The twenty-fourth track in my All-Time Top 25 Tunes is ‘Ça plan pour moi’, by Plastic Bertrand.
A delicious combination of anarchic pop/punk and bubblegum rock, Belgium’s Roger Allen François Jouret inflicted the character of Plastic Bertrand singing ‘Ça plan pour moi’ on to the world in 1977 (even though the vocals were actually recorded by Lou Deprijck).
And the world is all the better for it.
At a time when the music industry was struggling to balance the weight of musicians who were taking themselves so seriously they believed they were the musical reincarnations of Ernest Hemingway, against the up-and-coming punksters who wanted to slash and burn their way in to the public consciousness, ‘Ça plan pour moi’ was what the world needed.
The is the musical version of a bottle of Lambrusco.
Throw it down your neck (in to your ears), have fun and jump around the room.