GRAND POPO FOOTBALL CLUB
Synth-pop, Tech House,Downtempo, Disco
Ariel Wizman and Nicolas Errera
"Nothing To Say In A House Song"
SHAMPOO VICTIMS (2002)
Vocals - The Sparks (tracks 06,10)/ Tammy Glover (Sparks drummer) (tracks 06,10)
Producer - Nicolas Errera
01 Each Finger Has An Attitude (3:21)
02 Get Yourself A Loukoum (4:43)
03 Les Hommes C'est Pas Des Mecs Bien (3:21)
04 Arab Skank (3:51)
05 La Poesie C'est Fini (3:56)
06 La Nuit Est La (3:49)
07 One More Song On The Market (4:15)
08 Slap Bass (5:56)
09 Nothing To Say In A House Song (3:23)
10 Yo Quiero Mas Dinero (3:38)
11 Les Dorifores (3:32)
12 Cosmic (7:21)
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"It doesn't take long to realise that Shampoo Victims by Grand Popo FC is a slightly bonkers proposition. The group--who are named after an imaginary football club in a real African town one of the producers spent some time in--have adorned the cover of their debut with some wacky cartoon artwork and added an obscure title that doesn't exactly create an image of seriousness or maturity. And yes, the LP is as "zany" inside as it looks on the outside. The duo, Ariel Wizman and Nicolas Errera, are big fans of monkeying about in the studio and concocting tunes they hope will get everyone a-grinning and a-bopping. The musical scope is broad, but the vocodered voices, springy basslines and quirky electronica elements are consistent throughout and are what give the LP an amusing and sometimes edgy feel. The effort of maintaining such a consistent level of "wackiness" can feel a little unbearable at times but for the most part, this is effortless good fun." --Paul Sullivan
"This album is fresh, funky, a touch weird and I love it! Some of the tracks are real upbeat electro-pop/dancy tunes that some how manage to make you turn it up full blast and dance about your bedroom giving it all you have got! Others are more relaxed and chilled but equally as good. If you like original electronica it may be your cup of tea"
"This album is worth the dosh if just for the Sparks collaborations on it. The other tracks are still worth a listen though."
"Sounds like an astonishing around the world electro-voyage, somewhere around 1985."
"I heard obne of the tracks "Men Are Not nice Guys" on a compilation album and just loved it- not that I'm anti men, but it just has such an addictive beat and is really quite fun! So- I bought the album and the rest is good too- the other song that stands out for me is "Yo Quiero Mas Diniero" (may not be spelt right there- apolgies if not!). So if you like a bit of a gentle bop, but also stuff that isn't too mainstream then I'd certainly recommend this little gem!"
"This electro-pop duo are French and their sound is suitably sophisticated, but this song (which was their debut single in the UK in 2003) still manages to be catchy and fun, with great lyrics. There is plenty of female-fronted electro-pop music around at the moment but these songs are always popular, especially with me, so discovering a new band (although this song is taken from their 2000 album, fabulously titled Shampoo Victims, they are entirely new to me) who make this type of music with an emphasis on the pop is rather exciting. I'm not sure who the singer is as both the band members are male, despite one of them being called Ariel and having a fondness for pink cowboy boots. Those of you who know a bit about French TV may recognise him as the presenter of l'Appartement, which I believe is similar to Big Brother. I would specifically recommend this to fans of Annie and Bertine Zetlitz, but the chorus is almost Alcazar-esque, so really anyone with taste should like it!"
01 Salami Man (1997)
02 Each Finger Has An Attitude (De Cadix Remix)
03 Men Are Not Nice Guys
04 Men Are Not Nice Guys (goldrun remix)
05 Men Are Not Nice Guys (King Brain Remix)
06 Men Are Not Nice Guys (Away Team Remix)
07 Men Are Not Nice Guys (Grand Popo Extended Mix)
08 Kahimi Karie - Sleep Walking (Remixed by Grand Popo Football Club)(2000)
09 Grand Popo Football Club - My Territory (Krunk Remix)
10 Grand Popo Football Club - Smashing Machine
11 Rubin Steiner - On The Microphone (Remixed By Grand Popo Football Club) (1999)
12 Men Are Not Nice Guys (UK Version)
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Grand Popo Football Club are a French electronic music group of Nicolas Errera and Ariel Wizman, best known for their 2001 hit song "Men Are Not Nice Guys" and to a lesser extent their underground dance hit "Each Finger Has An Attitude". They also released an album entitled Shampoo Victims. The band name originated when Wizman went on a trip to Grand Popo, a village in the African nation of Benin (http://www.vcarious.com/Travel-Guide/Benin/GrandPopo.html and http://www.pbase.com/bmcmorrow/grandpopo&page=all and http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-city/Benin/Grand%20Popo/tpod.html, and "we said to ourselves that there had to be a football club in this town, and that if not, we'd have to do something about it, urgently"
Grand Popo Football Club is a French band.Ariel Wizman is known as an extroverted tv anchorman. He performed electronic in clubs and on Radio Nova.Nicolas Erra was 5 years old when he played piano for the first time. He’s also a movie actor.Grand Popo is a benin’s village that Ariel Wizman have visited.
was born in Paris. He studied piano at Normale Superior School of Musique of Paris. He studied Electronic compositions with the GRM class in the National Superior Conservatory of Paris. First Price of Soundtrack Class in Normale Superior School of Music.He has composed over 20 soundtracks for french movies.He has composed music for Videos Art.He has founded Grand Popo Football Club with Ariel Wizman and ROUGE ROUGE with Jean Croc. He has a radioshow with Jean Croc every sunday at 7pm on RADIO NOVA. "LE PUDDING"
is a French musician and journalist born in Morocco in 1962. His family, as many Sephardim North-African families, left Morocco after Six-Day War and settled in France in Paris,where he met the philosopher Emmanuel Lévinas and thanks to him, he attempted the École normale israélite orientale.
Wizman has worked for "Actuel", "Vogue Homme" and "20 ans" and produced several programs for France culture and also appeared in some tv programmes and films. He's a popular DJ currently.
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