Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Dani ‎– Ah! Mon Cher Hector (1971)

Here is a pretty rare single from the French singer Dani taken from the film "Qu'est-ce Qui Fait Courir Les Crocodiles".  I know nothing about the film, but I do know that this is one of the best songs I have ever heard!  Side A, that is. "Ah! Mon Cher Hector" is a heavy hitting dark orchestral pop number written by Jean-Claude Vannier (Well, both sides are Vannier compositions actually).  This track features all of my favorite elements of a Vannier production: breaks, orchestral stabs in minor keys, staccato piano and harpsichord riffs, noisy percussion, and of course sexy bass lines and sexy vocals.  This track was already featured on the "Be Quiet" mix by The Cowboys From Sweden, but being the completist that I am, I figured there are some collectors out there who would appreciate a proper rip of this one.  The b-side is your typical zany instrumental Vannier thing.  Hope you enjoy!  320 rip from original 7" (scans included).