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FrenchKiss: Real Glam from France

Posted on Monday, September 20, 2010 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments7 Comments

Let's be honest: France isn't really known as a hot bed of Glam Metal. But, I've come across a young little band called Frenchkiss and they seem to have some potential. There's some accent issues, but they definitely have that signature Glam guitar tone down.

I suspect singer Franky Fackerz got all his moves from Bret Michaels - there's a lot of similarities in the vocal phrasing also. Not surprising, the band covered Poison. The band played "Talk Dirty to Me" in some club in Paris and the crowd looks *huge.* I swear, the people in France must be desperate for metal, right? There just isn't much good music to go around over there in the land of awesome food, clothes and wine. I'd share more biographical details, but the Facebook bio is written in French and I can't read that language.



Here's the demo of "Nice to Me"



And one more. Here's "Sexpectations"


Reader Comments (7)

Sounds good. You could always chuck the French into google translate to get an idea of the bio.
September 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterspence
Yet another great find, Al. This will go on my "Nu Metal" playlist. An awesome slice of Frenchified Glam Metal, of which there is not much.

The French had a few back in the day including the absolute standout, Sweet Lips, who I've mentioned before here and whose album, "XOXO" is just phenomenal and fairly hard to find. And it's not cheap but worth every penny!

As I've also mentioned before, they do a killer amped up version of Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes" and nearly every other track is hot, too, especially "Born To Rock".

Seriously, Sweet Lips are on par with Poison and all the rest of the usual suspects.

Back on French Kiss. Like 'em but, to me, there not quite as up there with my faves of this ilk, Reckless Love or Hansel. And, guess what else, folks? Those are both bands Allyson has found for us, too!
September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Whatever you want to say about music in France, the French certainly treat our blues and jazz legends with far more respect than they ever get in America.
September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBob
The French also have a heritage of significant musical artists.

Michel Le Grand
Serge Gainesbourg
Jane Birkin
Claudine Longet

And more recently, the electronica superstars, Air...

For a departure to a totally chill album that will mellow you out beyond belief (if you can stand it, hahaha!!!), check out their now classic, "Moon Safari".

And the daughter of Gainesbourg and Birkin, Charlotte, who, incidentally, also collaborated with Air on the superb album, "5:55".

This is just the tip of the iceberg and I know there are many others, past and present, including some Rock'n'Rollers and International Pop stars who had some hits here and worldwide over the years, but I'm a little fuzzy on the topic as my interest in this stuff is from my NYC Lounge Lizard days, or should I say, nights, hahaha!!!

I am just so glad to see such a Rockin' band comin' out of there right now with French Kiss! And it's Glam Metal, no less!
September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I discovered these guys a few months back, I cant wait for their first full-length album. France and metal dont go together very often
September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMike
I love these guys
September 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervenice
There are alot overseas ! South America has Gunner Sixx ! A few more are Wildstreet , Killenger from the US , Loveblast from here ! There are several from Sweden and several from Britian , Japan , Greece and many more ! I call them the New Generation (New Gen) ! Nu metal is actually what bands like Theory of A Deadman and Halestrom and Nickleback are called !
October 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike

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