On this beautiful summer day on August 17th 1977, no one could have expected such a shocking news: The King Elvis Presley had died the day before from a heart attack at the age of 42.
Radio Geyster, a new-born radio station was one of the first medias to cover the news, thanks to John Clay, journalist for the station and a close friend of Elvis Presley.
Well, no need to go any further: Radio Geyster is back...but in 1977 !
After a first album I LOVE 1984 (which was already an album conceived like radio-show recorded in 1984) released in 2004 with Virgin, and 2 other albums EVERYTIME I SEE YOUR FACE (2007) and NO KIDDIN' (2009) released with Gaël Benyamin's own label SOMEKIND RECORDS, Geyster is back with a fourth studio album entitled RADIO GEYSTER 1977.
An album conceived just like a radio show with a DJ (DOCTOR JAM), some jingles, a news report from 1977, and of course a collection of songs deeply influenced by the 1970's sound.
For most people, Geyster is a one-shot hit maker with a song called BYE BYE SUPERMAN, which was heavily airplayed all over Europe back in 2003. But actually Geyster is the swedish blonde Pernilla Grönlund (singer), and the Parisian Gaël Benyamin (singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer) making music and albums together since 1999 when they first met in Los Angeles.
RADIO GEYSTER 1977 is a tribute to the so-called WESTCOAST music from the 70's.
WESTCOAST music is basically a mixture of pop-rock, jazz, funk & soul music genres combined with strong melodies, rich vocal harmonies, dominated by the Fender Rhodes electric piano, and an ultra-clean top-notch production. Initiated by artists such as STEELY DAN, THE EAGLES, PAGES, BILL LABOUNTY, Westcoast music was especially popular back in the late 70's and early 80's.
Well, 'nuff saif, tune to RADIO GEYSTER 103.9FM THE WESTCOAST RADIO and meet you under the hot Californian sun...