Frenetic Dancing - test pressing Gougnaf Mouvement - December 1984
Night Dance / Femme Fatale / You say why ? / Mad Train
Recorded by Godefroy de Maupeou at Juvisy sur Orge in November 1984 during 5 days.
These four tracks should have been the second Gougnaf Mouvement issue
but weren't due to vinyl pressing problems.
More than 30 7" were given to the band's friends to avoid collector's greed
among the forty-three existing.
Mad Train should have been part of Best of Vol.2 from Ozagen Rds.
You say why has been issued by the english label Criminal Damage on the compilation
"Raw cuts" vol. 1.
Fifty pieces were re-issued in January, the 30th 1989.
Max Well's copy (on the below)
Frenetic Dancing - Gougnaf Mouvement GM005 - January 1985
Night Dance / Femme Fatale
The final version of the previous 7".
Recorded by Godefroy de Maupeou at Juvisy sur Orge in November 1984.
Hundred copies were given with the fanzine Comme un boomerang #3 in December 1986
Some sleeves of the previous test-pressing were used as promo items.
1000 copies for the first pressing.
Femme Fatale, written by Eric has nothing to do with the Velvet Underground song. MRR :
Great rocked-out pop-punk. Very straightforward, driving, fuzzed-out R'n'R ...
catchy and powerful. B-side is not the Velvet Underground song.
First single from this French four piece who have no volume controls on their equipment.
Loud and louder depending on their mood. Played at speed and trashing straight to your heart.
Nineteen #14 (Feb. 85) :
The sleeve is black, poor, wonderful. A proud photo on the verso. And the record, compact
full, saturated, incandescent, loud, loud, loud. Two real great songs. Rock and roll at
the native state. Wild. Lyres, Nomads, Sonics, Australians, make place, and hat in hand !
Never a 7" made me such a strong impression since the first Feelgood (ten years exactly !).
I would be almost scared to See Les Thugs on stage. Scared to be disappointed. Scared
that they would not be at the same level as these two great faces.
Never Get Older - Closer CL0761 - March 1986
Never Get Older / Sunday Time
Never Get Older is taken from Radical Hystery.
Sunday Time was recorded during the same studio session.
Frenetic Dancing - Gougnaf Mouvement GM005 - 1989
Night Dance / Femme Fatale
Re-release of the first Les Thugs single. Distributed by New Rose. Test pressing on the right.
Something's Gonna Wrong Again - Fanzine Rock Hardi Int. Fun Club #9/10
RH06 - October 1989
Same version as above - first 200 copies of the zine were sold with the flexi
Special issue of the zine for the '89 Les Thugs tour in the USA
Split EP with Sale Défaite
Edition on green and violet vinyl - Taken from Radical Hystery
As Happy As Possible - Sub Pop 237 - 1993
As Happy As / August
Taken from As Happy As Possible
I was dreaming - Labels - mini CD promo - November 1997
I was dreaming / Les lendemains qui chantent
Taken from Nineteen Something. Recorded at the Black Box studio
(of Iain Burgess) at Noyant la Gravoyere (near Angers) in June 1997.
Production Kurt Bloch. Mastered at the Exchange (London) by Mandy Parnell.
New Centurions - Frenetic Dancing - FD002 - April 1998
Split single with Salaryman : Les Thugs cover "New Centurions" by Salaryman
and Salaryman "Biking" by Les Thugs.
1500 copies issued.
EP 4 tracks - Labels - mini CD promo - September 1999
Le Hamac / Gone / Nineteen Something / And he kept on whisling
Le Hamac and Gone recorded and mixed by Tech assisted by Yann Madec
at the Black Box studio in march 99. Nineteen Something recorded and
mixed by Kurt Bloch at the Black Box studio in june 97 (unreleased
track from the Nineteen Something album sessions). And he kept on
whistling recorded and mixed by Steve Whitfield in january 91 at
"the live house" Launceston, England (different mix from the one
of the album IABF).
CD 2 tracks - On A Faim - OAF!D035 - October 2000
Strike / Dreamer
Live in Angers, February 1996.
Issued with the fanzine On@Faim! special #9/10.
CD 6 tracks - Crash Disques - Crash CDP 57 - January 2004
Papapapa / Moon Over Marin / Stop The War / Dead Dreams /
Femme Fatale / I Love You So.
Promo item issued by Crash for the 2CD compilation "Road Closed".
45T - Pitshark - RIK025 - 2011
Birds Of Ill Omen / Motörhead 200 items on white vinyl and 300 on black vinyl.
Birds Of Ill Omen : recorded during the No-Reform tour in 2008 at la Maroquinerie.
Motörhead : recorded live in Berne, january 1990.