The first CD to appear on Laurent Perrier’s legendary Odd Size label, The Memorial Elvis Project was both a sum up of previous endeavors and an announcement of future projects, for it included the German musicians Perrier had been championing for years during the 1980s in his Parisian record shop and mail order activities (H.N.A.S. and Asmus Tietchens), as well as the French post-Industrial clique Perrier was associated to (namely, Pacific 231 and Vox Populi on #7, La Sonorité Jaune and Laurent Pernice ; Perrier himself appears here as Elève Modèle).
The Elvis Project was intended as a double-7” single and was several years in the making. When Perrier decided for CD, he kept the 7” format for the cover, a fold-out poster.
The music is powerful, all artists sharing the same vision of a zombified, Punk-ish Presley, still shaking his dirty paws in rhythm, though.
Great tracks that still fascinate today.
1 Élève Modèle - You Teke My Heart Forever 0:15
2 H.N.A.S. - Ku-u-i-pd 3:16
3 Asmus Tietchens - Charisma Perdu 3:35
4 La Sonorité Jaune - Fatarnt 3:35
5 Psyclones - Hound Dog 4:00
6 Bene Gesserit - Love Me Tender (Version Courte) 0:33
7 Duck And Cover In A Psylobottle - 2:37
8 Laurent Pernice - Le Lys Se Prive 2:59
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