Label: Tutti Frutti Records - TF 03 • Format: Vinyl LP, Mini-Album • Country: France • Genre: Rock • Style: Psychobilly, Punk
The band was formed in Paris in The band's first album, "Tutti Frutti" was released in Following this album's release they were signed by the major label BMG. However, a shadow was cast across the band for many years when guitarist Marc Police committed suicide in December The video to the band's " Comme un ange Shalala - Wampas* - Tutti Frutti pleure " was directed by Michel Gondry. Having been back on the 'independent circuit' since their contract with BMG ended inLes Wampas released the single " Manu Chao " in It, along with the album's full title, Never trust a guy who after having been a punk, is now playing electromade fun of Manu Chaowho was a member of the successful punk band Mano Negra in the early s like Wampas guitarist Jo Dahanbut who now, according to Didier Wampas, "had accepted the system.
You're inside of it, you profit from it, you're not going to criticize it 'on the side', or else you might not get back in. On Rock'n'Roll Part 9 Shalala - Wampas* - Tutti Frutti , Les Wampas' ninth album not including two live albumsthey released the controversial single "Chirac en prison" in January The song contains the lyrics:.
However, Didier Wampas said, "It isn't really a song against Chirac [ This song has become widely popular among the fans. It is about the death of the famous Italian cyclist Marco Pantani who was found dead in an hotel of the Italian seaside resort of Rimini.
Les Wampas competed against nine other popular French acts for the chance of representing France at the Eurovision Song Contestwith a song called "Faut voter pour nous" You gotta vote for usbut did not win the vote. The group is best known for its frontman and Shalala - Wampas* - Tutti Frutti main lyricist and singer Didier Wampas real name Didier Chapedelaine. He deliberately sings off-key and often high-pitched, hence his recognizable voice.
His on-stage energy, and crowd surfinghoisted and hauled up on garden chairs, are major features of the band's live shows, which frequently end up in a complete mess, Didier Wampas singing among the audience, and a large part of the audience going onto the stage.
Since the release of the album Kisshe comes to hug members of the audience at the end of the show and kiss them goodbye on each cheek. In interviews, Didier Wampas often repeats that he earns approximately a quarter of his private incomes from his activity as a singer, and the rest from his job as a mechanic at the RATP public transportation service in Pariswhich he George Wright - The Genius Of George Wright in spite of the increasing fame and success of the band.
He frequently asserts his opposition to the French system of giving grants to professionals in the performing arts — this attitude is remarkable in the French culture. The album included the songs " Chanteur de droite " a defense of the French singer Michel Sardou and " Karmann "; a tribute to deceased ex-guitarist Marc Police.
Simple et tendre was recorded in London; Les Wampas vous aiment and Never trust a guy In Maythe band headed off to Sweden at Pelle Gunnerfeldt's The Hives for their next record to be released in However, they had seemingly never played in English-speaking Canada or Great Britain, until January when they played the Paris is Burning show at the LexingtonLondon.
They only played once in the United States in Austin, April Commercial success has mainly been in France, Les Wampas Shalala - Wampas* - Tutti Frutti singing in French. From Wikipedia, Per La Terra Di Maggio - Various - La Grande Opera Dal 1600 Al 1926 free encyclopedia. Redirected from Didier Wampas. For the Star Wars fictional creature, see wampa. Les Wampas. Les Wampas at Balelec Categories : Musical groups from Paris French punk rock groups Rockabilly music groups.
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