My record collection
#006: Angel Corpus Christi with Dean Wareham - Je t'aime / I Wanna Boogie With You (7")
Angel Corpus Christi and Dean Wareham cover Serge Gainsbourg and Lou Reed - what could be more perfect?
I did declare in the introduction to this series that I was being selective about what from my AHFoW collection would be included, but deciding what to include and what to leave out was becoming far too difficult - for instance, there was no way I’d be leaving out this absolute gem… but why include this and not, for example, Dean guesting on Ivy’s Apartment Life, or Damon & Naomi’s contributions to the Pearls Before Swine Constructive Melancholy compilation. So… everything is going in. Or at least everything that I know of! So my spreadsheet now has 347 rows and weekly posts would take me well into 2029! So… I’m trying to post more frequently!
So, back to Je t’aime / I Wanna Boogie With You … I didn’t buy this at the time of release (1997), but had an mp3 that Angel had put on her “official, unauthorized website”. I then got it on CD when it was released on ACC’s Louis Louis LP.
I eventually picked this picked this up for a tenner on Discogs in 2016, except annoyingly, without the postcard - it was described in the listing as…
Unplayed vgc pink vinyl in pvc sleeve. No postcard. No sticker. Unplayed one off. From pressing plant at time - Hence no packaging. Low price for rare 7”.
I’m not sure a tenner was a low price for a rare 7” (Discogs says the average is £9) but it was the only copy at the time that was shipping from the UK and so had reasonable postage costs. And I so wanted a copy.
The track was also released on a Munster 7” which I don’t own… yet!
The flip has Angel covering Suicide’s Cheree, with Alan Vega, and The Beach Boys’ Surfer Girl.
Angel can still be found around these parts… ACC website, ACC Instagram, ACC Bandcamp
- Catalogue Number: AHFOW 11/0067
- Artist: Angel Corpus Christi with Dean Wareham
- Title: Je t’aime / I Wanna Boogie With You
- Notes: Pink vinyl, no postcard
- Packaging: PVC sleeve
- Format: 7”
- Bought from Discogs for £10 + postage