Press Color

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Press Color
Studio album by Lizzy Mercier Descloux
Released 1979
Recorded 1979, Blank Tapes Studios NYC
Genre Mutant Disco, No Wave, Post-Punk
Label ZE Records
Producer Michel Esteban
Lizzy Mercier Descloux chronology
Press Color
(1979)
Mambo Nassau
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Uncut 4.0/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Artist Direct 4/5 stars[3]

Press Color is the debut album of French no wave singer, Lizzy Mercier Descloux. Although largely forgotten the album has received some critical acclaim, being called "the real thing" by Uncut magazine.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Lizzy Mercier Descloux unless otherwise noted.

Original release[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Jim on the Move" (Lalo Schifrin) 2:29
  2. "Aya Mood 3.5" 2:50
  3. "Torso Corso" 1:48
  4. "Wawa" 2:18

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Fire" (Arthur Brown) 5:11
  2. "Mission Impossible" (Schifrin) 2:35
  3. "No Golden Throat" 2:38
  4. "Tumor" (Eddie Cooley, John Davenport) 2:57

2003 reissue track listing[edit]

  1. "Fire" (Brown) 5:11
  2. "Torso Corso" 1:48
  3. "Mission Impossible" (Schifrin) 2:35
  4. "No Golden Throat" 2:38
  5. "Jim on the Move" (Schifrin) 2:29
  6. "Wawa" 2:18
  7. "Tumour" (Cooley, Davenport) 2:57
  8. "Aya Mood" 2:50
  9. "Mission Impossible 2.0" (Schifrin) 2:20
  10. "Rosa Vertov" (Descloux, D.J. Barnes) 1:43
  11. "Decryptated" (Descloux, Barnes) 1:20
  12. "Herpes Simplex" (Descloux, Barnes) 2:03
  13. "Lacrosse Baron Bic"(Descloux, Barnes) 1:36
  14. "Tso Xin Yu Xin" (Descloux, Barnes) 1:20
  15. "Nina Con Un Tercer Ojo" (Descloux, Barnes) 0:58
  16. "Birdy Num-num" 3:32
  17. "Hard Boiled Babe" 4:28
  18. "Morning High" (Rimbaud /Descloux, Patti Smith) 3:04
  • Tracks 10-15 are originally from the Rosa Yemen EP.
  • Tracks 16-18 are previously unreleased bonus tracks.

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Lizzy Mercier Descloux: Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Percussion
  • D.J. Barnes: Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Backing Vocals
  • Erik Elliasson: Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Drums on « Wawa »
  • Jimmy Young: Drums & Percussion

Guest on "Fire"

  • Jack Cavari : Guitars
  • Ken Smith : Bass
  • Bud Maltin : Saxophone
  • Chris Wiltshire, Mary-Jo Kaplan, Ramona Brooks : Backing Vocals
  • Victoria : Percussion
  • Allen Wentz : Synthesizer, Sequenzer

Guest on "Mission Impossible"

  • Allen Wentz : Synthesizer, Sequenzer

Guest on "Tumour"

  • John Rome : Guitars & Backing Vocals

Recorded by Bob Blank & Joe Arlotta at Blank Tapes Studio NYC February 1979
Arranged, Producer & Mixed by Banes, Elliasson, Mercier Descloux
Except "Fire" Mixed by Tom Savarese
Executive Producer Michel Esteban

Sound[edit]

Original Sound Recording Made by ZE Records © 1978/1979/1980/2003 Executive Producer Michel Esteban This Selection by Lizzy Mercier Descloux & Michel Esteban Producer Michel Esteban p & © 2009 ZE Records Mundo Ltda

Design[edit]

Art Cover Design by Michel Esteban Photos Credits : Front Cover 12 by Seth Tillet Booklet Pages 2,8,912,12 by Seth Tillet • Page 5 by Edo • Pages 6 & 14 by Michel Esteban • Page 14 : Patti Smith & Lizzy as Isabelle & Arthur Rimbaud Inspiration : Malevitch « Croix Noire » 1920 • Joseph Beuys « Gesundheitshotel » 1979 • Yves Klein « Monochrome Bleu » 1980

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uncut review
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Artist Direct review
  4. ^ "Music Reviews". Uncut.co.uk. 2012-02-28. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 

External links[edit]