On this page you can download two watoo watoo records: Un peu de moi, our 1st ep (released in November 1997) and Curiosités?, our 1st lp, released in early 2000.
The Cds were
released by Blackbean & Placenta and they are now sold out.
We decided to put them on the web, so that everyone can listen
to the songs & hopefully enjoy them. Un Peu de Moi is encoded as
mp3, 128 Kbps, which means not too bad quality. Curiosités is encoded at 145 Kbps (variable), it's better. To save the
songs on your hard-disk, you may have to right click & select
"save as." Note: these songs are free, but it would
be nice to
if you download them. We
have more Watoo
Watoo mp3 to download. They're more recent, &, in my
opinion, quite better.
Curiosités ? is a compilation of covers, rare recordings & other strange things. Some songs were
released before on some comps, some others not. I still like it, but I think we did much better since then.
First song I wrote & recorded! I did a noisy pop version in the summer 1993 but this version was recorded 3 years later, & it's more on the Young marble Giant minimalist side. & there's a real oboe, sunk in reverb because it was out of tune. The title sums up well the lyrics.
Pascale asked me to write her a jazz song but I did this one -sounds more like the Kinks or Blur, I guess. But we were happy with the results. It's quite autobiographical (for once) about me going back to the suburbs where I grew up (Sarcelles, 15km north of Paris).
I recorded an indiepop version of this song with Mumbly, my other band. I wanted the WW version to be different (ie, loungy/bossa). The lyrics & the guitar chords are the greatest tribute to Felt ever!
A Serge Gainsbourg / Jane Birkin cover. It's about a pervert calling a young girl at night & masturbating over the phone. The girl asks him to stop bugging her but he doesn't care. I did the male vocals!
I had fun making 2 short instrumental acid/techno tunes with Rebirth. Yet this still sounds pop, I think. The title is a reference to Felt & to the Damned.
Peu de Moi is the 1st Watoo Watoo record. It was released in November 1997. This was Watoo
Watoo playing an orthodox indiepop; songs were fast, jangly,
simple. We extensively used clean electric guitar sounds &
a Farfisa organ. The songs were recorded quickly & the sound was not very good. Watoo Watoo is now
different, the music can sometimes still be seen as indiepop, but we now
some jazz, chanson, bossa & electronics touches to our music.