Cover of the first Placebo album
Francophone Belgian producer Marc Moulin (1942 – 2008) died last Friday. He was 66.
His mid-eighties work with Telex is still influential to the electroclash scene; the track, “Moscow Diskow“, was a staple for DJs Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy on the dance floors of late 1980s Chicago clubs that were instrumental in the development of Chicago house music, and house music as such. What is to be appreciated is that Telex had a great sense of humor – for example – one of their compositions was called “Temporary Chicken.”
Just the other day, in my hometown record store, my brother overheard Quiet Village member Joel Martin ask: “Did you find me any Placebo yet?”. Placebo’s records (three were released between 1971 and 1974) are highly collectable and priced about €125 each when I last inquired.