|Tags:||hard rock synthpop french heavy metal electronic rock darkwave punk canadian|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
This French metal band was formed in the late 70s by vocalist Bernard Bonvoisin and guitarist Norbert Nono Krief, with drummer Jean-Emile Jeannot Hanela and bass player Raymond Manna. The band were musically influenced by AC/DC, but their lyrics reflected the anti-establishment punk ethos. Trust was an enormous domestic success, and the outstanding LElite stimulated international interest. Yves Vivi Brusco replaced Manna and guitarist Mohammed Moho Chemlekh was added shortly after the recording of Repression, a superb effort that caused controversy in France owing to the sympathetic treatment of infamous French criminal Jaques Mesrine in Instinct De Mort and Le Mitard, the latter using Mesrines lyrics. An English language version, with lyrics translated by Sham 69s Jimmy Pursey, attracted a good reaction from outside France, although Bonvoisin sounded slightly...