jeudi 30 décembre 2010

STOP - MUZIK TRAIT D'UNION (1980)


Unique LP for this band from Angers... or Paris... you have two choices open to you !

Link : Stop - Muzik trait d'union

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Out now on Mémoire Neuve. Stress was a Punk Wave band from Amiens, with future founder members of Guerre Froide.

mardi 21 décembre 2010

MELT - S/T (1995)


According to the notes on this tape, Melt was a band from Arras. There's another Melt, (from Amiens), listed in Euthasie's database, but i think it's about the same band. Page layout is very similar between the tape and the 7'. At any rate if you've got more informations, you're free to let me a message...

Link : Melt - S/T

dimanche 12 décembre 2010

ARTO - KWAI SYSTÈME / BETTY BOOP (1980)


Claude Arto was the keyboard player of Mathématiques Modernes. This 7" was released in 1980 on the French/American label Celluloid. The A side is a synthetic cover version of "The Bridge On The River Kwaï" theme... great !

Link : Arto - Kwaï système_Betty boop

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mercredi 1 décembre 2010

dimanche 21 novembre 2010

V/A ROCK'N'RENNES (1981)


Compilation LP with bands from Rennes and on the outskirts : Les Nus, Ticket, UV Jets, Mr Hyde, Frakture, Sax Pustuls, Mécanique Rythmique, Mickeynstein, Albane and Private Jokes. More informations about some of these bands are available here.

Link : Rock'n'Rennes

samedi 6 novembre 2010

ROCKY UNDERGROUND - GROOVY (1974)


I don't know who was Rocky Underground, except that he was a 100% groovy bearded obscure artist. This excellent single, (pay attention to the B side), was also printed on the Italian label Fonit Cetra International... More infos welcome !

Link : Rocky Underground - Groovy

vendredi 22 octobre 2010

BAXTER - PARTIR (1983)


A simple white paper sleeve, on which drawing and letters seem to be made with ink pads... If i take this database as point of reference (or that one perhaps), this record was out in 1983, on the label FLVM. FLVM are initial letters of "Faites Le Vous Même" it means "Do it yourself"...

Link : Baxter - Partir

jeudi 7 octobre 2010

ELISABETH WIENER - S/T (1981)


Elisabeth Wiener was born in 1946. Daughter of the composer Jean Wiener, she began a career as an actress when she was 15. She also took part in musical shows with Polnareff and Higelin and was involved in the band Phoenix before she started a solo carrer. She wrote for many singers, and composed several films scores. In 1992 she founded the female group Castafiore Bazooka. Actually she no longer appear on screen but she dub voices of americans actress such Jamie Lee Curtis, Glenn Close, Mia Farrow...

Link : Elisabeth Wiener - S/T

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Out now on Euthanasie Records, repress of the unique Reich Orgasm LP, originally pressed on Chaos Productions in 1984. 7 original titles + 2 extra tracks extract from compilations LP Chaos en France - volume 1 & Chaos in Europe + Insert...


Repress in LP Format of the Kidnap EP "Il faudra bien qu'un jour tout change", also pressed in 1984 on Chaos Productions. 4 originals titles + 5 extra tracks + Insert.

lundi 27 septembre 2010

ASPRO 5000 - S/T (1993)


I quote (that's easier !) : "Founded at college time, at the end of 1986 in Bordeaux by Bruno Lacaussague (drums), Bruno Aymar (guitar) and Pierre Poirier (voice), ASPRO 5000 is considered to be the first hardcore band of the city. Influenced by the international punk hardcore of the Eighties and the beginning of grindcore, DRI, DISCHARGE, NAPALM DEATH, scandinavian punk, French of KROMOZOM 4, RAPT, etc… The band makes some noisy and chaotic appearances for confidential gigs (the countryside of Angouleme, celebrates music, pubs and rotten festivals of Bordeaux) with the will to hit hard and fast, to saturate the amplifiers, to radically dissociate with the useless rock local scene of the time and without being caught either with serious in the lyrics. With the arrival of Romain Quinsac (guitar) and the departure of Bruno (guitar), the band temporarily changes name into A.C.M.E and takes more structured orientation. Followed by several gigs at the Jimmy, Blueberry, Tonneau, l’Ecume des jours for the first parts of BRAINDEATH, HOAX, PLEUM, RWA, PLAIES MOBILES, SUFFOCATION, etc…

The band records its second demo tape in 1989 and sold it at fifty copies. A title for compilation EP vinyl Panx will follow. After a change in pastiche grindcore (CLIMAXIZATOR), the band split up in 1990, due to musical divergences. Pierre (voice) will join ESCARE, Romain (guitar) will found DROWNED and Bruno (drums) will begin a new project with Yvon (Corbeaux du Reichstag) who will become GLU, Pierre will join project later. In 1993, a posthumous EP was produced including tracks of the two demo’s tapes and a live recorded anyhow which will be sold-out in 6 months. The band has been never reformed and will be it probably never." Source...

