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Plastic Bertrand - Ca Plane Pour Moi

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On this date in 1977, Plastic Bertrand released his second single, "Ca Plane Pour Moi". It was backed by "Pogo Pogo". Both tracks appeared on his debut album, An 1. The single reached the #8 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The melody was strangely similar (or almost identical) to that of "Jet Boy, Jet Girl" by Elton Motello. In fact, both tunes were Elton Motello songs that he re-did with new lyrics and titles ("Ca Plane Pour Moi" was set to the tune of "Jet Boy, Jet Girl"). Plastic Bertrand was the drummer for Elton Motello when the songs were written. His real name is Roger Jouret and he had released his first single in 1975, "New Promotion". The Brussels, Belgium punk/new wave singer still records.



Wikipedia: Plastic Bertrand

Official Website: plasticbertrand.com

Video: Plastic Bertrand - Ca Plane Pour Moi - on Top Of The Pops - 1978 - youtube

Blogload: Plastic Bertrand - An 1 - isksp.blogspot.com

1 comments:

LARZ GUSTAFSSON said...

Finally someone who got it all right!
"Jet Boy Jet Girl" is the original version of the song.
I have been in touch with Elton Motello (Alan Ward) himself and he has confirmed this.
Plastic Bertrand's first album, "An 1" also included some other Motello tracks like "Get The Guy" ("5.4.3.2.1"), "Pogo Pogo" (same title but French lyrics) and the Small Faces cover "Sha La La La La Lee" but in French).

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