Nouvelle Vague

Nouvelle Vague

2005-06-14

So, two producers, Marc Collins and Oliver Libaus, realized that no one had ever recorded Bossa Nova versions of the songs of Joy Division, The Dead Kennedys, Killing Joke, Sisters of Mercy, The Clash or any number of Post-Punk and New Wave artists.

See, "Nouvelle Vague" actually means "New Wave" in French and "Bossa Nova" in Portuguese. Crazy. So they managed to talk a group of young French female singers who had never actually heard the original versions songs into laying down vocals for them.

I guess we’ll try anything once.

Quick Links:

More reviews tagged #World

  • reviewed 03/2014

    SUENALO
    Keep It Groovin'

  • reviewed 10/2008

    CURUMIN
    - Japan Pop Show

  • reviewed 11/2015

    Ashley Monical
    Facing The Shadow

  • reviewed 04/2008

    THINK OF ONE
    Camping Shaabi

  • reviewed 01/2007

    KATCHAFIRE
    Slow-Burning

  • reviewed 03/2005

    Keren Ann
    Nolita

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.