Les Sinners

albums w/ jackets & lyrics
BAmanda Meta Marshall (born August 29, Francois Guy Louis Parizeau (drums) Charles Linton Daniel Valois Jay Boivin Alain Jodoin (vocals; 1970) The Silver Spiders were formed in Quebec in 1965 by Guy, Parizeau and Linton. Following their demise several months later Parizeau formed Les Sinners with Boivin. In 1968 they had a short life charting single “Go Go Trudeau” which played on the popularity of Prime Minister Trudeau’s election rally. Guy quit the band in 1968 to form a trio (which recorded the hit single “Quebecois”) and Les Sinners carried on. With another line-up change in 1970 the band focused on studio work with new lead singer Alain Jodoin who put the band on the charts with the comeback single “Je Chante” that year. In 1972 they built their own recording studio in Montreal where they recorded the majority of their continuous output including their bilingual 1975 album ‘Les Sinners?’. with notes from Boivin. Singles 1967 Penny Lane/Les Greves D’aujourd’hui (Jupiter) JP-1088 1968 Go Go Trudeau (Jupiter) 1970 Je Chante 1974 Douce Folie Albums 1968 Go Go Trudeau (Jupiter) 1975 Les Sinners (Celebration) Les Sinners was a French-speaking rock band formed in Montreal , Quebec , Canada 1 . Their album Vox populi is considered one of the most important works of Quebec rock of the 1960s. Summary 1 Discography 2 References 3 External links 4 Notes and references Discography Sinerism (Rusticana, 1967) Sinnerismes (Jupiter, 1968) Vox populi (Jupiter, 1968) Sinners (Trans World, 1971) ? (Chelsea, 1975) Jos Roy’s Way Of Cross (Columbia, 1976) And under the name The French Revolution 2 : C.Cool (CANUSA, 1968) Quebeckers (Trans-Canada, 1969) Note: The French Revolution can be considered the same group under another name, since there were 4 members in common, and a compilation of Sinners covers the albums published under this name. A group originally from Montreal, was formed in the summer of 65. It included singer François Guy, Gilles “Jay” Boivin on solo guitar, Georges Marchand on rhythm guitar, Charles Prévost-Linton on bass guitar and Louis Parizeau on drums. Influenced by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, they first made versions of English-speaking successes, but soon became known for their musical talent, anti-conformism and arrogance. The Sinners signed with Rusticana and produced an album to be released later, following the success of the song Penny Lane in May ’67. Their first three singles, which will go almost unnoticed, however, label London in 1966. At the beginning of 1967, they produced a first single with Jupiter; Penny Lane will be a great success by climbing the first ranks of the charts. François Guy and Louis Parizeau play in the film “Kid Sentiment” with the music and songs of Sinners as soundtrack. Despite some changes among the members of the group, they continue to give performances here and there and propose the song Do not stay in the rain which will become their biggest success. The songs She returned, Go go Trudeau and The hippies of the neighborhood will also be successful. The Sinners ceased as a group in October 1968 and some of its members then formed the group The French Revolution. 1966 – London 45 rpm FC 734 – She came back / Remembering FC 743 – Hymme à Zoé / Sinérisme FC 749 – The third escape of Mohamed’z Ali / The grass is green but I am weary 1967 – Jupiter Single JP 1088 – Penny Lane / Today’s Strikes JP 1099 – Do not stay in the rain / Disc jockeys JP 1117 – Late it is late / I do not know 1968 – Jupiter single JP 1132 – Mr. Ding Ding / Today and Tomorrow JP 1138 – Go Go Trudeau / Go Go Trudeau JP 1149 – The hippies of the district / Castles JP 2000 – The Place / The Place 1968 – Canusa 45 rpm C 364 – The lumberjack’s ballad / The neighborhood hippies Albums 33 tours Sinners Sinerism (1967 – Rusticana CKL-1243) Sinisma – Candid color count down – The anthem in Zoe – Sour as a sidewalk – I’m tired – The third escape from Mohamed Zali – Nice try – She came back – Cleopatra – The memory. The Sinners (1968 – Jupiter JDY-7009) Penny Lane – Our Pond – The Legend of the Lost Nymphs – The Grilled Teeth – LSD Ha! Ha! – The hymn to Ti-Pop – Today’s strikes – I dream of you – The clowns – Versailles 1667 – The little mouse – The disc jockeys. Vox populi (1968 – Jupiter JDY-7015) Vox populi – Fou du roi – Late, it’s late – Today and tomorrow – Kid feeling – Duty to leave – I do not know – For a long