Wednesday, December 5, 2007

baustelle - la canzone del riformatorio

this song by italian group baustelle is the best song pulp never wrote in their best days, circa 1995. it comes from their first record "sussidiario illustrato della giovinezza" (2000) which is sadly out of print. in 2005/06, after releasing their third record and major label debut "la malavita" they became very successful in italy but remain largely unnoticed in the rest of the world. this album's first single, "la guerra è finita" you can sample here.

their singer and main songwriter, francesco bianconi, wrote italy's big summer hit of 2007: "bruci la città" by irene grandi - another shamefully unnoticed song elsewhere.

the new record by baustelle, titled "amen" is scheduled to be released in january 2008. it was recorded collaborating, among others, with soundtrack legend alessandro alessandroni and ethiopean jazz musician mulatu astatke - something to lookout for!

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