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Clothilde

Clothilde

Clothilde

Label: Born Bad

Genre: 60s / 70s Rock / Pop / Progressive / Kraut

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Clothilde, Queen of Swingin 'Mademoiselle ... Why Clothilde? Why not Françoise Hardy, international star better able to bear the title, or the one more easily associated with the sub-genre, France Gall? Because it's the most characteristic and archetypal of the French misses, that's why Christine Pilzer, even Jacqueline Taïeb before her, both have been discovered first in this style unique to the French Pop Sixties, and Stella has also beautiful to have been the most "anti-YéYé" with his anti-institutional and mocking lyrics, countering the Pop establishment and the system but, just like with Cléo, everything is more in the text of the songs, not so much in the music and the production. For that, we think that Clothilde wins the crown.

Not only Clothilde has the most natural disposition as a singer (though unconsciously), singing such subversive lyrics with as much second degree and detachment but, her music itself is highly original: inventive arrangements where one distinguishes hunting horn, musical saw, bell sounds, barbarian organ, marimba, violins and brass, wind instruments, and a thrilling Fuzz guitar from this burlesque audio junk. Almost avant-garde in concept, it was imagined by the impresario, the manager and creator of Clothilde, the legendary Artistic Director of Vogue Records: Germinal Tenas. (Only in France!) his music itself is highly original: inventive arrangements where you can see the hunting horn, the musical saw, the sounds of the bell, the barbarian organ, the marimba, the violins and brass instruments, the wind instruments and a hectic guitar Fuzz among this junk audio burlesque style. Almost avant-garde in concept, it was imagined by the impresario, the manager and creator of Clothilde, the legendary Artistic Director of Vogue Records: Germinal Tenas. (Only in France!) his music itself is highly original: inventive arrangements where you can see the hunting horn, the musical saw, the sounds of the bell, the barbarian organ, the marimba, the violins and brass instruments, the wind instruments and a hectic guitar Fuzz among this junk audio burlesque style. Almost avant-garde in concept, it was imagined by the impresario, the manager and creator of Clothilde, the legendary Artistic Director of Vogue Records: Germinal Tenas. (Only in France!)
Born Elisabeth Beauvais ("Babette" for her friends ...) on February 22, 1948, Clothilde had a short but notorious career covering just the year 1967, with only two classic EPs of the genre and a single out only in Italy. Nevertheless, she was the quintessence of Swingin 'Mademoiselle. All his songs, co-written especially with the arranger (SIC, he is actually the co-lyricist!) Jean-Marie Di Maria and the so-called Germinal Tenas, are so many little masterpieces of 'Black humor with two-way words, which makes it uniquely unique, placing it high in the Pantheon of French female Pop song.

She is the daughter of the famous writer and journalist Robert Beauvais, a writer and producer of innumerable radio and TV programs that he presented with his wife (second wife and mother of Elizabeth!) Gisèle Parry. Robert Beauvais was also known to be the author of philsophic plays and writings in a satirical mode (in the Sacha Guitry mode). And Babette's mother, Gisele, was a famous actress of British descent. Prestigious actors such as Louis Jouvet and Michel Simon were usual visitors to the family home in Montmorency, in the suburbs of Paris.