Têtes Raides

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Têtes Raides
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Background information
Also known as Red Ted (initially)
Origin France
Genres Folk Rock
Years active 1984–present
Website www.tetesraides.fr
Members Christian Olivier
Grègoire Simon
Pascal Olivier
Anne-Gaëlle Bisquay
Serge Bégout
Edith Bégout
Pierre Gauthé
Jean-Luc Millot

Têtes Raides is a French folk rock group.

Group history[edit]

The group was founded in Paris during the 1980s. Originally, they played music heavily influenced by the punk movement and depended on electric instruments. Their third album featured Anne-Gaëlle, a classically trained cellist, and marked a turning point in the group's music toward a more acoustic sound. The group's later efforts misleadingly take on the air of quotidian folk songs while actually using stunning musical arrangements, experimental soundscapes and poetic lyrics rife with very dark humor.

Listeners find the influence of classic French musicians like Jacques Brel, Georges Brassens and the Négresses Vertes in the later work.

Group members[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • 1989: Not dead but bien raides
  • 1990: Mange tes morts
  • 1992: Les oiseaux
  • 1993: Fleur de yeux
  • 1996: Le bout du toit
Year Album Peak positions
FR
[1]
BEL
(Wa)

1998 Chamboultou 14  –
2000 Gratte poil 23  –
2001 Le bout du toit 23  –
2003 Qu'est-ce qu'on s'fait chier! 5  –
2005 Fragile # 19  –
2007 Banco # 31  –
2011 L'an demain # 8 88
2013 Corps de mots 63  –
2014 Terriens 13  –

# : Vocals by Sara Mandiano.

Live albums
Year Album Peak positions
FR
[1]
2001 Viens! 74
2004 28.05.04 48
Compilation albums
  • 2000: 10 ans de Têtes Raides
  • 2006: Aïe
  • 2008: Best Of - 20 ans de Ginette (FR #70)

Videography[edit]

  • 2003: Têtes Raides aux Bouffes du Nord (filmed live in 2002)
  • 2008: Trash live au Bataclan (live filmé en novembre 2006), qu'on retrouve au sein de la compilation 20 ans de Ginette

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tal discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 

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