Act – Ping Pong/Black Dove 7″


Can’t remember how I stumble upon Acts marvelous Ping Pong a couple of months ago but as soon as I heard it I tried to track down a copy of the 7inch. I’ve been obsessed by the song ever since and just proves that I’m a true post punker deep inside. The sound is absolutely great too! I know it’s easier to achieve this if you keep your sound clean. So Ping Pong leaved me curious about the flip. Oh shit! That’s not my cup of diaper at all. Dreadful 80s sound on the drums and a song that just stinks. Oh well Ping Pong makes up for it.

Any french speaking here that can let us none froggers know what they sing about in Ping Pong? Ping Pong? Table tennis?

Country: France
Year: 1983
Label: ACT
Format: 7″
Ping Pong.mp3
Black Dove.mp3

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6 Responses to Act – Ping Pong/Black Dove 7″

  1. Martin says:

    Wow, the stick about 45 seconds in is a brilliant move! Clean guitar sound and the third chord is so very wrong (in a traditional way I might add). I’d say that stick made them heros in my ears today. Cool thing!

  2. I am cleaned by the void
    I don’t have a valid circuit anymore
    What is the referee doing up there?

    Oh please switchboard operator
    Oh pass me God the Father
    Or plug me in with his son

    Death on our trail, snaffle to our teeth
    I don’t know what I’m waiting for
    Near a technical K.O
    My life is a ring, a circus


    Who is the elevator driver?
    It’s only a matter of time

  3. rob says:

    This was the second track on the recent French synth comp, “BIPP” and the standout track from the first side. I know everyone that was all of a sudden deep into the french “…”wave after this comp had this single on their wantlist.

  4. zach says:

    this is godawful. thanks for the listen.

  5. WildDevilMan says:

    PingPong is brilliant, the flip is a waste of time.
    I wonder why a few records have this combination.

  6. Fab says:

    Hi, yes ping pong is table tennis you’re right we say aslo “Tennis de table”

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