hit, like Marvin Gaye’s in 1968. There’s also a version of Lalo Schifrin’s theme from Mission Impossible that appears to predate the breakbeat scene by a good twenty years. Elsewhere, we hear echoes of Serge Gainsbourg’s Afrobeat-influenced work, Blondie’s disco-inflected punk, and Talking Heads’ world music-inspired art pop.

    Backed by guitarists/bassists D.J. Barnes and Erik Elliasson plus drummer Jimmy Young, Descloux creates a naïve musical world in which rhythm is everything—not a byproduct of the song but the reason for its existence. It’s neither played nor sung with any great skill, but it has feel and character in spades and a looseness that’s all too rarely achieved.

    Of course, an artist with song titles including “Tumor (a cover of “Fever with amended lyrics) and “Herpes Simplex” is never a shoo-in for mainstream acceptance, and like many a No Wave classic, the album sold little. Now regarded as a cult classic, this Light In The Attic reissue is presented in an extended 18-track edition, collecting much of Descloux’s work, including “Morning High,” recorded with Patti Smith.

    Descloux returned to Paris upon scoring a contract with CBS and soon found herself travelling to Africa to research the Afrobeat sound experimented with–from afar–on Press Color. The hit single “Mais où Sont Passées les Gazelles?” and album Zulu Rock followed. By the 1990s, Descloux had turned her back on music in favor of painting and writing, which she continued until her death in 2004. Her playful spirit lives on in this LP.

    All tracks newly remastered
    Double LP housed in a Deluxe Stoughton gatefold “Tip-On” jacket
    Liner notes by Vivien Goldman
    Includes download card for MP3 of the full album
    Special Edition exclusives:
    + Expanded double LP with bonus tracks
    + Pressed on Yves Klein Blue wax
    + 18×24 poster

    Photo by Michel Esteban.

  • Herpes Simplex

    2:06

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    Herpes Simplex · Lizzy Mercier Descloux · Rosa Yemen

    Press Color (Deluxe Edition)

    ℗ 2015 ZE Records

    Released on: 2015-05-11

    Music Publisher: ZE Records Music Publishing

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  • Lizzy mercier descloux - Mais ou sont passées les gazelles

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  • Léclipse

    3:25

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    L'éclipse · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Zulu Rock

    ℗ 2006 ZE Records
    ℗ 2011 ZE Records

    Released on: 2006-01-01

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  • Lets Get It On

    5:15

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    Let's Get It On · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    One For The Soul

    ℗ 2011 ZE Records

    Released on: 1985-01-08

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  • Bim Bam Boum

    3:10

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    Bim Bam Boum · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Mambo Nassau

    ℗ 2003 ZE Records

    Released on: 2003-01-01

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  • Wawa

    2:26

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    Wawa · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    NY No Wave

    ℗ 2003 ZE Records
    ℗ 2011 ZE Records

    Released on: 2003-01-01

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  • Once Upon a Time Out

    3:36

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    Once Upon a Time Out · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Suspense

    ℗ 2008 ZE Records

    Released on: 2008-01-01

    Music Publisher: EMI Publishing

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  • Wakwazulu Kwezizulu Rock

    3:02

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    Wakwazulu Kwezizulu Rock · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Best Off

    ℗ 2006 ZE Records

    Released on: 2006-01-01

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  • One for the Soul

    3:53

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    One for the Soul · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    One For The Soul

    ℗ 2011 ZE Records

    Released on: 1985-01-08

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  • Simply Beautiful

    4:00

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    Simply Beautiful · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    One For The Soul

    ℗ 2011 ZE Records

    Released on: 1985-01-08

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  • Mai où Sont Passées Les Gazelles?

    3:34

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    Mai où Sont Passées Les Gazelles? · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Best Off

    ℗ 2006 ZE Records

    Released on: 2006-01-01

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  • Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Slipped Disc

    3:41

    Mambo Nassau (1981)

  • Abyssinia

    3:05

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    Abyssinia · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Best Off

    ℗ 2006 ZE Records

    Released on: 2006-01-01

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  • Mission Impossible 2.0

    4:12

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    Mission Impossible 2.0 · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Fire / Mission Impossible EP

    ℗ 2003 Ze Records

    Released on: 2003-01-01

    Music Publisher: Chapell

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  • Aya Mood

    2:55

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    Aya Mood · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Press Color (Deluxe Edition)

