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Very little info about Les Calamités, other than the fact that it's a French group founded in Beaune and made up of Caroline Augier, Isabelle Petit, Odile Repolt and Mike Stephens.


Group that will remain mainly in the musical history of the 80s for the enormous single "Vélomoteur" released in 1987.


As such alone, we had to devote this article to them.


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Toutes les nuits 1984

  • Pas la peine 1984

  • The kids are all right 1984

  • Le supermarché 1984

  • Behind your sunglasses 1984

  • Malhabile 1984

  • C'est embêtant 1984

  • Vélomoteur 1987

  • J'en ferai bien mon quatre heure 1987



Clips :


1984 ... a supercharged, light and playful debut which above all suggests real potential. These girls have a style that is out of the ordinary and begging to be expressed. The best is yet to come ...



1984 ... their style really starts to hit the mark and the girls are emerging more and more as one of the revelations of the moment. All that remains is to release THE title that will allow them to make history ...



1984 ... it is clear that wanting to sing in English was not necessarily their best idea. In addition, when they play it 100,000 volts !



1984 ... their 'quirky' side is as much their strength as their weakness. On some titles, it works perfectly, on others a little less ...



1984 ... we will still have to wait a bit for the great fireworks display. After a more than encouraging start, the girls cannot confirm all the good that we think of them. Can and must do better !



1984 ... it is clear that 1984 will not be the year of consecration. The girls are looking for each other and there is still a little work to do, that's clear. Let's give them a little more time ...



1984 ... what is certain is that these girls have nothing in common with the rest of the competition. This is also the miracle of the 80s !



1987 ... we will have to wait 3 more years and THIS title to see girls achieve the Nirvana ! Here they quite simply deliver the biggest success of their short career and one of the biggest hits of the decade, just that. Like what, it was enough just to give them a little time. HU-GE !



1987 ... a very nice adventure which is already drawing to a close. The girls will stay mainly in the musical history of the 80s for 1 title but what a title !



Wiki :

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Calamit%C3%A9s

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/55096