Working in telesales can confirm a lot of your ideas about what they general public are like. As well as being lazy, ill mannered and uninteresting, it’s also pretty obvious just how many of them hate the French. A look at any edition of the Daily Mail hints at it, but even the mention of those Gallic shores can lead most people over the pension age into a frothy-mouthed rant about their trustworthiness, and usually the quality of their cars. Whilst they drink from their Churchill memorial mugs and await the Royal Wedding, the rest of us can tuck into a more realistic vision of the country, through Paris’ Total Warr.
His recipe for making music is simply weird – seemingly taking the music from those weird, warped bits of 80’s hollywood movies as inspiration, a few samples and a few strums of guitar are thrown in and the result is invariably something wonderful. It’s heartfelt without any of the cliché or substandard lyrics, utilising samples and effects in the same manner a drunken pub DJ might and somehow managing to make it work. Maybe that’s the kind of Franco magic middle England are frightened of.