Not much interesting information about Les Porte-Mentaux other than the fact that it is a French group that will remain mainly in the musical history of the 1980s for the high-caliber single "Elsa Fräulein" released in 1987.
As such alone, we had to devote this article to them.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Combat des races 1986
Sha la la 1986
Elsa Fräulein 1987
Les misérables 1989
C’est juste 1989
Le grand bateau 1989
1986 ... the trend is given from the start : with them it will beat up and strong ! It is therefore difficult to please the general public in these conditions ...
1986 ... a fundamental trend that will remain their trademark until the end. After that, that doesn't prevent them from producing structured pieces that hold up. It's already that...
1987 ... and suddenly, the miracle ! The group delivers here an inspired title and which perfectly respects the musical codes of the moment, at least the normal ones. Result of the races : a completely unexpected hit and which allows them to obtain their direct ticket for posterity. HU-GE !
1989 ... hunt the natural, it comes back at a gallop. The group set off again in boosted mode and de facto re-marginalized himself. Too bad because there was potential in this group, it's clear ...
1989 ... what a pity that they did not play the card of appeasement long before because they had everything to compete with the best French groups of the moment. Cruel error of strategy ...
1989 ... an atypical group, which will have played the card of not respecting the standards until the end but which will have paid a heavy price in terms of fame. Frankly shame ...