Téléphone, live at Melun Salle des Fêtes, 09 January 1981
Téléphone, were a four piece French rock band, with an early spot for what is now an almost obligitary female bass player in Corine Marienneau. I think the only other ones who existed at this time were Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads), Suzi Quattro, and Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth).
They existed for ten years, 1976 to 1986, and released five studio albums, with this performance falling between the fourth and fith, Au Cœur De La Nuit (In The Heart of the Night) and Dure Limite (Hard Limit). With a traditional rock & roll sound with a little punk thrown in for good measure (punk was little more than r&r stripped back anyway), they were rather famous at the end of the '70's, gaining themselves a support slot on a Rolling Stones world tour. Not too shabby at all.
This bootleg does have a bit of hiss and warble here and there, as it's from an old cassette of course, which at times is a bit annoying but far from unlistenable (I wouldn't post it if it was!).
01 Un Homme + Un Homme 02 Crache Ton Venin 03 Fait Divers 04 Au Coeur De La Nuit 05 Ploum Ploum 06 Fleur De Ma Ville 07 La Laisse 08 Ordinaire 09 La Bombe Humaine 10 Un Peu De Ton Amour 11 Pourquoi N'essaies-Tu Pas 12 Seul 13 Métro (c'est trop) 14 Prends Ce Que Tu Veux 15 Hygiaphone