THE PLACE I LOVE (FRENCH BOUTIK & POPINCOURT CHANTENT THE JAM)
boutik produce a psyche pop hymn with church bells ringing in a misty cowboy/film-noir-filled dream, while Popincourt’s take on ‘Tonight at Noon’ also has a dreamy feel with a more relaxed pace than the original.
both outfits are huge Jam fans and were thrilled to be asked to participate in the latest ‘Specialized’ compilation cd in honour of the group. Since 2012, the Specialized Project has released six highly acclaimed tribute albums featuring international groups covering The Specials, The Beat, Madness, The Clash & Bob Marley), all to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust. French Boutik chose “The Place I Love”, from The Jam’s 1978 “All Mod Cons album”, with Popincourt opting for “Tonight at Noon” from the previous year’s “This is the Modern World.” both managed to come up with their own personalised takes.