When I set out to find Taxi Girl albums, I found to my surprise that there were NO torrents of them available. I wound up searching through various obscure blogs for annoying file hosting site downloads. These are the fruits of my labors, conveniently compiled as one torrent. It's not a complete collection, but it's a good one, as complete as anything you'll find at the moment. Only the mini-albums "84-86" and "Quelqu'un comme toi" are missing. The latter was vinyl-only and will likely prove difficult to find, but if I acquire either, I will upload them seperately later.
1979 - Quelque part dans Paris [Live 24-04-79]
1980 - Cherchez le garçon
1982 - Seppuku
1989 - Suite et fin ?
All files are properly tagged and include album artwork. Almost all files are 192kbps MP3s. "Suite et fin ?" is slightly higher and VBR, and one odd track on "Quelque part dans Paris" is 160kpbs. Sorry, I prefer 320 mp3 or lossless myself but this is the best I could find. If anyone owns copies of these, FLAC rips would be amazing!
I don't usually upload... this is my first torrent, in fact. My internet connection just isn't ideal for it. So, I'll seed this as long as I can to get it started, but I hope those of you with better connections can share the burden thereafter.
Thanks, and happy listening!
For the curious, here's the band's bio, taken from Allmusic:
"Taxi Girl was formed in Paris in the late '70s around Daniel Darc (vocals), Mirwais (guitar), Laurent Sinclair (keyboards), Stéphane Erard (bass), and Pierre Wolfsohn (drums). The band played directly alongside such legendary acts as Marquis de Sade in the French '80s cult bands club. Mainly influenced by literature and American pop music, the band came up with a Mishima meets the Stooges meets Kraftwerk meets Jim Morrison formula, becoming famous thanks to a couple of handful of singles ("Mannequin," "Cherchez le Garçon," "Paris," "Aussi Belle Qu'une Balle") and shocking live sets. Their manager, Alexis, built a whole legend around Darc and his crew, especially after Darc cut his own wrists on-stage when opening for Talking Heads. Their first album, Seppuku, produced by the Stranglers' Jean-Jacques Burnel and recorded with the help of drummer Jet Black (also of the Stranglers) showcased a fully grown romantic new wave band at the height of their powers. But drummer Pierre Wolfsohn's death by drug overdose precipitated the band's end, though the Darc-Mirwais core kept on recording a handful of singles and mini-LPs before both going solo. Darc had a slowly but amazingly growing career, and Mirwais when on successfully in the production field to the point where he got to produce Madonna albums in the 2000s. His newfound popularity, coupled to his Production album and Darc's acclaimed Crève Coeur, contributed to the increasing amount of bands claiming their influence in the mid-2000s new wave/post-punk revival scene."