Did someone mention Plastic Bertrand?
This incredibly dumb but intelligent punksploitation miesterwerk is paradoxically both a cynical yet clueless trend jumping piece of trash, and at the same time probably thee perfect Punk statement.
Half an hour of the same one note dirge repeated half a dozen times, intersperced with a couple of legoland reggae by numbers.... numbers. It sounds like a 45 rpm record played at 78, backed by what seems to be a solitary drum struck militarily in strict 4/4 time.Like one hand clapping against a toilet cubicle wall, allowing easy access to the gloryhole, undoubtably a facility frequented often by Plastic B himself?
Novelty hit, "Ca Plane Pour Moi" , of course dominates, but other unthinking classics also provide the coup de grace for music and musicians everywhere.The infinitely moronic 'Pogo Pogo' standing out from the chaff......Weeding out the chaff from the chaff isn't an easy process.This record not only helped destroy punk but almost everything else too, except Pop. Punk is an 'Atitude' the 'punks' say......Fuck that shit says Plastic Bertrand......in french of course!
The icing on this very sickly cake came when it turned out that Plastic never sang any track on either this record,or the next four Plastic Bertrand albums(you mean there were more??)!? Just like those other continental Gay icons Milli Vanilli (i assume that P.B was batting for the other team....surely?).Cock fun anyone?
This is why Plastic....can I call him Plastic???....makes the list of famous Belgians.
Le Petit Tortillard 2:12
Ca Plane Pour Moi 2:58
Sha La La La Lee 2:08
Pognon Pognon 2:50
Dance Dance 2:35
Pogo Pogo 2:38
Wha! Wha!(Je Suis Un Chien,Nous Sommes Des Chiens,Vous Etes Des Chiens!) 5:18
Solo Naif-Song 0:35