Thierry Hazard, whose real name is Thierry Gesteau, is a French singer-songwriter who really started his musical career in 1982 when he became the singer of the group GPS (Garage Psychatrique Suburbain….!).
Group with punk tendency, passed almost unnoticed and which will nevertheless produce two mini-albums.
It wasn't until the year 1988 that he began a solo career that began with the release of the single "Poupée psychédélique", a single that turned out to be a ... failure !
He takes more to get discouraged and that's how another single called ... "The Jerk" was released in 1989. This time, the success is dazzling and colossal, the title sets fire to all the Dancefloor in France and Navarre. It will sell 500,000 copies. The singer goes overnight from being a complete stranger to a recognized star.
On the strength of this unexpected success, "Poupée psychédélique" emerged in 1990, a single which was also a hit in turn, like what.
His first album "Pop music", strongly influenced by 70s sounds and rhythms, was released the same year and greatly benefited from the enthusiasm generated by the 2 singles that preceded it. The album was a success in turn.
Album that will produce other hits like "Les brouillards de Londres" and "Un jour c'est oui, un jour c'est non".
We had to wait 3 years and the year 1993 before the album "Ou sont pâssés les beatniks ?". Unfortunately, the Jerkmania fizzled out and the album was a failure. Failure from which he will not recover, halting the meteoric rise of this talented composer.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Le Jerk 1989
Poupée psychédélique 1990
Les brouillards de Londres 1990
Un jour c’est oui, un jour c’est non 1990
Goodbye Mary 1990
Les temps sont durs 1991
Julie est trop rude 1993
Où sont passés les beatniks 1994
1989 ... which will surely remain as one of the biggest sensations of this year 1989 and of the decade itself. An amazing track that sets fire to all the Dancefloor in France and propels One shot the singer into the limelight. MAS-TER-FUL !
1990 ... he put the cover back a year later with a title that was almost as strong as his predecessor. Two awesome titles in quick succession and which make him fit very quickly and definitively into the musical legend of the 80s
1990 ... we could have hoped for the pass of 3 but unfortunately it will not be the case. Despite a certain quality, this title will not be able to equal the 2 others. The impossible no one is bound !
1990 ... a BIG year 1990 which ended in style with a 3rd major title. But will that be enough for the rest ...?
1990 ... come on, the year 1990 is not quite over. Here he delivers an astonishing title, out of the ordinary but of more than certain quality. This boy is really talented !
1991 ... the years go by but are not necessarily alike. After a shattering career start, the rest is more complicated to manage. Just like the inspiration which turns out to be quite fluctuating ...
1993 ... after an empty year 1992, we find him much more inspired in this year 1993. But the public has unfortunately - already - turned the page ...
1994 ... a meteoric career that ends in virtual anonymity. But who will still leave in history 2 pieces of anthology which still continue today to make the happiness of many Djs every Saturday evening in France ...
Greatest Hits :