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Label & Cat.Number: Crammed Discs CRAM 141
Release Year: 2009
Note: debut-album from 1977 by the legendary Brussel-based group around MARC HOLLANDER who were named LES TUERS DE LA LUNE DE MIEL at that time - a crazy mixture of many genres from Punk over Chanson to free Jazz!
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More Info"Released at last for the first time on CD, the debut album by The Honeymoon Killers caused quite a bit of commotion when it first came out in 1977, on Marc Moulin's ephemeral Kamikaze label. At that time, the band consisted of an assortment of miscreants, taxi drivers, cooks, professional gamblers and other musical delinquents who performed a massacre on all genres, from rockabilly and punk to marching band music, French chanson and free jazz.
This reissue includes previously-unreleased live versions of Jimi Hendrix's Machine Gun and Dick Annegarn's Bébé Eléphant.
In this early incarnation, Les Tueurs de la Lune de Miel turned into something of a legend in Brussels. Fronted by the late Yvon Vromman, they scoured the bars and concert halls of the Belgian capital, preceded by a well-deserved reputation of being notorious troublemakers. The outcome of their shows was always unpredictable (they were known to throw raw meat at their audience). They were arrogant, ferociously funny, and developed a rather personal type of art brut (see the original 1977 press release below).
In 1980, core Tueurs members Yvon, Jeanf Jones Jacob III & Gerald Fenerberg and core Aksak Maboul members (Crammed founder) Marc Hollander & Vincent Kenis (of Konono/Congotronics fame) recruited each other to revamp their respective bands. Joined by vocalist Véronique Vincent, they recorded the classic avant-pop album Les Tueurs de la Lune de Miel/The Honeymoon Killers, which earned them the privilege (then rare for an act singing in French) of becoming the darlings of the music press all around Europe, where they toured extensively before disbanding in 1985. Honeymoon Killers leader & songwriter Yvon Vromman passed away in 1989."
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