May 1, 2011

Bérurier Noir - 1989 - Souvent Fauché Toujours Marteau

The band started in 1978 in Paris, then split and became the second formation in 1980 (they played excusively in squats and had many names (Torture mentale) & often with the name Berurier Into. The name "Berurier" is based on a caracter of the french books “San Antonio”.

Some members had alcohol, drugs, suicidal problems, problems with cops, army, etc and in December 1982 the band was only formed by Francois and Loran (replacing Olaf at guitar). The Berurier decide to make a final concert as a tribute. They called themself Bérurier Noir (black) for the mourning. This is where the 3rd formation really beginned, under the encouragement of the public to continue (a part of this show was also released over “2 concerts a Paris”). This last formation played from 1983 to 1989, in many countries over many continents. They also created their own record company called “Folklore de la zone mondiale”. This really was a skin/punk movement and they played with great bands in festivals like Subhumans, The Damned, Ludwig Von 88, La Sourie Déglingué, Wampas, OTH, etc.

One of the great things about them was that they supported some great movements over their life. Anti-Racist actions, Non-profit and non-government organizations to help rescue boat people, fight against sexual agressions, unionism, etc. The amount of actions they supported is really huge.

Their music was clearly derived from British punk rock as far as music and lyrics were concerned. Most of their songs were short, aggressive and usually based on a couple of basic power chords. Their lyrics reflected the typical concerns of punks such as the rejection of consumerism, politics and traditional social order and the anger felt by disaffected youth, tramps and outsiders in general.

They added some interesting innovations. Their rhythm section consisted of a cheap (but still more reliable than a drummer) drum machine, which became an essential and arguably endearing part of their sound. The frequent use of a saxophone as of the mid-eighties also set them apart from most other punk rock bands.

They would regularly appear on record sleeves and on stage wearing clown outfits, mock police uniforms or pig masks. Their shows were a unique and highly festive cross between a punk rock concert, a grotesque circus and an anarchist rally.

A cult band, Bérurier Noir were loved by a generation of youth and feared by concert organisers for the riots that followed their shows.

Here we have their album "Souvent Fauché Toujours Martaeau" from 1989. Enjoy!

Genre: Punk Rock
Country: France
Size: 50 mb
Bitrate: 128 kbps


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