KISS MY JAZZ"In A Service Station"
(Heaven Hotel 1999, HH99021)
Songs (click on the -icons
A Truckdriving Song
2. Still Losers
3. Easy Money
4. Small Town Lovers Stroll
5. This Machine
6. A Remarkable Confession
7. Sweetheart Blushes
8. Elton is a Truck
9. Until the UFO is out of Sight
10. Walk like a Truck
11. One of these Blackouts
12. My Finger on your Trigger
13. In Ruins
14. The Big Splash
15. Crazy Little Baby
16. Truckdriving Song
In a Ghosttruck ("hidden" tracks you can reach by rewinding
for 24 minutes when the player is on the first track)
1. The Professional
2. Closing Time
3. Trash versus Ylt
4. Untill the UFO is out of Sight
5. Everything is Allright
6. Nice Band
7. Pagan Motherfuckers
8. Happy Hour at the Honky Tonk
Recorded at various locations with 2 microphones (Aarich's place,
the Academy hall in Sint-Truiden, Elko's grandparents, Vandiepenbeekstraat ...)
between April 1998 and February 1999.
Artwork : Herman Houbrechts
Including the "hidden" tracks at the beginning of thie "In a
service station" there are all in all 25 songs by Kiss My Jazz that are being
released onto the Low Countries ("A truckdriving song" and "Untill
the UFO is out of sight" are on it twice, though) : if you already knew some
of the earlier releases of this collective of musicians around Rudy Trouvé,
this is probably a prospect to bring water to your mouth. And that's quite justified.
"A truckdriving song"
and "Elton is a truck" are worn-out country, "Easy
"This Machine" and "Walk Like a truck" are chaosrock somewhere
between Beefheart, Sonic Youth and Steppenwolf, that is skillfully clubbed down
before they can become a full-fledged pop-song. "Small
Town Lovers Stroll"
is something completely different : unadultareted bossa-nova. "Untill the
UFO is out of Sight" - the best "song" of the album - is shaking
pop with Stef Kamil Carlens swinging behind a huffing & puffing organ.
Those are the best succesful song. "One of these blackouts" also containts
enough material for two very good pop songs, but ends up being nothing but two
only half-developed ideas. On "My finger on your trigger" and "Crazy
Little Baby" singer Dave Robertson goes on the sensitive tour - sounding
like "Bawb Dylan" unfortunately. "In ruins", "A remarkable
confession" and most of the hidden "In a Ghosttruck" seem recordings
of a tired orchestra in their dancehall by midnight, with a singer that has just
gotten a warning from the police to sing quietly or else to get a fine for noise
Between all these featured styles, the jazzy aspect of the music - something that
was clearly present on the earlier work - is moved far back "In a service
station". Kiss My Jazz is about as closely related to that form of music
as the insult "Kiss my ass" with the wish of being kissed on the behind.
It's always difficult to compare apples and oranges, but as fas as baskets with
apples ànd oranges go, we found that other recent lo-fi Heaven Hotel-release
Mitsoobishy Jacson that little bit better. So, It's
not all gold that shines, but more than enough to brag about a good catch.
And your opinion?
Did I get it all wrong, or was I spot-on ? Do you want to share your opinion about
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This album in the press:
- Raymond Rotteveel in Oor : "This
coöperation results in an entertaining CD of which the songs cannot be put
in one collection, but that put together still forms a captivating unit - or a
multi-coloured collage perhaps. ... Gadverpielekes, da's pas lekker!"
- Dirk Steenhaut in De Morgen : "On
In a service station the octet is headed in a new direction : it now plays a frayed
country that Trouvé himselfs classifies under "truckdriving songs"
... This results in beautifull songs ... all recorded live and on various places.
It al remains pretty lo-fi ..."
- the Kiss My Jazz-bio
in the Belgian Pop & rock Archives.
- More about the members of Kiss My Jazz can be found on the pages about Dead
Man Ray (Rudy Trouvé), Zita Swoon
(Stef Kamil Carlens, Aarich Jespers, Thomas De Smet), Evil
Superstars (Mauro Pawloswky), DAAU
(de Lenski's) etc...
- Booking the band : as far as I know Kiss My Jazz doesn't perform on stage)
- contact : Heaven Hotel (tel : +32/(0)3/458.29.93 - mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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