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STALAG- Secrets, c/w Date Limité de Vente 7″ (BX 05, France, 1981)

stalag_back.jpgstalag_front.jpgThis is a repost from August 2006. Song added and everything newly ripped due to imminent greatness and the many new visitors of this blog. In the meantime, an official reissue is in the works – learn more about it here. And finally, Thierry, the ex-singer of STALAG is a well respected writer today – find out more about his work here.

STALAG was a short lived band from France who, as far as I know, only released this 7″ in their lifetime. It’s a pity really, because what we have here is nothing short of musical greatness. Whereas “Date limité de vente” has a bit more punkyness to it and is a catchy punker, “Secrets” for me is the winner here. It’s one helluva heartwarming, charming, melancholic and unspectacularly spectular tune that ranks up very high in my list of immortal hits. I remember how my girlfriend J. & I used to sit in front of my stereo, playing “Secrets” and just being mesmerized by it (the song, not the stereo even though that’s a nice thing too).
You won’t find much more glory pressed onto black polyvinylchlorid!

There’s an offical STALAG website made by the ex-singer who looks like he’s had many a bottle and a fag in his life. Go there . You will also find a few mp3 files there, and even “Secrets” is downloadable there but honestly, my rip is a bit better qualitywise.

Secrets.mp3
Date limite de vente.mp3

13 Comments

  1. Peter - KBDRecords

    This is right my ally! I love the mix on the post you’re doing here mannn :D.

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    Posted on 02-Aug-06 at 03:07 | Permalink
  2. Anonymous

    Merci, Stevie ! Ton commentaire m’est allé droit au coeur !
    Thierry Tuborg, ex-chanteur de Stalag

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    Posted on 03-Aug-06 at 04:44 | Permalink
  3. E.

    Salut Thierry – je ne sais pas à qui tu referres avec “Stevie”, mais je pense que c’était mon commentaire qui t’a plaît. Merci à toi pour cette musique et j’éspère bien que mon usage de STALAG ne te dérrange pas!

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    Posted on 03-Aug-06 at 05:34 | Permalink
  4. Anonymous

    Hey, j’ai juste reçu un mail bizarre d’un certain stevie qui me signalait le site, j’ai cru que c’était l’auteur. Merde, j’ai parlé de ton site sur le mien en te nommant Stevie !!! je vais rectifier, mais quel est ton nom ??? Et où es-tu ? Vas voir ce que j’écris à propos de ta chronique (http://thierry-tuborg.nfrance.com, page journal perso) et dis-moi ce que je dois rectifier. Ca ne me dérange aucunement que tu insères de la zique de Stalag, ton commentaire m’est allé droit au coeur. Réponds-moi par mon e-mail (tu le trouveras sur mon site).
    Encore bravo. Thierry Tuborg

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    Posted on 03-Aug-06 at 08:59 | Permalink
  5. E.

    dears connaisseurs, here are the lyrics for “Secrets”. they are as moving as the song:

    On t’a fait croire à des conneries, on a voulu te faire envie
    On s’est débarrassé de toi, mais les mensonges tu les a là
    Mais les mensonges, toi, tu peux pas savoir ce que c’est
    Toi tu arrives, toi, tu sait pas qu’ça peut exister

    On t’a fait dire des conneries, on t’a fait dire que t’avais compris
    Ils n’ont même pas remarqué, que t’étais en train de pleurer
    Oui mais pleurer, toi, tu peux pas savoir ce que c’est
    Toi tu arrives, toi, tu sait pas qu’ça peut exister
    Alors écoute, mon métier c’est de te venger
    Alors appelle, mon métier c’est de t’écouter

    Ne laisse pas les garçons t’acheter, ne laisse pas les autres te briser
    Surtout ne te cache pas, ces gens n’attendent que ça

    Tu ne veux pas me faire confiance, tu préfères garder tes distances
    Tu peux pas savoir ce que c’est pour moi de vouloir dire la vérité
    Je veux seulement, moi, me cacher parmi tes jouets
    T’écouter parler, découvrir tes plus grands secrets
    Je veux seulement, moi, me cacher parmi tes poupées
    Te déshabiller, découvrir tes plus grands secrets
    Je veux seulement, moi…
    Je veux seulement, moi, découvrir tes plus grands… Secrets…

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    Posted on 03-Aug-06 at 10:55 | Permalink
  6. olalabienonverra

    salut, i’ve comed here by the link of thierry. merci beacoup pour ce morceau ici! c’est vraiment génial!!

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    Posted on 05-Aug-06 at 11:12 | Permalink
  7. chantal

    i love this song SECRETS. thank you!

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    Posted on 17-Sep-07 at 10:50 | Permalink
  8. Gifford

    “Secrets” is a fantastic song. I am actually obsessed with it right now. I understand what you and your girlfriend were experiencing. Thanks.

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    Posted on 18-Sep-07 at 21:18 | Permalink
  9. Selavy

    Salut Thierry, le monde est petit, petit, petit…

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    Posted on 18-Sep-07 at 22:03 | Permalink
  10. Wow. “Secrets” reminds me a good bit of the poppier LA club stuff from the 70s, but it’s so much better. I’ll have to get those lyrics translated into English. Awesome record, thanks!

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    Posted on 19-Sep-07 at 19:10 | Permalink
  11. Vincent Tungstène

    it’s a great pleasure for me reading your comment as I composed this tune one night in my room round 1981 !
    You’ve exactly picked what I wanted to tell in this tune, a creepy emotion that you definied very well.
    It’s strange knowing a couple of lovers listen to that today !

    Tungstène guitarist of Stalag

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    Posted on 22-Sep-07 at 10:42 | Permalink
  12. Admin

    Salut Vincent et merci beaucoup pour faire un commentaire! The scene of my girlfriend and I listening to “Secrets” is in fact ca. 10 years or more old, but anyway, when I play the song today, I still got that creepy feeling from it. You created a true hit with this song, hats off to you and thanks!

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    Posted on 22-Sep-07 at 10:46 | Permalink
  13. Salut Erich. The Stalag LP is out and available via our website (www.memoireneuve.fr). Thanks for the support !
    Regis

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    Posted on 16-Oct-07 at 01:10 | Permalink

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