Link : Aspro 5000 - S/T

samedi 18 septembre 2010

GEIGER - JE NE SUIS PAS BIEN PORTANT (1978)


Another obscure artist, from Antibes, who leaves us a unique 7'. The A side is a cover version (in the style of Plastic Bertrand), of Gaston Ouvrard's "Je ne suis pas bien portant" (I'm not in good health), written in 1932.

Link : Geiger - Je ne suis pas bien portant

samedi 11 septembre 2010

JEAN-CLAUDE ZEMOUR - X KM/H (197?)


I quote : "Super rare french private funky rock with heavy drums, growling organ and dirty guitars, pressed on the Kiosque D’Orphée label, which was a kind of make yr own label vinyl service, pressings rarely exceeded 100 copies, usually much less. Be sure to check the audio till the end for the freakout. [...] Very rare and obscure item." Source... More infos welcome !

Link : Jean-Claude Zemour - X Km / h

dimanche 5 septembre 2010

FOXY - ROCK STAR / CHEVROLET (1978)


First 7' for this combo from Épernay. According to the press cutting enclosed in my archive, Alain Salain (first Bijou's singer), took part to the band... More infos welcome !

Link : Foxy - Rock star / Chevrolet

jeudi 12 août 2010

DKP - MISÈRE NOIRE (1982)


Band from Paris formed in 1981 by Thierry Dionisos, ex Warm Gun's guitarist. This 7" is their only one, recorded in London, produced by Hein Hoven.

Link : DKP - Misère noire

lundi 9 août 2010

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Out now on Euthanasie Records, repress of the V/A Apocalypse Chaos, killer punk comp' originally print in 1982 by Chaos Productions, with Reich Orgasm, No Class, Komintern Sect and Kidnap. Limited 500 copies, with inserts & posters !

vendredi 6 août 2010

DIE BUNKER - DREAMS ARE NOT FREE (1988)


Die Bunker was a band from Saint-Mandé. This LP is their first one, mixed by Eric Débris (Métal Urbain). Nicolas Demarthe from Clair Obscur plays guitar on it. The first tape (V.I.S.A. / Androidia Flux - AF 004 - 1983) was recently reissued on vinyl by Eirkti, and their complete discography was out on CD format by Infrastition in 2009.

Link : Die Bunker - Dreams are not free

jeudi 15 juillet 2010

CRISE DE NERF - S/T (1985)


Unique 7" for this unusual rock band from Lille. The rest of the band's discography is a participation in Repérages 84 compilation and IVG : Futur Antérieur France, 1975/85 compilation out on Poutre Apparente in 2008.

Link : Crise De Nerf - S/T

lundi 28 juin 2010

EXPÉDITION PUNITIVE - UN SAMOURAÏ / MIDNIGHT IN THE SUBWAY (1983)


Rock band from Paris, nothing else to say about it except that this 7" is their only one.

Link : Expédition Punitive - Un samouraï / Midnight in the subway

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Out now on Minimal Wave, a 180 gram vinyl by Deux, minimal electro pop band from Lyon...

samedi 19 juin 2010

GUIDON, EDMOND, CLAFOUTIS - S/T (1975)


Heavy Rock band from Besançon. Jean-Claude Pognant, Crypto's producer, took part in this trio as well as Claude Mairet who was guitarist and arranger for Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine.

Link : Guidon, Edmond, Clafoutis - S/T

lundi 14 juin 2010

ARLEQUIN - GÉNÉRATION PAUMÉE / HOLD UP (1980)


Obscure band from Angoulème, this 7" is their only one. The A side "Génération paumée" (Lost generation) is a pure punk anthem... highly recommended !

Link : Arlequin - Génération paumée / Hold up

vendredi 11 juin 2010

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Out now on Mémoire Neuve : Spurts, great snotty-nosed child punk band from Caen...

Franz Kultur & Les Kramés, synthpunk band from Lannion. In his lifetime, the band's discography consist on a 6 tracks demo tape in 1983, and a title, Ouest France on the famous compilation 1984 The Second .

mardi 1 juin 2010

NITRO - SOLDATS DU DESTIN / MA ZONE (1980)


Hard rock band from Toulouse. This 7" is their second, the first was out a year before under the name Nitroglycerock.

Link : Nitro - Soldats du destin / Ma zone

mercredi 26 mai 2010

OPÉRA MULTI STEEL - S/T (1987)


For more informations about Opéra Multi Steel, please check the band's official site, (biography in english)...

