Natural Q (自然捲) – C’est La Vie / 魚罐頭 / 30 years old hereafter

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自然捲 - C'est La Vie

Semaine du 26 août 2008 / Week of August 26th, 2008

Cette chronique hebdomadaire sur la musique indépendante chinoise est diffusée à Radio Centre-Ville (102.3FM), les mardis entre 22h30 et 23h30. L’émission complète est disponible sur ce fichier MP3, à partir du lendemain de l’émission.

This weekly segment on independent Chinese music is broadcasted every Tuesday between 10:30PM and 11:30PM on Radio Centre-Ville (102.3FM). The full-length show is available at this MP3 file, starting from the day following the show.


1. C’est La Vie
2. 魚罐頭 (canned fish)
3. 30 years old hereafter (live_acoustic)

My friend Jen recently left Montreal and gave me her copy of Natural Q‘s first album “C’est La Vie” that she used to own. It was a big indie hit in Taiwan and Chinese-speaking territories, and is, as it should, out of print. It was the first release by A Good Day Records, now a prominent independent label in Taiwan.

I failed to mention it when I recorded the segment last week, but Natural Q actually released a new album last month.

Natural Q as it was known in 2004 (or 2003, when it started) no longer existed after 2006, when female vocalist Waa and Chico split, with Chico keeping custody of the band’s name, and periodically releasing stuff afterwards. The third song (optional, depending on whether Goo Por Yvonne can fit it all) comes from such album, just called “Recycles”, and from Natural Q’s “solo” period.

I don’t know why they split, anyhow. So enlighten me, if you do know all the gossip.

(Song 魚罐頭, or “canned fish”, is the first song in Natural Q’s still-together second album, C’est La Vie 2.)

1 thought on “Natural Q (自然捲) – C’est La Vie / 魚罐頭 / 30 years old hereafter”

  1. i think it was something along the lines of Waa injuring her voice and that she wanted to pursue her career in hong kong.

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