JEAN-PIERRE MASSIERA w/ BERNARD TORELLI – “TURN RADIO ON” (1976)
JP Massiera was France’s answer to Giorgio Moroder, misbirth only with a much more bent psychedelic, herpes proggy sound. This performer/producer was one of his country’s most prolific recordmakers, whose myriad projects had outlandish names like Chico Magnetic Band, The Strange Mr. Whinster and Human Egg. One of the man’s greatest strengths was that he knew how to play the entire recording studio as an instrument; his genius is evident in the mountain of effects, and the wide range of instruments he employed.
This album is an early disco affair with heavy rock touches, and sounds very much like all those great Euro library records from the period. Plus, take a look at that undeniably monstrous album cover!