Tonight we bring you a small selection from "Nos Annees Punk 1977-80" which, as the name suggests, is a compilation of French punk. It was released in 2002 on Capitol Records, and is currently available for €5.99 in the record shop at Brussels-Midi railway station. And possibly elsewhere.
"Betty Jane Rose" - Bijou (1978)
"Plastic Face" - Stinky Toys (1977)
"Be-Bop" - Marie Et Les Garcons (1978)
Like their British counterparts, the French punks were reacting against the music of dinosaurs such as Jean-Michel Jarre and... er... Johnny Hallyday and... er... all those other well-known French acts of the 1970s. In clearing out the dead wood, they succeeded in paving the way for more cutting edge artistes. Like Ottowan.