Thursday, 29 July 2010

Plastic Bertrand admits: Ça n'etait pas moi

slow news day at The Guardian...

Belgian singer blames former producer after admitting his was not voice on Ça Plane Pour Moi.

"The Belgian singer Plastic Bertrand has admitted that the voice that gave the world the 1977 Euro-punk anthem Ça Plane Pour Moi was not his. Roger Jouret, the man behind the Plastic Bertrand persona, had previously denied that he was not the singer on the record. But in an interview with the Belgian newspaper Le Soir, he admitted it had been another singer – and laid the blame at the door of his former producer, Lou Deprijck. His admission came a day after a linguist commissioned by a judge concluded that the singer's accent did not match the voice on the record."


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Looks like Mr Bertrand had a pang of guilt, the allegations were only reported on Tuesday! Unbelievably a linguistic expert was brought in to analyse the vocal phrasing on the song and concluded that all was not cool.

4 comments:

earthgoesaround said...

You can read more about the story here:
http://fillessourires.com/?p=472

TinTrunk said...

Surely this makes him even more plastic? I don't feel cheated at all!

Dom said...

Thanks for the link earthgoesaround. Filles Sourires has come up trumps with a load of 'Ca Plane' cover versions, and a bit more about the history of the song...

Dom said...

Thanks for the comment TinTrunk, maybe we should call him Fake Plastic Bertrand from now on...

Presumably he did sing the rest of the songs on his other records. Does anyone know?