Reelin’ In The Years 65: Ça Plane Pour Moi

I was never much into punk but I confess to a soft spot for Plastic Bertrand – mainly because he’s one of those famous Belgians there are supposed to be none of.

(Well he’s famous if you were around in the 70s.)

I was shocked on loading this video to discover the song was nothing to do with him; being both sung and composed by its producer Lou Deprijck.

Plastic Bertrand: Ça Plane Pour Moi

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  1. Jim Steel

    Confusing history, this song. The original original was by Elton Motello, an Englishman who went over to France and Belgium in the early seventies with a proto-punk band called “Bastard” (featuring a later member of the Damned) and who then stayed on when they split. Rather racier lyrics:

    This version was obviously never going to chart in the UK.

  2. jackdeighton

    Thanks Jim,
    I didn’t know any of this.
    My knowledge of the arcana of punk is almost zero.

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