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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

MANO SOLO (ABO #328)

J'AURAIS VOULU... LE MEILLEUR DE
MANO SOLO

To say the news of the death of Mano Solo came as a shock certainly is an overstatement. All those who took interest in the man's music knew from the start about his condition. HIV-positive then ill with AIDS, this has been the life of Mano since the begining of his solo career and probably his founding battle and the basis on which he build his lyrical style. But, to sum Mano to his disease wouldn't be fair, the man had much more to offer than just pain and misery. His passion for life, his sensitivity, his ability to voice out the life of simple people were some of the artist's strong points.
His music displayed a clever mix of classic chanson (think Léo Ferré, Jacques Brel, etc.), world music (Tango, Latino, African, Gypsy) and alternative rock (he started his career as part of French alternative rock band The Chihuahuas) merging it all in something quite unique and tasty.
Son of left-wing cartoonist Cabu and ecological activist Isabelle Monin, Mano Solo was a free-minded man, a maverick in the French chanson scene who chose in 2006 to stray away from the big business and do his thing on his own thus returning to the values of his alternative rock debut.
For all these reasons and more, Mano will be dearly missed and probably never replaced. He died last Sunday, he was 46. R.I.P.
NOTE: This compilation is just a short introduction to Mano Solo's art. All his albums, except maybe 2004's Les Animals, are worth checking and can be ordered on Mano's website
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My MANO SOLO Top 3
1 - La Marmaille Nue (1993)
2 - Dehors (2000)
3 - Je Sais Pas Trop (1997)
3 - In the Garden (2007)


My MANO SOLO Bottom 3
1 - Les Animals (2004)
2 - Internationale Sha La La (1999)
3 - Frères Misère (1996)

RIYL:
Les Têtes Raides, Thomas Fersen, La Tordue

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this best of !
Much appreciated, will help to discover this artist that just died.

Derek

Anonymous said...

Thanks

Anonymous said...

il me semble que le titre que tu appelles "je me suis fait mal" est "je me suis fait du mal"
altos

Anonymous said...

дякую!

tarik said...

Дуже дякую!

Anonymous said...

Les Gitans isn't in your Best Of ! How is this possible?
It's his best song !

S.F.P. said...

Something I obviously not agree on otherwise it would have been featured on this compilation.
I guess it's all a matter of taste and, anyway, as this compilation's goal is to be an introduction to the work of the dearly missed Mano Solo, I don't think it's really a problem that the song you love the most is missing.