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Cristina Monet was born into opulence and wealth, attending Harvard and London’s School of Drama, floating freely between flats in London, Paris and New York City. In 1978, while working at a theater critic for the Village Voice, she met her future husband and founder of Ze Records Michael Zelkha. Zelkha was itching to get into the NYC underground punk/disco scenes, so they recorded a single called “Disco Clone,” an incisive, if irritating satire of disco culture for which they enlisted the production talents of John Cale and hilariously corny vocal narration by actor Kevin Kline. Thankfully, the music improved by leaps and bounds by the time Cristina was recording her debut full-length Doll in the Box, but “Disco Clone” pretty much established Cristina’s modus operandi: sleek, downtown Studio 54 jams with Cristina’s haughty, detached, Brechtian vocal style; demonstrating her cool disillusionment with nightclubs full of “bored-looking bankers dancing with beautiful models.”

She released two albums: Cristina in 1980 (now rereleased as Doll in the box) and Sleep It Off in 1984.

Secondly Cristina is an artist from Romania playing R&B songs

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  • rememberlove-

    She's like...a more upbeat Lana del Rey, but essentially the same beast :)

    29 Jun 10:37pm Reply
  • starbearer-

    I know this is a free service... but damn... why can't they seperate the band pages that have the same name? So stupid... I'm sure this spanish signer is a nice lady and all but obviously this page is dedicated to Cristina Monet.

    24 Apr 5:18am Reply
  • starbearer-

    holy crap!! Sleep If Off is a mind blowingly badass album. How am I just now hearing? Thank god. Discovering these buried gems is better than trying to tolerate todays lousy knock off shit!

    24 Apr 5:10am Reply
  • tahbyfet

    obscure new wave kicks so much ass, hopefully one day I'll find the LPs

    13 Feb 2:27am Reply
  • stardustfanfare

    I made a Facebook page for Cristina: https://www.facebook.com/cristinainthebox There wasn't one, so I had to make one just to 'like' her!

    7 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Dogasm

    And don't forget the Chica Ye-Ye singer from Spain named Cristina.

    2 Oct 2011 Reply
  • juuhcupcake

    awn ♥

    28 Sep 2011 Reply
  • RussellChap

    Haute Disko

    20 Sep 2011 Reply
  • eadwinn

    So much style, so much cool.

    11 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Scouse Mouse

    "Is That All There Is?" takes me back to the Annie Nightingale Sunday afternoon show at the end of the 70s/early 80s

    19 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Rissacakes

    I really wish I could find at least one of her LPs on eBay. ):

    14 Aug 2010 Reply
  • massacreincolor

    OMFG

    12 Aug 2010 Reply
  • ossobo

    Don't Mutilate My Mink

    26 Jul 2010 Reply
  • CristinaDM

    Spectacular!! :))

    24 Jan 2010 Reply
  • timeticks

    Best songs: Drive My Car, Is That All There Is?, The Ballad of Immoral Earnings, Things Fall Apart, Disco Clone and all the bonus tracks on Sleep It Off.

    3 Jan 2010 Reply
  • PatrizioBuanne

    Does anyone remember when this artist debut'd?

    17 Dec 2009 Reply
  • metveters

    this is just great! love it!

    27 Sep 2009 Reply
  • noddyvantinking

    she's great! i'm diggin every song i hear from her. 21 plays in my library..

    24 Aug 2009 Reply
  • flashbleu

    Things Fall Apart has to be the most miserable Christmas song in history ...in a good way.

    15 Aug 2009 Reply
  • LessPopMoreFizz

    Sleep It Off is one of my all time favorite albums

    25 Jun 2009 Reply
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