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11 Aug 2017

Franz Auffray ‎ “Original Popcorn"1969 France Psych Funk Rock


Franz Auffray ‎ “Original Popcorn"1969 France ultra rare Psych Funk Rock

Featuring – Cruciferius, Carl Heinz Schaeffer*, Sam Choueka
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Cruciferius."Original Pop Corn.Salted Pop Corn”

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Digitally remastered edition of this 1969 album. Within the series of great hit albums springing from the hot bed of '60s Pop, Original Popcorn stands out as an unsurpassable model in the genre. An explosive record, fruit of the overactive minds of the maddest of French musicians. In which we find members of cult group Cruciferius, the Franco-Moroccan soul singer Vigon (un-credited), plus the gifted arranger Carl Heinz Schaeffer (author of the famous score Les Gants Blancs du Diable) However, the roots and true leadership of the project comes from two music lovers: Sam Choueka (who later in the '80s would become a TV presenter under the Chico d'Agneau alias) and Franz Auffray, DJ at the famous Club Psychadelic on the Riviera. The latter moved to Paris and joined Barclay, founding and developing the EGG sub-label, void of any sales pressure and entirely dedicated to soul, funk and psychedelic music. Also available on LP...............

Within the series of great hit albums springing from the hot bed of sixties pop, Original Pop Corn stands out as an unsurpassable model in the genre. An explosive record, fruit of the overactive minds of the maddest of French musicians. In which we find members of cult group Cruciférius, the Franco-Moroccan soul singer Vigon (un-credited), plus the gifted arranger Karl-Heinz-Schafer (author of the famous score ‘Les Gants Blancs du Diable’, also reissued by Vadim.)

However, the roots and true leadership of the project comes from two music lovers: guitarist Sam Choueka (who later in the 80s would become a TV presenter under the Chico d’Agneau alias) and Franz Auffray, nephew of Hughes Auffray and DJ at the famous Club Psychadelic on the Riviera. The latter moved to Paris and joined Barclay, founding and developing the EGG sub-label, void of any sales pressure and entirely dedicated to soul, funk and psychedelic music. Joined by his friend Sam, in 1969 he launched Original Pop Corn with the aim of creating a new dance style to rival the twist and the jerk. Whether serious, or not, their initial venture soon evolved into a liberating and unbridled experiment at the service of a wild and primitive groove.

Using the studio as an instrument in its own right, they gave birth to a mutant jam track rolling out in 7 different versions/variations, and so prefiguring the remixing technique ahead of its time. Stuffed with effects from a whole bunch of genres (delay, back-masking, electro) and doped with magical filters (the phaser on pre-techno tracks Sweet Pop Corn Part 1 & 2) Original Pop Corn takes the form of a brutal funk earthquake, hit with psychedelic currents that defy all forms of classification. Known and actively sought out by Beat diggers, Mod DJs and adventurous music fanatics alike, this gem remains one of the holy grails of rare European groove and pop culture.

An uncontrollable musical UFO produced by the wild, for the wild, and finally wildly hallucinogenic....Light in the Atttic Reords..



 this incredible record, one of the cultest for the Frenchattack crew! Franz Auffray, with the help of prog band CRUCIFERIUS and soul singer VIGON, delivers a mind blowing psychedelic soul pop extravaganza, full of endless phasing breaks, slashing organ solos and massive groovy bassline. Needless to quote what's good here, the whole LP is a killer, and was already edited or playlisted by rare groove moguls such as CUT CHEMIST. Rare French press on Franz Auffray's own label EGG.................

Orignal german pressing on Barclay of this famous French Marocan 60's R'n'B/Soul singer Vigon under pseudonym backed by legendary psych/groove band "Cruciferus" ! Recorded in one night, Original PopCorn is a monster psych funk Lp with repetitive gimmick made around "eating popcorn"! Several minutes of banging solo drums, very hypnotic, transe like funk drum & bass,crazy psych phasing effects. For all beatheads and groovy psycho freaks !...Diggers  Digest.....

Rare funk/jazz/rock set with a hard groove (and some mental vocals) on most of the tracks. The big standout tune is the 11 min+ headtrip "Son of popcorn" - a special funky jazz jam that builds and breaks and builds again. Reissue from 2002................

Tracklist
A1 Popcorn Popcorn Hey Hey Eat Some Popcorn Every Day 3:53
A2 The Popcorn (Hey Na Na Na) 5:10
A3 Popcorn Popcorn 6:07
B1 Sweet Popcorn Part I 3:18
B2 Salted Popcorn 3:05
B3 Sweet Popcorn Part II 3:24
B4 Son Of Popcorn The First (The Original) 11:55 

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