A massive favorite of mine, even if I can’t put my finger on why I like it so much. Both songs are sort of slow, or medium paced at best. The vocals are pretty emotional and sounds a bit sad (despite I have no idea of what he sings about) but I’m sure they’re great as the singer later on became a writer under the hilarious monkier Thierry Tuborg. But the songs are melodic and catchy and they just keep on growing on me, and despite I’ve been playing this 7″ for close to 10 years now it still makes me as happy.
The band made lots of recordings, and there are at least 4 full compilations of their recordings, both live and from the studio, but unfortunately this was their only release during their existance. I’d recomend that you pick up one of the comps with their studio material as the band obviously knew what they were doing and had a very clear idea on how to write good songs.
The sleeve one this one is amazing by the way! And they recorded in Isis’ studio long before the rest of the western world found out about all their cool activities, as cheap studio time, flag waving, terrorism and bombing of things in general.
Label:Â Studio Isis
Date limite de vente.mp3
This band was from Bordeaux (France)
In the early 80’s , in this town ,all the bands had their names beginning by the phoneme
“ST” : STrychnine , the STilettos , the STandards and Stalag.
Cool, and weird! I had no idea bout that. Thanks a lot for the info.
Glad you liked it sweet heart. Now stop playing music and post more records!
Really I’m getting tired of waiting two months down the road
Second song is about being a consumption product (“i am a sell-by-date”) and it’s like “consume me before i am done”, first song is a love song about having secrets.
Thanks for the additional info Goupix. I wish I remembered any French from 3,5 years of studying, but it’s all completely gone I’m afraid.
First song is about a man falling in love with a little girl, talking to her while hiding amongst her dolls.
Here’s my poor attempt to translate it nine years ago :
Thank you for the interest about Stalag !… You can listen some more songs of Stalag there : https://soundcloud.com/thierry-tuborg/sets