By Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe
Yé-Yé pop had secondary explosions within the Nineteen Seventies and Nineties in Japan and Europe during the likes of Lio (who offers this book’s foreword), and within the usa via singers like April March, whose Yé-Yé quantity “Chick behavior” used to be heard within the Quentin Tarantino movie demise Proof.
Interest in Yé-Yé revived back lately in the course of the 5th season of the mega-popular tv sequence Mad males, whilst Don Draper’s younger, horny spouse sang the Yé-Yé quantity “Zou Bisou Bisou,” initially made recognized within the Sixties via blonde actress Gillian Hills.
The most renowned Yé-Yé practitioners contain the glamorous Sylvie Vartan (married to rock megastar Johnny Hallyday), French lolita France Gall, appealing actresses Brigitte Bardot and Chantal Goya, and the statuesque Françoise Hardy.
This assortment by means of French pop tune professional Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe comprises many interviews with the unique singers and manufacturers, visible excerpts of checklist covers, either 45s and LPs, and memorable excerpts from a children’s fan diary of the period.
Yé-Yé capacity “Yeah Yeah” and lots of tune fanatics are prepared for an immersion during this cherished yet little-known genre.
“This lavishly illustrated compendium is sort of a passport to a different time and place…a window into an period during which you can still activate the television & see Bridget Bardot making a song approximately Harley Davidson bikes whereas donning thigh-high boots and a black leather-based mini-skirt. This booklet might be the Bible of Yé-Yé .”