|Genres||Punk rock, new wave|
|Past members||Elli Medeiros
Denis Quilliard, aka Jacno
Stinky Toys were a punk band from Paris, France which started in 1976 and featured Elli Medeiros (vocals), Denis Quilliard, alias Jacno, (aka Jan Colrth) (rhythm guitar), Bruno Carone (lead guitar), Albin Dériat (bass guitar), and Hervé Zénouda (drums).
A single was released in a picture cover on Polydor Records in 1977, "Boozy Creed", with "Driver Blues" on the B-side. The single met with mixed reviews, causing Polydor to abandon the release of the band's eponymous debut album outside France. The album was described by Allmusic as "a largely flat, bland collection of recycled Stones and New York Dolls riffs with low-quality vocals", while Trouser Press were also not impressed with what they described as "uninspired sub-Rolling Stones rock'n'boogie with terrible vocals by Elli Medeiros".
The band split up in 1979, with Elli Medeiros and Jacno then forming the duo, Elli et Jacno. Medeiros went on to a solo career, releasing the Elli album in 1988. Jacno later released several solo albums as well as working with several other artists including Mareva Galanter.
- "Boozy Creed" 7" single (1977) Polydor
- Stinky Toys LP (1977) Polydor (reissued in 1990 as Plastic Faces by Universal Records)
- Strong, Martin C. (2003) "Stinky Toys", in The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0
- Huey, Steve "Stinky Toys Review", Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation
- Robbins, Ira "Stinky Toys", Trouser Press
- Dupont, Pascal (2002) "Jacno l'hédoniste", L'Express
- "My Fantasy Band: Dev Hynes, Lightspeed Champion", The Independent, 21 November 2008
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