Monsieur Leroc / Oh La La!
Album: Oh La La!   Collection:General
Artist:Monsieur Leroc   Added:Sep 2003
Label:Cornerstone R.A.S.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-01-12 Pull Date: 2004-03-15
Week Ending: Mar 14 Feb 29 Feb 22 Feb 15 Feb 8 Feb 1 Jan 25 Jan 18
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 08, 2010: panic@!#$%
Hawaii Bikini Inspector
4. Aug 02, 2008: The Twilight Zone
No Pork, Just Beats
2. Nov 10, 2010: panic!##!
No Pork, Just Beats
5. Mar 25, 2008: The Twilight Zone
The Hunt PT.2
3. Jan 18, 2009: The Twilight Zone
Don't You Like My Style?
6. Dec 18, 2007: Crosscurrents
Don't You Like My Style?

Album Review
Mandy Khoshnevisan
Reviewed 2004-01-07
Monsieur Leroc: Oh La La!
Down-and-dirty authentic-sounding funk, with a swirl of hip-hop. Horns and nasty bass and wow-wow organ and flute, etc., with some hip-hop scratching and electronic glitching and sampling. Kinda like funk songs about the sketchy funk clientele—totally tongue-in-cheek clever lyrics and subjects. Melodies have a strange edge, sometimes, going just slightly astray from the expected. Vocals are falsetto, plus sometimes a guy with a greasy voice who does quasi-rapping/singing that half the time doesn’t rhyme. (the whole album reminds me of that Beck song, Deborah.) Hilarious and over the top, fun to listen to.

1. (3:11) midtempo funk groove. Hawaiian Bikini Inspector. Need I say more?
*2. (4:49) slower, some scratching, male falsettos and female sass, soulful song about a guy defending his slob lifestyle. Flute solos. Funny!
3. (5:19) groovy midtempo beats, plus scratches, organ, samples of big band horns, and synth, with vocals and yeah yeahs.
4. (3:33) more acousticy funk—slinky song of pursuit “wanna get ya home soon” funny!
*5. (2:23) “Hot Carl”—the laid-back theme song for a big lazy sleazy guy, complete with labored grunts that mean “dancing” HA!
6. (4:29) groovy and laid-back—the makeout song. Vibes, shimmery synth, organ, wow-wow guitar, piano. Still strong beats.
7. (3:36) scratchy, bass, sampled instruments and voices; a non-rhyming singsong rap
8. (0:53) bumpin’ interlude with piano and vocals in German
9. (3:43) complex beats, retro jazz samples: horns, piano, and snippets of female song and speech.
10. (2:51) twangy walkin’ tempo, with oooh’s samples of vocals (sounds like “cowboy” setting on keyboard stock rhythms), instrumental
*11. (4:41) laidback beats, shimmery synth chords, flute solos, rainy song, more greasy song-rap
12. (4:20) funky groove, wow-wow guitar, piano, some mmmm-hmm’s. vocals in the form of isolated samples. (some speech in Arabic?)
*13. (1:18) superfunky, bass and scratches, flute soloing
*14. (2:46) vocals in French, horns, deep bass, with male and female “onhh-honhh-honnh” “French” giggling (the chorus means: dirty enough for me, too dirty for you)
15. (2:50) slower, laid back, slinky, vibes, horns, beats, synths—a “slow dance”
16. (5:31) funky hip-hop, with scratching, electro buzzing, organ, dominated by lassitude rap
--Reviewed by mandy (la chanteuse)

Track Listing
1. Hawaii Bikini Inspector   9. Swing Time Machine
2. Don't You Like My Style?   10. Ou Yah, Keef Mar Ine?
3. No Pork, Just Beats   11. Kabuki Bukkake
4. The Hunt PT.2   12. Mmhm...
5. The Hot Carl   13. The Hunt PT.1
6. Let the Vibes Do the Talkin'   14. Mon Dieu, Les Banlieues
7. Have You Got Soul?   15. Gewichte Am Sack
8. Mir Is Heiss   16. Roulez Relax