Zulu Rock

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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Originally released in France as Mais où Sont Passées les Gazelles back in 1984, Zulu Rock is the re-release of Lizzy Mercier Descloux's third and, for many, best album, with a variety of alternate tracks -- sung in French, often with different titles from the originals -- added to the reissue. Some years before Paul Simon scored both attention and protest for his Graceland album, Mercier Descloux had arguably not only beaten him to the punch but had created a more exuberant and fascinating record -- Simon's studied ruminations can have their place, but Mercier Descloux, simply put, actually sounds like she's having fun. A quote from ZE Records' Michel Esteban -- "this ...
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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Originally released in France as Mais où Sont Passées les Gazelles back in 1984, Zulu Rock is the re-release of Lizzy Mercier Descloux's third and, for many, best album, with a variety of alternate tracks -- sung in French, often with different titles from the originals -- added to the reissue. Some years before Paul Simon scored both attention and protest for his Graceland album, Mercier Descloux had arguably not only beaten him to the punch but had created a more exuberant and fascinating record -- Simon's studied ruminations can have their place, but Mercier Descloux, simply put, actually sounds like she's having fun. A quote from ZE Records' Michel Esteban -- "this South African music reminded us, as incredible as it may sound, of the Velvet Underground" -- sums up how easily Zulu Rock's blend comes together, rejecting exoticism in favor of kinship and play. The immediate, instant swing of the opening "It's All My Imagination" -- which itself recalls Mercier Descloux's unfulfilled dream of wanting to bring her South African collaborators to Louisiana for a Cajun collaboration -- sets the tone for the album beautifully. From there, Mercier Descloux and company are off to the races, with the familiar, sweet tone of highlife guitar, the loping, energetic bass and beats, and the dramatic, beautiful backing vocals filling the mix in a hyperactive but never totally chaotic overdrive. Hearing Mercier Descloux's lovely voice sweetly moving through the words of "Abyssinia," the brilliantly titled "Dolby Sisters Saliva Brothers," and "Queen of Overdub Kisses" is just flat-out marvelous. "Mais où Sont Passées les Gazelles?," a French hit single, captures the overall blend in excelsis, but no less notable is the strutting beauty of "L'Eclipse," the pure boulevardier swing of "Les Dents de L'Amour," or "Wakwazulu Kwezizulu Rock," with a descending horn part in the chorus to die for. Perhaps only labelmate Kid Creole could have come up with something so unique as this at the time, so embracing and full of life.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/2/2006
  • Label: Ze Records France
  • EAN: 3760137350078
  • Catalog Number: 26

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lizzy Mercier Descloux Primary Artist, Vocals
Thomas Phale Saxophone
David Snell Harp
Henry Krein Accordion
Ross McFarlane Accordion, Track Performer
Domesani Organ
Richard 'Bugzie' Hadebe Guitar
Peter Mottico Background Vocals
Fats Mlangeni Drums
Steve Siewell Trumpet
Allian David Accordion
Desmond Malotana Organ
Hayward (Maichala) Mahlangu Percussion
Javas Magubane Saxophone
Ross Me Kein Background Vocals
The Tiyimeleni Youngs Sisters Background Vocals
Sammy Kiaas Guitar
Cassia Kidron Background Vocals
The Roadworkers Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Lizzy Mercier Descloux Composer
Obed Ngobeni Composer
Adam Kidron Producer, Audio Production
Michel Esteban Producer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer, Artwork, Reissue Producer, Cover Art, Reissue Selection
Charlus DelaSalle Remastering
John Galanakis Programming
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