samedi 12 janvier 2008

Les Thugs - Dirty White Race - 1988

French band Les Thugs started in April '83 with five members among which a lead singer Philippe Brix. Rapidly, the band had four musicians (June '83) : the singer and guitarist Eric, the other guitarist Thierry Meanard, the bassist Gerald Chabaud and the drummer Christophe. Pierre-Yves, the third Sourice brother, replaced Gerald after his decision to stop after the 88 tour in Sardinia.

On the contrary to what English-speaking people tend to think, Les Thugs (not The Thugs) aren't basic hooligans. They are the worshippers of Kali, wife of Siva goddess of death, violence, vengeance, and the annihilation of the creation (she is ugly, has four or six hands, and drinks the blood of her victims, surrounded by skulls). The Thugs are a sect since the 12th century in India. They practiceritual murder by strangulation with a silk scarf (to avoid blood). As they have to assassinate for the money, their victims are rich. They were part of the Indian society and paid taxes. The English caught around 1500 of them in 1835. Apparently, some of them are still living in Angers, France.

Dirty White Race was recorded in April 1988 at the Redwood studios London by Alan Scott during 2 days on 24 tracks. Co-production Alan Scott / Les Thugs. They signed with Alternative Tentacles a few years later.

01 I Need You
02 Lost In The Suburbs
03 Dirty White Race
04 The Hedge Hogs

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