Chocolat Billy – “Mon Pere Est Ma Mere” – [Water Wing Records]
I don’t know much about Chocolat Billy–this album was released 10 years ago, and they are a French band, if the French lyrics and track titles are any indication. But what I do know is that this is completely awesome rock music. It sounds as fresh to me today as it must have sounded 10 years ago, and I am so proud of KFJC for bringing this into the library. It has rejuvenated me with its quick pace, amazing bass, drums, vibes, guitars, and vox. The songs seem like they’re done, but there’s more life left in the guitar or percussion, and they live on. Read the liner notes. Live.