Saturday, July 5, 2008

Plastic Bertrand - "Ça plane pour moi" (1977)

One of my favorite new wave songs. From 1977, Belgian artist, Plastic Bertrand uses the same musicians that Elton Motello used for his track released only one month earlier, the gay punk anthem, "Jet Boy Jet Girl." Plastic Bertrand, who's real name is Roger Jouret, was Elton Motello's drummer. Due to the controversial nature of Elton's track (with it chorus "he gives me head"), Plastic Bertrand changed up the lyrics to nonsensical "French" lyrics and garnered tons of worldwide radio airplay.

Plastic Bertrand today ...

And here's Elton Motello's "Jet Boy Jet Girl" (unfortunately the TV show this performance aired on interspersed some skits in the middle of the song).

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