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by Bad Reputation

Your favorite indie, pop, and punk hits in French!
Genre: Metal/Punk: American Punk
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1. Sur le Soleil
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2. Hé
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3. Baiser en l'Air
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4. Marchandise
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5. Un de ces jours
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6. Maitres de guerre
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7. Fasciste
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8. Aime-toi
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9. Supernaturel
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Album Notes
If you are a fan of Bad Reputation, you know that Pierre de Gaillande has translated the outrageous, subversive, and irresistible songs of Georges Brassens into English. For his latest release under the Bad Reputation rubric, entitled franglais, he continues the journey of bridging his two cultures, France and America, this time in reverse. Pierre selected nine of his favorite songs, translated them into French and recorded them with the high level of feeding, watering, and obsessive attention to detail that you have come to expect from a Bad Reputation release.
The nine songs on franglais were written and recorded for the most part by American bands in the golden era of alternative/indie rock, the 80’s and 90s. They all speak the truth with honesty, wit, and poetry, whether they are rants against injustice or frenzied shouts of angst and lust.
WHY FRENCH? Because, in these divisive days, if you can put yourself in another person’s ears, you realize that the planet is one big, interconnected rock. A large part of the world's population hears rock and roll in English with no understanding of the lyrics, but rather just the feeling created by the universal language of music.
If you don't speak French, you can now enjoy the sensation of feeling the Violent Femmes, Pixies, Fugazi, Camper Van Beethoven, Bob Dylan, Meat Puppets, Vic Chesnutt, Minutemen, and even Justin Bieber (yes!) without the burden of language. You can share the experience of music with a large part of the world, and help reverse the English language’s monopoly on pop culture.
Enjoy Franglais!



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