Raunchy French TV, Mississippi & Le Bloody Nerve
Updated 28 May 2016
|Posters advertising Maison Close. It’s about the girl on the left who’s trapped in a Paris brothel|
|Mississippi became the Little River Band|
In one episode my ears pricked up and I recognised the track instantly, even though I hadn’t heard it for 40 years. It was a rare media outing for ‘Kings of the World’, a song by a melodic Aussie band called Mississippi, whose promotion I worked on in Melbourne, Australia, back in 1973. They later reformed as the Little River Band and made it huge in America. It’s not the blues or rock usually found on these pages, but if you fancy a listen to this rare piece of nostalgia, here’s the clip.
What are they doing on French television, on the soundtrack of a French TV series? Talk about lightening striking twice. Not that ‘Find Your Love’ is blues rock, it’s a ballad in the fashion of the start of ‘Stairway To Heaven’ but instead of Planty crooning about hedgerows, you’ve got Laurie Ann Layne’s throaty purity singing about going down to Georgia.
|The Bloody Nerve get their clothes off – in the spirit of Maison Close|
Not only is it a great track and The Bloody Nerve’s single off their album ‘Taste’, it works well on moody French television. But don’t just take my word for it. Take a listen on the link below. It’s the last track.
|The Bloody Nerve, this time with their clothes on|
To refresh your memory on Taste, or to introduce you to The Bloody Nerve if you don’t already know them, here’s a link to my post on their album: