Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Just in case you thought he was serious...

So yea, you've danced to "Ça plane pour moi"...congratulations. You probably also know the Elton Motello/Plastic Bertrand connection. You might even know that PB, aka Roger Jouret, is Belgian, not French. Well, I'm not sure where I'm going with this, but it seems pretty negative...so anyways...here's one of several Plastic Bertrand compilations:

Plastic Bertrand - Le meilleur de plastic


In case the cover didn't give you the hint, this is some wacky/tacky pop garbage, though it's not quite as bad as this super 90's-looking "art" would have you believe.

For the music, It's pretty vacuous 50's-inspired "punk"/new wave/pop bullshit, but it's kinda fun, at least for a few listens. "Ça plane pour moi" is on here, of course, as well as a couple of other songs off of his first LP ("Bambino", an old French song, and "Le petit tortillard", a song about a train...wow). Additionally, there are a bunch of pop throwaways with a few worthwhile hooks here and there, and, one of my favorite's by PB, "Super cool". Also, there's a "cover" of "Walk Like a Man" by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. For some reason they decided not to include many of his later synth-drowned abortions and his attempts at rapping in this "best of". Oh well!

In conclusion, I'm in a bad mood, but check out the free music.

I may actually start updating this more often again, but, as I've whined several times in previous posts, I've been really busy.


Plastic Bertrand - Bambino

Plastic Bertrand - Le petit tortillard

Plastic Berrand - Ça plane pour moi

Plastic Bertrand - Kill watch

Plastic Bertrand - Chewing gum

Plastic Bertrand - Baby doll

Plastic Bertrand - Hula hoop

Plastic Bertrand - Sans amour

Plastic Bertrand - Ping pong

Plastic Bertrand - C'est le rock'n'roll

Plastic Bertrand - Boum dans le cœur

Plastic Bertand - Super cool

Plastic Bertrand - Jacques Cousteau

Plastic Bertrand - Victime de l'amour

Plastic Bertrand - Téléphone à téléphone mon bijou

Here's a video of Dalida, the Italian/Egyptian/French chanteuse, performing her 1956 hit, Bambino, on television.

P.S. I'm not sure what happened with the Les Désaxés songs, but I will re-up them at some point within the relatively near future. I just hope that those assholes don't take them down again for some reason. It's funny, the one thing I had permission to post got taken down. C'est la vie, hein?

P.P.S. Just in case you thought he was straight...





1 comment:

China said...

I like the third cover down, with the lavender background. Mmm.

I hope you get more chances to post. This is one of the few blogs I actually look forward to reading, likely because the posts are so few.