Official vinyl pressings of unreleased material by 60's to 80's French bands
LP 33 rpm, 15 tracks, (P) & (C) 2007 Mémoire Neuve, MN001, 500 made
* 1 à 4 : Studio Adama (1979), 5 à 7 : Studio Isis (1980)
** 1 à 2 : Studio Isis, 3 : Live Egletons, 4 : Live Lormont, 5 à 8 : Live La Benauge
Formed in June 1978 by four youngsters (Thierry Tuborg-vocals, Vincent Tungstène-guitar, Richard Spleen-bass, and Jean de Rivière-drums), Stalag was one of the very first punk rock bands in Bordeaux. Bass player Richard Spleen would soon join Strychnine and be replaced by Beber Belliard. With window panes being destroyed at the end of their first gig on the campus, Stalag whose name was spray-painted on the walls of the city center of Bordeaux immediately gained a sulfurous reputation. In the year 1979, Stalag toured the whole South West region of France (including Les Entrepôts Lainé in BX with Strychnine), played near Toulouse (at the mythical Pied), as well as in Paris (Golf Drouot, Palais des Glaces), and nearby (Printemps de Bourges). On stage, Stalag was fast and raw, and the closer the band got to the end of the set, the more furious it sounded. During 1980 and 1981, Stalag joined the 'Bordeaux Rock' tour with les Standards, Stilletos, STO, Strychnine... (i.e. the famous BX bands starting with "ST"), playing over a hundred gigs. Stalag one and only single (Date limite de vente / Secrets) was released in early 1981. Pressed in a quantity of 1000, it is now a collector item that has reached cult status. In early 1982, Stalag decided to split. The rest is history...
"Date limite de vente" can be found on the compilation "Killed By Death 007". "Dernier cri" from the same studio session than the single can be heard on the compilation "Bordeaux Rock 1977-1987" (released in 2005, produced by Bordeaux Rock and distributed by Baleine).