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Song of the Day (The Chain): Stereolab – Miss Modular

Day 10. I’m kind of hoping that you’re scratching your heads & wondering what the link between Pull The Wires From The Wall by The Delgados & Miss Modular by Stereolab is. This one is a bit more obscure than the previous links.

Basically, throughout his career as a radio DJ, John Peel compiled an annual best of the year list which he called his Festive Fifty. These lists have their own cult following online & fans back in the day would tape Festive Fifty rundowns straight from the radio, the tapes becoming treasured cultural artefacts in a manner it’s difficult to explain here in 2020.

Pull The Wires From The Wall by The Delgados was number 27 in John Peels 1997 Festive Fifty. One space higher, at number 26, was Miss Modular by Stereolab. So from dreamy, quirky Alternative Rock we go to the sunny Synth Pop melodies of Stereolab’s Miss Modular.

Sur la boite cartonnee un trompe-l’oeil
Avoue volontiers qu’il est trompe-l’oeil.
Sur la boite cartonnee un trompe-l’oeil
Avoue volontiers qu’il est trompe-l’oeil,

Donne l’idee do jeu et do mystere,
Un spectacle intime donne l’idee do jeu et de l’humour,
Spectacle qui rime, qui suscite dans les yeux un eclair,
Une decouverte, une idee qui peut jouer des tours,
Une muse, certes, donne l’idee do jeu et do mystere,
Un spectacle intime.

Sur la boite cartonnee un trompe-l’oeil
Avoue volontiers qu’il est trompe-l’oeil.
Sur la boite cartonnee un trompe-l’oeil
Avoue volontiers qu’il est trompe-l’oeil.

Miss Modular

On the cased box a trompe l’oeil
Confesses willingly that it is trompe l’oeil.
On the cased box a trompe l’oeil
Confesses willingly that it is trompe l’oeil,Gives the idea of the game and the mystery,
An intimate spectacle gives the idea of the game and the humor,
Spectacle that rhymes, that arouses on the eyes a flash,
A discovery, an idea that can play tricks,
A muse, admittedly, gives the idea of the game and the mystery,
An intimate spectacle.On the cased box a trompe l’oeil
Confesses willingly that it is trompe l’oeil.
On the cased box a trompe l’oeil
Confesses willingly that it is trompe l’oeil.

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