photo by marion hospal
more kinky rock ‘n’ roll – well, it’s a little bit more complicated. although some of the musical references overlap with the cramps (13th floor elevator, reckless eric, iggy and the stooges), jad wio also incorporated in their long career of course glam, but then also electronics and chanson. but then there are also references to cabaret and beyond music to poetry and literature in general. and then there is also the important reference to the philosopher gilles deleuze…yeah!
and yes, their stage presence is a lot of fun – the band basically consists of christophe kbye and denis bortek – that’s the one with the high heels…
photo by velvetcondom
jad wio actually just released a new album titled sex magik – i haven’t heard it yet. well, it is kind of difficult to obtain it outside of france..grrr.
but this time you get something a lot older. some sweet rarity: jad wio live a la dolce vita.
ripped from vinyl@192, two mp3-files: side 1 / side 2. the tracklist reads as follows:
2 Wsd (Walk in the sky with diamonds)
3 Colors in my dream
4 Rythm’ box bunny
5 The ballad of candy valentine
6 Cellar dance
7 Young girl
on this record, jad wio sound something like “new wave rock ‘n’ roll”, partly due to the drumbox, partly because they have a certain hysterical quality. that same hysterical quality (something like an overwound music-box) is also shown very well in their coverversion of the 13th floor elevator’s you’re gonna miss me:
then please visit their homepage.
and here you find an interesting little interview with denis bortek (in french, though).