time already – Mr. Ding Ding – Marie-Jeanne – Why believe to forget time – Vox populi. The Sinners sing 24 successes (1968 – Jupiter JPL 11022 Penny Lane – Our pond – The legend of lost nymphs – Grilled teeth – LSD ha! Ha! – The hymn to ti-pop – Today’s strikes – I dream of you – The clowns – Versailles 1667 – The little mouse – The disc jockeys – Vox populi – King crazy – Late it is late – Today and tomorrow – Kid feeling – Duty to leave – I do not know – For a long time already – Mr. Ding Ding – Marie-Jeanne – Why believe to forget time – Vox populi. Intellectuals, shameless, terrible children of yé-yé … At the heart of the relatively wise image of the Sixties, the Sinners bear their name well. One of the group’s first public releases, to mark the release of a single, is not a demonstration with placards on the steps of the Oratory? We love the sinners , the false picketers are suddenly scattered in different directions and the remaining half of the slogan becomes We Sin … The tone is given: these sinners are not at all repentant and will tend to increase on the escapades of their idols: the Beatles for musical inspiration and the Rolling Stones for attitude. In the midst of the brilliant blows and the shattering declarations, the members succeed each other, but the spirit remains, during the first part of their astonishing career, at least. From their first impulses, in the middle of the decade, we still have three singles and an album: ” Sinerisme ” (sic), become one of the most sought after among the followers of that time. However, it was with their cover of the first openly psychedelic song of the Beatles “Penny Lane” that the band succeeded in imposing themselves on the airwaves when their friends of Mersey’s did the same with a song that the Sinners already had their repertoire “I’m tired” or more exactly “The grass is green but I’m tired” as inscribed on the singles London, chosen label for the simple reason that it was that of the Rolling Stones records! “Penny Lane” as well as their first official album ” Sinnerismes ” appear however on Jupiter, independent label although distributed by London. This is immediate success. The troubling fidelity of the recording, the perfectly conforming adaptation of which the lyrics are signed by Stéphane Venne make it a serious rival to the Beatles original piece on several radio stations. In front of the impact of this single, it is difficult for them to avoid repetition and it is a version of Herman’s Hermits’ success “Do not stay in the rain” that will be their next single. However, with the complicity of their audience, many of whom like to play the iconoclasts, they are in a state of uncertainty when presenting this new single to the program Jeunesse d’aujourd’hui. Disregarding the usual lip-sync practice, these loustics arrive on the set with a baby elephant and spend 2 minutes 15 of the song trying to contain the poor beast terrorized by this unusual environment. This will be the last time they are writing a foreign version, and the last time they are invited to this show, at least for the current season! The frequent fans do not miss to play the B-sides of these two singles, “Today’s strikes” and “Disc-jockeys” in all the jukeboxes they see. The Sinners now have their tribe that they like to represent in some of their compositions, often written in collaboration by François Guy and Charles Linton, two of the most prominent members of the group with Louis Parizeau, worthy emulator of drummer Keith Moon. Another outstanding character in the history of the Sinners is Jean-Guy ‘Arthur’ Cossette, a former member of the Jaguars and emeritus guitarist. These are the four pillars of the group found on the cover of the third album, receiving the good news (or forgiveness for their sins?) In the immaculate scenery of the Côte-des-Neiges cemetery. If the previous album drew on a wide musical range, ranging from blues as in “Les dents grillées” to the minuet of “Versailles 1667”, passing by the identity “Hymne à Ti-Pop” where we notice the visit of Donald The other artist Jupiter, it will be quite different for this one. ” Vox Populi ” is recognized as the first album-concept essay by pop artists in Quebec. Not only is there a beautiful musical unity, almost entirely assumed by the Guy-Linton tandem, but the object itself is listened to in one feature, various vocal or musical interventions acting as sequences between the different songs. Among these, one notices “Kid Sentiment” which is also the title of the film “de Gogo truth on the youth of today” that realizes Jacques Godbout and in which participate Louis and François. It is however the titles “Late it is getting late” and “I do not know” which are offered on 45 single. The latter do not reach the same popularity as the two previous ones but turn sufficiently on the radio to impose a sound to the Sinners. 