Very little information concerning the singer Billy, whose real name is Laurent Bitan, except that he will remain mainly in the musical history of the 80s for the title "Au temps des surprises-parties" released in 1983. Single which will be a great success in France this year.
As such alone, he deserved this article.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Au temps des surprises-parties 1983
Le rock a Billy 1983
La leçon de danse 1983
Bye bye 1984
Tous les samedis soirs 1984
Je me sens loin de vous 1984
Les papas du rock 1984
Combien de fois tu me le dis 1985
Je dirai tout 1986
Papa Ludwig 1986
Ok les filles 1987
Dee Jee man 1990
Parle moi 1992
Si tu veux de moi 1992
T'es ma nana 1992
1983 ... a single title, THIS title, was enough to bring One Shot the young Laurent into the musical history of the 80s on the French side. A title in Rockabilly mode, light and airy at will, which works perfectly and which will remain as one of the big hits of the year in France. HU-GE !
1984 ... inevitably, the rest was a little more complicated to manage than expected. Even if this title is nice, the young Laurent will never manage to repeat the feat. We suspected a little ...
1984 ... a Rockabilly fashion which has its limits and which is starting to look somewhat obsolete in the mid-1980s. A change in tone is needed...and fast !
1984 ... after the frenzied rhythms, here he is venturing into the Intimist mode, an obligatory musical parenthesis in the very particular style that is his. And my gosh, the Ultimate Slow he delivers to us is far from devoid of interest. Unfortunately, mass has already been said as they say ...
1984 ... a title which spins at 200 km/h and which comes close to leaving the road. If there is no questioning quickly, poor Laurent is unlikely to come back in the race a little ...
1985 ... still so fast, still so punchy but still so quirky. A bias that necessarily isolates ...
1986 ... the years go by and nothing changes. The problem is here. The competition is light years ahead but here nothing changes. Strange strategy ...
1986 ... what is certain is that he will have remained faithful to his convictions until the end. A good consistency but which, in the end, will have turned out to be totally sterile ...
1986 ... a semblance of evolution which is rather in the right direction. But the delay is so significant that it is almost impossible to straighten the bar at this stage ...
1992 ... the metamorphosis. Finally ! It took him almost 10 years to finally take stock of his time. The problem is that we are in the 90s. Where he could have hit the mark with his new style in the previous decade, it will be almost mission impossible in this new decade
1992 ... he will have tried until the end. A good resistance which will unfortunately not be rewarded. Pity...
1992 ... when we remember what he was doing 10 years ago, it is clear that there is a total metamorphosis. But a metamorphosis that will have happened far too late. Hard law of the trade ...
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