A few months back we reviewed an excellent new release on Vadim Music–the Bobby Boyd Congress (VDA033) record from 1971. You should check out the full review for more details, but for now, we’re excited to finally have in stock the CD pressing of this holy grail record! Also just in is the excellent Original Pop Corn (VAD023CD) album.
Within the series of great hit albums springing from the hot bed of sixties pop, Original Pop Corn stands out as an unsurpassable model in the genre. An explosive record, fruit of the overactive minds of the maddest of French musicians. On the album are members of the cult group Cruciférius, the Franco-Moroccan soul singer Vigon (un-credited), plus the gifted arranger Karl-Heinz-Schafer (author of the famous score Les Gants Blancs du Diable, also reissued by Vadim).
Using the studio as an instrument in its own right, they gave birth to a mutant jam track rolling out in 7 different versions/variations, and so prefiguring the remixing technique ahead of its time. Stuffed with effects from a whole bunch of genres (delay, back-masking, electro) and doped with magical filters (the phaser on pre-techno tracks “Sweet Pop Corn Part 1 & 2″) Original Pop Corn takes the form of a brutal funk earthquake, hit with psychedelic currents that defy all forms of classification. Known and actively sought out by Beat diggers, Mod DJs and adventurous music fanatics alike, this gem remains one of the holy grails of rare European groove and pop culture.
For audio samples and to order V/A Original Pop Corn click HERE!