Label: Mad Butcher
Time: 45 min.
Lyrical themes: socialism , real life
Style: Ska Punk
LES PARTISANS started as a band in 1994 in Lyon (France). After recorded two demo tapes and one EP, they decided to recorded a long album with better sound conditions than before and more technical support too. It was difficult to find a label to make, distribute and promote punk-rock bands in the 90s, LES PARTISANS decided to contact with a german veteran label "Teenage Rebel Records", which was and is run by Rüdiger Thomas since 1988. The final result was better than expected and the disk had quite succes in the french underground scene. The band continues still nowadays active, mixing punk, and ska with intelligent lyrics inspired (probably) by classic bands like The Clash or Sham 69. 1994 / 2002. Eight years of rumble, brotherhood and hopes. Back in these days when in a french city, against the current, few guys decided to play old style street-punk with a warm soul flavor. They wanted to put their boots in the tracks of bands like Stiff Little Fingers, The Redskins, Kortatu, Nuclear Device, The Jam, Angelic Upstarts, Camera Silens. Style, social concerns and melodic anthems : fifteen songs to break the fatality of a wasted working-class youth.