Why haven't I heard of this before? Extremely warped Metal Urbain influence and truly excellent. Thank you for the post. If there's more French weirdness of the era, please post it.
This is a really fantastic find. I'm just listening to that out-of-tune guitar clanging on "Hypnose" and there's a big smile on my face.
the french bands from that time haved a interesting peculiarity... much more experimental then what was going on in US or UK, for example
thanx a lot!!!searching for this rare gem for years! heard the vinyl back then but it was 30 years ago!
Hmmm. Sweeping statement. More experimental than, say, Wire or The Homosexuals or Television or Mars? Maybe it's that this was less influential, got less press coverage, and therefore can still sound fresh. The nice thing for me, an English speaker from a remote part of the world (Australia) is that pre-The-Internet something like this would have been utterly unknown here. That makes it like opening a time capsule and finding another good band from an era I thought I'd finished exploring. By the way I discovered that this band was an earlier project of Patrick Blain who went on to be better known as Charles De Goal.
indee, the wire or homosexuals were much more experimental, but, what i'm mean in my comment, is that in general the french bands were more experimental the the majority of the english or american bands (especially with the use of synthesizer or any kind of effect that gives the songs that kind of metal urban sonority)...and, by the way, i'll definitely post the firsts albums from Charles de Goal, thank you for remind me heheh
I do know what you mean. This is way too loose and idiosyncratic to have originated from either the US or the UK in 1979.And thinking about it further, all the bands I'd mentioned above had broken up in 1979, except Wire who broke up a year later. To be strictly comparable I should have picked Sham 69 and The Dead Kennedys, and maybe I wouldn't have made my point.
You know ... it's strange that synthesizer was never a "punk" instrument. The one piece of music that could be relied upon to outrage my parents was the synthesizer solo in "Nutbush City Limits".
Graham! i think synthesizers could be a punk instrument too!the early 80's french band Kas Product, had some urban (and not so un-punk)synthesizers sounds in their "Try Out"(1982) & "By Pass"(1983) LPs!isksp! yes, thanx in advance for the future Charles de Goal posts!!!
There seems to be recent CD reissues of Kas Product so I'll try and track something down. It does help to have a recommendation from one who knows. Thanks for the tip-off!
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