Phantom feat. Jacques Duvall Hantises Compact Disc
The rock’n roll comeback of the cult lyricist and singer Jacques Duvall. Garage rock, Surf Guitar and honkytonk piano. The best belgium french pop record of the year !
Benjamin Schoos(guitar) created garage band Phantom with Sophie Galet(drums) and Pascal Scalp (bass). He then decided to sign Duvall on his newly born record label Freaksville records. Benjamin is a lunatic character, very much an original, kind of a mix between Syd Barrett and Tintin. The two nutheads got along fine and recorded the album in two days, one day for the backing tracks and one for the vocals. Duvall came along with lyrics that had been turned down by other singers, mainly because they were too risque. The result would be the perfect soundtrack for a demented spaghetti western or a cheap but chic lesbian vampire movie. Jacques Duvall is known as a sarcastic tunesmith for several french pop stars. His first claim to fame was "Banana Split", a worldwide hit for sweet sixteen Lio, in 1979. But he had been writing songs since the mid-seventies for french underground diva Marie France and for The Runaways, Joan Jett's all-female band. He then succeeded Serge Gainsbourg as lyricist for Alain Chamfort, the french Burt Bacharach. Other collaborations followed, with among others Jane Birkin, Etienne Daho, Sparks, Telex..
" Un petit condensé de garage rock brutal et ébouriffé. Jacques fait preuve d'un humour mordant digne du Gainsbourg de Rock Around The Bunker ..."
Matthieu Grunfeld, Magic !
"Chansons inédites du parolier qui mit de l'acide dans l'eau de rose d'Alain Chamfort et de Lio"
Ludovic Perrin, Liberation
"L'affaire ressemble à ces mini-albums chéris par les années 60’. 28 minutes d'insolence proverbiale à mi-chemin entre Dutronc sentimental et Renaud affranchi..."
Philippe Cornet, le Vif Weekend
"A l'arrivée, "Hantises" est un disque qui a la rugosité du punk, le flow de la musique surf et l'extravagance de la bonne chanson française"
Jerôme Colin, Télémoustique
'Gainsbourg's heir does rock garage as well as louche chansons'
The word Uk
"L'expérience Cowboy francophone la plus réussie à ce jour"
Little Johny Jet, Gonzai