L'eau rouge

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L'eau rouge
The Young Gods L'Eau Rouge.jpg
Studio album by The Young Gods
Released September 1989
Recorded Artag Studio
(Zurich, CH)
Genre Industrial rock, dark cabaret
Length 33:46
40:50 (CD release)
Label PIAS
Producer Roli 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
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

L'eau rouge (French for The Red Water) is the second studio album by industrial band The Young Gods, released in September 1989 by Play It Again Sam Records.[2] It is usually referred to as their masterpiece and was included in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die in 2005.

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. Title Length
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. Title Length
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. ^ Raggett, Ned. "The Young Gods: L'eau rouge [Red Water] > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved April 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ Aswad, Jem; Fasolino, Greg (2007). "Young Gods". Trouser Press. 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. ^ Dimery, Robert - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die; page 856
  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. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 

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