Passé le Rio Grande

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Passé le Rio Grande
Studio album by Alain Bashung
Released 7 October 1986
Genre French rock, new wave
Label Philips Records, Barclay Records, Universal Music Group
Alain Bashung chronology
Live Tour 85
(1985)
Passé le Rio Grande
(1986)
Novice
(1989)

Passé le Rio Grande (Passed the Rio Grande) is the sixth studio album by French rocker Alain Bashung, issued in 1986 on Philips Records.

Production[edit]

After the commercial failures of the albums Play blessures in 1982 and Figure imposée in 1983, Bashung experienced success a new with the single "S.O.S. Amor" in 1984. The single helped him to give his career a new start.

In the wake of this success, he published this album, cowritten by Boris Bergman, who was the main lyricist for his first three albums. The album features the singles "Malédiction" ("Curse") which was quite successful as well, and "L'Arrivée du tour" ("The Arrival of the tour").

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Passé le Rio Grande was awarded the Best rock album of the year award at the Victoires de la musique awards in 1986, the first for Bashung.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Helvète Underground"   Boris Bergman - Alain Bashung 3:39
2. "Camping jazz"   Boris Bergman - Alain Bashung 3:46
3. "Dean Martin"   Boris Bergman - Alain Bashung 4:19
4. "Douane Eddy"   Boris Bergman - Alain Bashung 3:11
5. "Malédiction"   Boris Bergman - Alain Bashung 3:38
6. "L'Arrivée du tour"   Boris Bergman - Alain Bashung 4:01
7. "Herr Major"   Boris Bergman - Alain Bashung 3:29
8. "Milady"   Boris Bergman - Alain Bashung 3:12
9. "Rognons 1515"   Boris Bergman - Alain Bashung 3:53
10. "Chat"   Boris Bergman - Alain Bashung 2:40

Bonus Track (1992 CD reissue)[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "L'Arrivée du tour (Remix)"   Boris Bergman - Alain Bashung 6:14

Bonus Tracks (subsequent CD reissues)[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "S.O.S. Amor"   Alain Bashung / Didier Golemanas - Alain Bashung 4:04
13. "Tu touches pas à mon pote"   Boris Bergman - Alain Bashung 4:12
14. "Les Européennes"   Alain Bashung / Didier Golemanas - Alain Bashung 4:12