lördag 1 mars 2008
Great track by Plastic Bertrand. We had the youtube video up a while ago, but here it is as a divshare. I love this track... Pogo, Tango, Vals ou Balette
In 1977, Plastic Bertrand started his solo career with the hit single "Ça plane pour moi", composed and written by the Belgian Lou Deprijck. He toured Canada, Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Europe and the USA, becoming one of the few French-speaking artists to appear in the Billboard chart. He also appeared on a number of major television shows, presenting Jackpot on TF1, Destination Noël on France 2, Due Per Tutti on RAI2 and Supercool on RTBF, which he also produced.
Between 1982 and 1985 he lived in Milan, and millions of Italians followed his adventures in a photo-story of which he was the star. With Daniel Balavoine and ABBA's Anni-Frid Lyngstad, he recorded Abbacadabra, a musical tale for children. In the early 1980s he appeared in movies such as Légitime Violence and the short film Baoum. Working with Vladimir Cosma, he wrote several film scores, including Astérix et la surprise de César (Asterix Versus Caesar).
In 1987 he represented Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Amour Amour. This failed to impress the juries, however, scoring only 4 points and placing 21st out of 22 entries.
During the 1990s Bertrand explored other facets of music, including songwriting and producing, and also recorded the album Suite Diagonal for Sony in 1994 with Jacques Lanzmann. Forming the company MMD with Pierrette Broodthaers, he produced two albums for David Janssen, an album of classic music with a Turkish contemporary influence for harpsichord and organ with Leila Pinar, an album of traditional Balkan music with the Kazansky choir, and a single for Noël Godin, Chantilly c'est parti.