Smurf In The Gulag

by Clair Obscur

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12" single published by Cathexis Recordings (UK) in 1986, distributed by The Cartel.

A Side - "Smurf In The Gulag"
recorded by Alain Painchaud and Clair Obscur at Studio A, Rennes. Mixed at F2, London.

B Side - "Le Cheminement du Pelerin", "La Ballade des gens Heureux"
recorded live by Olivier Tirmarche at La Grange A Musique, Creil on 24th May 1986 (not included here).

All tracks lyrics and music, Thierry Damerval, Christophe Demarthe, Nicolas Demarthe

Vocals, Christophe Demarthe
Guitar, Keyboards, Nicolas Demarthe
Bass, Keyboards, Voice, Thierry Damerval
Drums, Jean-Yves Liot

Re-mastering, Markus Aschenbrenner
Cover design & painting, Philippe Touzard
Drawing, Philippe Sury

Many thanks to Leslie & Antoine Crespin, Gérard, Centre Georges Brassens, Robert King.


released January 1, 1986


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Of all the bands that animated the French cold wave and industrial scene of the 1980s, Clair Obscur is certainly one of those whose influence was most vivid beyond the borders of France.

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