    ℗ 2015 ZE Records

    Released on: 2015-05-11

    Music Publisher: ZE Records Music Publishing

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  • Maita

    3:18

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    Maita · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Mambo Nassau

    ℗ 2003 ZE Records
    ℗ 2013 ZE Records

    Released on: 2003-01-01

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  • Vroom, cest la Voie Lactée

    4:06

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    Vroom, c'est la Voie Lactée · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Suspense

    ℗ 2008 ZE Records

    Released on: 2008-01-01

    Music Publisher: EMI Publishing

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  • Its You Sort Of

    2:19

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    It's You Sort Of · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Mambo Nassau

    ℗ 2003 ZE Records

    Released on: 2003-01-01

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  • Payola

    4:25

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    Payola · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Mambo Nassau

    ℗ 2003 ZE Records

    Released on: 2003-01-01

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  • God Spell Me Wrong

    3:13

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    God Spell Me Wrong · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    One For The Soul

    ℗ 2011 ZE Records

    Released on: 1985-01-08

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  • Momo On My Mind

    3:11

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    Momo On My Mind · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Zulu Rock

    ℗ 2006 ZE Records

    Released on: 2006-01-01

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  • Hard Boiled Babe

    4:28

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    Hard Boiled Babe · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Hard Boiled Babe Edits - EP

    ℗ 2012 ZE Records

    Released on: 2012-01-01

    Music Publisher: ZE Multimedia Music

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  • Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Press Color full Album

    23:53

    Vinyl, LP, Album, W. Germany - 1979
    Island Records — 202 497-320
    1080p - 60fps

    00:00 - - - A1 — Fire (A. Brown, Crane, Kerr, Finesilver) - - - (5.11)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mixed by Savarese
    05:20 - - - A2 — Torso Corso (Mercier Descloux, Banes, Elliasson) - - - (1.48)
    07:07 - - - A3 — MIssion Impossible (Schifrin) - - - (2.35)
    09:43 - - - A4 — No Golden Throat (Mercier Descloux, Banes, Elliasson) - - - (2.38)
    12:20 - - - End Side a)
    12:38 - - - B1 — Jim on the Move (Schifrin) - - - (2.29)
    15:11 - - - B2 — Wawa (Mercier Descloux, Banes, Elliasson) - - - (2.18)
    17:36 - - - B3 — Tumour (from “Fever”) (Davenport, Cooley) - - - (2.57)
    20:37 - - - B4 — Aya Mood 3.5 (Mercier Descloux, Banes, Elliasson) - - - (2.50)
    23:25 - - - End Side b)

    Recorded at Blank Tapes Studio, New York City, February 79

    Musicians:
    Lizzy Mercier Descloux - lead vocals, guitars, bass, percussion
    D.J. Banes - guitars, bass, percussion, background vocals
    Erik Elliasson - guitars, bass, drums (on Wawa), keyboards
    Jimmie Young - drums and percussions

    Guests on “Fire”:
    Jack Cavari - guitars
    Ken Smith - bass
    Bud Maltin - sax
    Chris Wiltshire/Mari Jo Kaplan/ Ramona Brooks - background vocals
    Victoria - percussion
    Allen Wentz - synthesiser/sequencer and (synthesiser on “Mission impossible”)

    Guest on “Tumour”:
    John Rome - guitars, background vocals

    Guest on “No Golden Throat”:
    Ted Uvig - background vocals

    Words by Mercier Descloux and
    Music by Banes/Mercier Descloux/Elliasson
    except
    Crane/Brown/Kerr/Finesilver A1 “Fire”, B1 “Jim On The Move”
    Lalo Schifrin A3 “MIssion Impossible”
    Davenport/Cooley B3 “Tumour” (from “Fever”)

    Engineering - Joe Arlotta
    Edition - E Sound
    Executive producer - Michel Esteban
    Arranged, produced & mixed by Banes, Elliasson, Mercier Descloux
    Except Fire Mixed by Tom Savarese
    Jacket photos - Fabio

    Printed in Western Germany by Mohndruck Graphische Betriebe GmbH

    ISLAND - Im Ariola-Vertieb
    Original sound recording made by ZE Records
    ℗ 1979 ZE Records

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  • Gypsy Flame

    3:10

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    Gypsy Flame · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Suspense

    ℗ 2008 ZE Records

    Released on: 2008-01-01

    Music Publisher: EMI Publishing

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  • Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Wawa