1968 is a very active year on many levels. The most singular group of the yé-yé generation and the most singular songwriter of the brotherhood of the chansonniers unite their talents to underline in their own way the intrusion of an equally singular character in the political arena. With the song “Go Go Trudeau”, written by Tex Lecor, they announce more than they denounce the arrival of the political spectacle. A little later, they re-offend by taking a critical look at their peers: “The hippies of the neighborhood”. These two successes, as well as “La ballade du bûcheron”, an alternative title for “Le retour des chantiers” by Serge Deyglun , are carried by the voice of Charles Linton which will be the final contribution before he leaves his colleagues to try solo adventure. From Charles, George Marchand, one of the founding members of the Sinners, returned to the fold after staying for almost two years with the Mersey’s as a bassist. The passage to the house Canusa, owned by Tony Roman , a former headliner of the house Jupiter, coincides with the change of name which in turn transfigures the quartet. Without necessarily taking themselves seriously, the musicians of La Revolution Française turn the page on a part of the history of the Sinners. After a couple of years, Louis and Arthur reformed the band on the occasion of the ” Long game west turn ” of the latter. The song “Mon 50 cents” is also credited to the Sinners and is joined to a song by Alain Jodoin, former Mersey’s and new singer of the Sinners: “I sing”, for its release in 45 rounds. The arrival of Daniel Valois, singer and flautist, completes the new formation. The new Sinners venture again in many directions, with unequal success. The songs “Chicoutimi”, “Heavy” and “OK l’chien” from the eponymous album of 1971 on label Trans-World, turn in a few FM stations and serve them as landmarks in this underground period. With “Gentlemen of the Jury” the group produces its own bootleg , inspired by the felicist Paul Rose’s plea, while “Ben Right People” is initially a commercial jingle based on the summer slogan of Radio-Mutuel. Incidentally, this record will be their most commercial success of the 70s. The albums ” ? ” (Published in French and English versions) and ” The Way of the Cross by Jos Roy ” are more adventures in the studio than the fruit of a regular presence on stage. In this sense, and by very different paths, the Sinners have experienced an end that can be compared to that of the Beatles. But here the comparison will stop. Unlike its inspiration, the Quebec band will have had its brief resurrection at Club Soda in Montreal on Valentine’s Day 1984. But the real surprise, the one that the fans did not expect the slightest bit of the world, will be released on CD in the early 90’s of the full-length content of the album ” Vox Populi ” in English . Nearly a decade later, in the winter of 2002, the Maison Mérite reveals a selection in two parts of the most famous pieces of the group and the French Revolution. During Phase I of the Sinners, the group consisted of: François Guy: guitar, voice Jean-Guy ‘Arthur’ Cossette: guitars (from 1967) Georges Marchand: guitar, voice (1965-1967, 1968) Charles Prévost-Linton: bass, voice Louis Parizeau: battery The group also counted among its ranks: Jay Boivin: guitar, voice (1965-1966) Ricky Johnson: The Guitar (1966) Ernie Rock: guitar (1966-1967) Daniel ‘Ringo’ Laurendeau: The Drum (1968) During Phase II of the Sinners, the group consisted of: Jean-Guy ‘Arthur’ Cossette: guitars, voice Alain Jodoin: voice Louis Parizeau: battery Daniel Valois: flute, guitar, voice (from 1972) The group also counted among its ranks: Serge Blouin: The Bass (1976) Claude Hétu: keyboards (1976) Serge Locas: keyboards, melotron (1975, 1976) André Parenteau: Bass (1970) Walter Rossi: The Guitar (1975) Richard Tate: drums (1975, 1976) Denis Violetti: electric guitar (1976) – Full cast and crew With notes from Richard Baillargeon, Roger Drolet, Eric Filion, Charles Linton, Denise Pantis