The Vietnam Veterans

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This article is about the French musical group. For veterans of the Vietnam War, see Vietnam veteran.
The Vietnam Veterans
Origin Chalon-sur-Saône, France
Genres Psychedelic rock
Years active 1983–1988, 2009–present[1]
Labels Lolita Records
Music Maniac Records
Associated acts The Vietnam Chain
Temple Gates
The Thyrd Twin
The Gitanes
Website The Vet's MySpace page
Members Mark Enbatta
Lucas Trouble
James Kibut
Eric Lenoir
Past members Greg Jones
Martin Joyce
Angelo Jupp
Steve Palermo
D.D. Richardson

The Vietnam Veterans is a French psychedelic band, hailing originally from Chalon-sur-Saône, a commune in eastern France. They released six full-length albums during the 1980s, starting in 1983. The band was praised by many alternative music publications, including Bucketfull of Brains during the 1980s. After a 21-year-long pause, they are now active again.[1][2]


After releasing their compilation album The Days of Pearly Spencer in 1988, they broke up, and some members moved on to other projects. In 2005 The Vietnam Veterans released a single called "I Give You My Life / Children Eyes", and in 2009 a full-length album called Strange Girl (As The Gitanes). The band The Gitanes was one of the projects a few of the former Vets had, and the name is now added to The Vietnam Veterans name, calling it "The Vietnam Veterans (a.k.a. The Gitanes)".[1][3][4]


Current members[edit]

  • Mark Enbatta – lead vocals, guitar (1983–1988, 2009–present)
  • Lucas Trouble – keyboards (1983–1988, 2009–present)
  • James Kibut – (2009–present)
  • Eric Lenoir – (2009–present)


Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Label Notes
1983 On the Right Track Now Lolita Records Re-released 1985 by Music Maniac Records
1984 Crawfish for the Notary Lolita Records Re-released by Music Maniac Records
1986 In Ancient Times Music Maniac Records
1987 Catfish Eyes... and Tales Music Maniac Records
2009 Strange Girl (As The Gitanes) Music Maniac Records
2014 Fistful of Love Nova Express

Live album[edit]

Year Title Label Notes
1985 Green Peas Music Maniac Records Double LP

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Label Notes
1988 The Days of Pearly Spencer Music Maniac Records
1989 The Music Maniac "Gimmick" Compilation Music Maniac Records Various artists. Song: "Wolf"


Year Title Label Notes
2005 "I Give You My Life / Children Eyes"


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