    2:25

  • Lady O Kpele

    2:32

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    Lady O K'pele · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Mambo Nassau

    ℗ 2003 ZE Records

    Released on: 2003-01-01

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  • Sports Spootnicks

    4:24

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    Sports Spootnicks · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Mambo Nassau

    ℗ 2003 ZE Records

    Released on: 2003-01-01

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  • Dolby Sisters Saliva Brothers

    2:43

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    Dolby Sisters Saliva Brothers · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Zulu Rock

    ℗ 2006 ZE Records

    Released on: 2006-01-01

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  • Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Jim On The Move

    2:33

    This track is from Light In The Attic Records' reissue of Lizzy Mercier Descloux's debut album, 'Press Color,' available for purchase here: bit.ly/1SGUywq.

    Available: August 14, 2015

    Lizzy Mercier Descloux may have come of age in Paris, but was in New York’s Lower East Side that she really came alive. The French punk pioneer, a friend of Patti Smith and Richard Hell, moved to New York in 1977 and soon immersed herself in avant-garde poetry, performance art, and punk music.

    Closely associated with the founders of ZE Records (home to Was (Not Was) and Kid Creole & The Coconuts), Descloux released her debut album, Press Color, in 1979, revealing a punk-funk sound that positioned her as the French answer to the UK group The Slits or New York’s own ESG. Just as The Slits gave “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” a makeover fit for warehouse parties on their celebrated Cut LP, Descloux’s album revealed a penchant for the unexpected cover version too. It kicks off with a brilliantly rhythmic take on The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown’s Fire–a hit, like Marvin Gaye’s in 1968. There’s also a version of Lalo Schifrin’s theme from Mission Impossible that appears to predate the breakbeat scene by a good twenty years. Elsewhere, we hear echoes of Serge Gainsbourg’s Afrobeat-influenced work, Blondie’s disco-inflected punk, and Talking Heads’ world music-inspired art pop.

    Backed by guitarists/bassists D.J. Barnes and Erik Elliasson plus drummer Jimmy Young, Descloux creates a naïve musical world in which rhythm is everything—not a byproduct of the song but the reason for its existence. It’s neither played nor sung with any great skill, but it has feel and character in spades and a looseness that’s all too rarely achieved.

    Of course, an artist with song titles including “Tumor (a cover of “Fever with amended lyrics) and “Herpes Simplex” is never a shoo-in for mainstream acceptance, and like many a No Wave classic, the album sold little. Now regarded as a cult classic, this Light In The Attic reissue is presented in an extended 18-track edition, collecting much of Descloux’s work, including “Morning High,” recorded with Patti Smith.

    Descloux returned to Paris upon scoring a contract with CBS and soon found herself travelling to Africa to research the Afrobeat sound experimented with–from afar–on Press Color. The hit single “Mais où Sont Passées les Gazelles?” and album Zulu Rock followed. By the 1990s, Descloux had turned her back on music in favor of painting and writing, which she continued until her death in 2004. Her playful spirit lives on in this LP.

    All tracks newly remastered
    Double LP housed in a Deluxe Stoughton gatefold “Tip-On” jacket
    Liner notes by Vivien Goldman
    Includes download card for MP3 of the full album
    Special Edition exclusives:
    + Expanded double LP with bonus tracks
    + Pressed on Yves Klein Blue wax
    + 18×24 poster

    Photo by Michel Esteban.

  • Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Hard Boiled Babe

    4:28

    Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Hard Boiled Babe - sur l'album Press Color (2003)

  • Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Fog horn blues

    3:52

    Album One 4 the soul - 1986
    Featuring Chet Baker

  • Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Herpes Simplex

    2:04

    Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Herpes Simplex (from the Press Color LP reissue) Enjoy!

  • Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Queen Of Overdub Kisses -

    3:38

  • lizzy mercier descolux - tous pareils

    5:01

    From the self titled EP (1984)

  • Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Fire

    5:35

    Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Fire (Rafael Wallon Cut)

  • Penelope

    3:30

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    Penelope · Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Best Off

    ℗ 2006 ZE Records

    Released on: 2006-01-01

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  • ROSA YEMEN larousse baron bic 1978

    1:40

    one of the 6 amazing no wave gems you can find on the Ep issued by Ze Records. Under this name, the first recorded performance of the French musician Lizzy Mercier Descloux on voice & guitar, here with guitarist D.J. Barnes... goddamn great !

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