L'eau rouge

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L'eau rouge
The Young Gods L'Eau Rouge.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1989
RecordedArtag Studio
(Zurich, CH)
GenreIndustrial rock, dark cabaret
Length33:46
40:50 (CD release)
LabelPIAS
ProducerRoli Mosimann
The Young Gods chronology
The Young Gods
(1987)
L'eau rouge
(1989)
The Young Gods Play Kurt Weill
(1991)
Singles from L'eau rouge
  1. "Longue route (Remix)"
    Released: March 1990

L'eau rouge (French for The Red Water) is the second album by industrial band The Young Gods, released in September 1989 by Play It Again Sam Records.[1] It is usually referred to as their masterpiece and was included in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die in 2005.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]

Accolades[edit]

Year Publication Country Accolade Rank
1989 Tip Germany "Albums of the Year" (Hanspeter Künzler) 1 [3]
1989 Tip Germany "Albums of the Year" (Christina Moles Kaup) 1 [4]
1989 Melody Maker United Kingdom "Albums of the Year" 7 [5]
1989 Sounds United Kingdom "Albums of the Year" 24 [6]
1989 OOR Netherlands "Albums of the Year" 31 [7]
2000 Terrorizer United Kingdom "100 Most Important Albums of the Eighties" * [8]
2005 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die Robert Dimery "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die" * [9]
"*" denotes an unordered list.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Franz Treichler; all music composed by The Young Gods.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."La fille de la mort" ("The Daughter of Death")7:58
2."Rue des Tempêtes" ("Tempest Street")2:51
3."L'eau rouge" ("The Red Water")4:20
4."Charlotte"2:01
Side two
No.TitleLength
1."Longue route" ("Long Route")3:41
2."Crier les chiens" ("Screaming the Dogs")3:15
3."Ville nôtre" ("City of Ours")4:07
4."Les enfants" ("The Children")5:33

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the L'eau rouge liner notes.[10]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
UK Indie Chart[11] 3

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Belgium 1989 PIAS CD, CS, LP BIAS 130
United States 1995 Interscope CD 92629

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Aswad, Jem; Fasolino, Greg (2007). "Young Gods". Trouser Press. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  2. ^ Raggett, Ned. "The Young Gods: L'eau rouge [Red Water] > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  3. ^ "Tip – Albums of the Year". AcclaimedMusic.net. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
  4. ^ "Tip – Albums of the Year". AcclaimedMusic.net. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
  5. ^ "Melody Maker – Albums of the Year". Melody Maker. Retrieved 2009-12-03.
  6. ^ "Sounds – Albums of the Year". Sounds. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
  7. ^ "OOR – Albums of the Year". OOR. Retrieved 2009-12-03.
  8. ^ "Terrorizer – 100 Most Important Albums of the Eighties". Terrorizer. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
  9. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (2014). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. p. 614. ISBN 0-7893-2074-6.
  10. ^ L'eau rouge (booklet). The Young Gods. Brussels, Belgium: Play It Again Sam Records. 1989.
  11. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980–1989. Cherry Red Books. Archived from the original on May 14, 2008. Retrieved September 5, 2014.

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