mercoledì 7 novembre 2007

Baard - Life In A Goldfish Bowl (7'', 1982)

A cult-classic minimal synth killin 7'' from Sweden

Bard began his musical career in 1982 with the single "Life in a Goldfish Bowl" released under the name Baard, a synth-punk fusion project he had formed together with two female striptease dancers. He has since claimed that he spent the Baard years living as a male prostitute in Amsterdam. Bard later had some minor success as Barbie, which saw Bard in drag singing dance-oriented pop. After abandoning work on a second Barbie album, he formed Army Of Lovers with two of Barbie's entourage, Jean-Pierre Barda and La Camilla. Army Of Lovers had over 20 Pan-European hits, the biggest being "Crucified", "Obsession", and "Sexual Revolution", while their presence in the US and the UK was limited to repeated club chart successes. They released five studio albums, made over 20 music videos, and became phenomenally successful across Eastern Europe, before Bard disbanded the group in 1996. Army Of Lovers have later earned a widespread iconic status in the gay culture, often referred to as a perfect example of the postmodern take on the ideals of camp.

Following the demise of Army Of Lovers, Bard founded Vacuum, a symphonic synthpop project featuring Bard, Marina Schiptjenko (formerly of synthpop group Page), and newcomer Mattias Lindblom.


A1 Life In A Goldfish Bowl
B1 Savior For The Nations

Apollo Records APS 016
Later re-released by Genetic Music with catalogue number GEN 012

Thanks to Jo Risk for the ripping!

Downoload from Mass Mirror

4 commenti:

Anonimo ha detto...

I'm unable to download. Is the link good?

Admin ha detto...

Now is working :)

Anonimo ha detto...

Hello I can`t download this. File not found. Plese HELP!

dissociative anesthesia ha detto...

please fix link!
i cant find another rip anywhere else and im itchin to hear the Bside.
thank you