Yes, France has produced some truly awful Rock based combo's,and don't even mention Punk Rock or Post Punk.....abysmal stuff.
But, give a Frenchman a synthesiser and a few knobs to twiddle,and they ain't half bad. Although they are definitely overshadowed by the butt of their dreadfully unfunny jokes, the Belgians, when it comes to Minimal Electronica. According to the French, Belgians are Stupid,when it is obviously the other way around. Think of a famous French musician and he is almost certainly Belgian; a bit like famous American musicians are nearly always Canadian.
So, another example of why all music in France isn't shit, is Ptôse Productions, who farted out many a good minimal synth classic, like an solid state Le Pétomane , from 1979 to 1983.They range from the bedroom DIY electronique from side one of this collection,to the accomplished skewed synth pop of side four,which includes the bona fide classic “Boule(viens ici)”. Yes, Ptôse are good, but this still doesn't alter the fact that French Bars are the worst places on the planet to get drunk. An unforgivable crime against humanity that is up there alongside all-seater Football stadia.
|Tracks From PPP K003 and PPP K005 (1979-180)||23:31|
|A2||The Baby's Song||3:52|
|A4||Fernsehapparat / TV||3:37|
|A5||Here Comes The Spotnics||3:32|
|A8||Wise And Busy||3:20|
|Tracks From PPP K006 (1980)||21:12|
|B14||La Grande Epreuve||1:46|
|B16||Le Mort Qui Fuit||2:49|
|B17||Part La Fenêtre||2:21|
|Tracks From PPP K009 and SS45001 7" (1981)||25:45|
|C21||Le Jardin Inconnu||2:37|
|C23||J'ai Mal Au Coeur!||2:24|
|C24||Ecrasez La Vermine!||1:57|
|C25||Women In The Moon||4:40|
|Tracks From PPP K015 and PPP K019 (1982-1983)||20:50|
|D26||Eat Your Fish||2:34|
|D27||Boule (Viens Ici!)||2:35|
|D28||Waiting For My Soul||3:31|
|D29||Our Only Food||2:32|
|D30||Night Of The Reptiles 2||2:46|
|D31||In Your Bush||1:18|
|D33||La Nuit Des Sauriens||3:05|
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