Monday, July 12, 2010
Les Variations were one of the first big French bands to make waves in the States and in the international market. Their heavy style earned them a couple record deals in the States later in their career, but I really dig their early stuff off France's Pathe Records. Interestingly enough three of the four original members of the band are Moroccan Jews, so there is some Middle Eastern flavor within their sound. Here's their debut album Nador from '69 along with a couple of separate tracks "What's Happening..." and "I Was Down" which you can listen to below and download if you so choose.