a young French
band that formed a few years ago. They consist of:
Katty Beanard - vocals + guitar
Marine Neuilly - guitar
Louise Basillein - bass
Anais Vandevywere - drums.
Their sound is based on post-punk
and New Wave
styles, pretty similar to another great all-woman band from the 80's, the Go-Gos
. The singing is done in both English and their native French. Their first album was LP1, which featured the hits "Loser", "Pop In, Pop Out" and the Joan Jett
-inspired "Shake". Late last year they released "about love" - it's one of the best albums put out last year. Check them out, they're one terrific export from France.
1. The Plastiscines got their name from "plastiscine", a word found in the lyrics of the psychedelic Beatles
hit "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
". That word itself refers to a glue or cement which is sold in the U.K.
2. The Plastiscines are the vanguard of what may well be a revival of rock'n'roll music. For over a decade there has been chumpy boy band
s, gangsta (c)rap
, American Idol puke
pop, phony country, phony punk
, phony r & b, stupid airhead
s who have zero talent who shake their butts (with dancers behind them), lip-syncing to a disc while people gawk in an empty-headed way, and other bullshit
. Now here is an all-female rock group that writes and sings their songs and actually plays their own instruments. Yes they are young, cute and French (ooh la la
) but they make and perform SONGS. Music is their #1 priority. How about them apples?
3. There's other fresh new bands too - the Danish
boy/girl (ala Eurythmics
) duo the Ravionettes
, the French band Phoenix
and the new guitar goddess
from Down Under
Panagaris - all who are worth hearing. After so many years of musical hell
and the "Worst Decade Ever
" (the 00's
), rock'n'roll and its culture may finally be coming back to life again. I hope so.