Link : Opéra Multi Steel - S/T

lundi 17 mai 2010

PASCAL COMELADE - ROCK DEL VENENO (1988)


Fourth Pascal Comelade's 7", a clear vinyl packed in a transparent plastic cover, limited 1000 copies. Also exist on blue sleeve (limited 100) and pink sleeve (limited 100). Includes three weirdo covers, (Honky tonk women, Stand by me, Sweet little sixteen) played with toy instruments. The band OTH was involved in this project.

Link : Pascal Comelade - Rock del veneno

mercredi 12 mai 2010

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MOPO MOGO "Allein" LP, out now on Euthanasie Records. Includes complete studio recordings (1983/1984) on A side, and previously unpublished live recordings on B side. Limited 500 copies !

LES SENDERS - EP (1964)


Les Senders was a band from Vernon, formed in 1961 and split in 1968. This EP is their first, recorded in 1964. The A side contains two covers of rock'n'roll standards (note the spelling mistake on "Be bop a lula"). The B side is less exciting with two love songs sing in french. Their second EP was out in 1966. half of the 300 copies was sentenced to the stocks...

Link : Les Senders - EP

mercredi 21 avril 2010

STEFAN - J'SUIS PAS MÉCHANT (1979)


Another scarce record from Belgium now with Stefan. I don't know exactly who was this kid, certainly a pure marketing product, produced by a certain Plastic Bertrand boosted by the international success of "Ça plane pour moi". Yeah, Stefan was a miniature replica of Plastic, the "mini-me" of Bertrand. The two tracks recorded on this single are pure punk rock with a gnome on vocals... terrific !

Link : Stefan - J'suis pas méchant

vendredi 16 avril 2010

LEGEND - S/T (1988)


Obscures bands offer me a great advantage, i don't have to make a long speech about them an that's so much the better because i speak a very bad English. Legend was an heavy metal band from Longwy. This single is their only one, obviously hard to find now and apparently very expensive in the marketplace... Nothing else to say about it... have a nice trip !

Link : Legend - S/T

lundi 12 avril 2010

BOBBIE SAX - TEQUILA (1980)


Let's change one's style now with this obscure piece of ska. I don't know who was under the pseudonym Bobbie Sax. This single is the only one he made, also printed on 12" format. The A side is a cover of Chuck Rio's Tequila.

Link : Bobbie Sax - Tequila

jeudi 8 avril 2010

BILLY BIRDY - OU EST LE ROCK ? (1982)


Can't find a lot of informations about Billy Birdy except that he is a French rockabilly singer, songwriter, guitarist, painter... he even makes beautiful model boats. Bravo Billy ! This single is his first record, out in 1982.

Link : Billy Birdy - Où est le rock ?

samedi 3 avril 2010

CYCLOPE - S/T (1982)


Ok my last post was crap, let's move on to serious matters now. Cyclope was a band from Montmorency, formed in the late 70's. This EP is their first, out in 1982. The band's got a little fame in 1984 when the second record, including a rock version of Edith Piaf's "L'hymne à l'amour", was released. The band split off in 1993, after 6 albums, and re-form in 2007 for several gigs.

Link : Cyclope - S/T

jeudi 1 avril 2010

LA NEGRA BOUCH'BEAT/LA MANO VERDA - C'est toi que je t'aime (1991)


Today is april fools'day, then, let's go for an hoax ! This band was a fake, created by a bunch of three comedians called "Les Inconnus" (the Unknows in English, not to be confused with Bruce Joyner's band !). In france The Unknows were very famous from mid 80's to mid 90's. Their sketches were mainly parodys of TV shows, TV reports, stupids popular games, etc... Here they make fun of "Alternatives" french bands like La Mano Negra and Elmer Fool Beat, but they also laught at Hard Rock, New Wave and Rap music styles...

Link : La Negra Bouch'Beat/Mano Verda - C'est toi que je t'aime

samedi 27 mars 2010

ZONE OTOMATIK BUROKRATIZÉE - S/T (1984)


No informations about Zone Otomatik Burokratizée, Z.O.B. for intimates. In french "zob" is a slang word to designate the penis. According to the notes on the back cover, it was recorded "in a mad panic in db studio, Paris on october 1984". This single is the band's only release. Musically it's New Wave/Cold Wave influenced. More informations welcome.

Link : Zone Otomatik Burokratizée - S/T


dimanche 21 mars 2010

IDENTITÉ - SOUS-SOL (1984)


According to this site, Identité was a band from Dunkerque. According to this one, the band was from Lille. We are well-informed now ! The band was active from 1980 to 1985 and recorded this only single for Aaltrack in 1984, 1000 copies were pressed... Enjoy !

Link : Identité - Sous-sol