Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Sébastien Patoche: J'emmerde les bobos!

France's love of the comedy record continues this week, with Sébastien Patoche at the top of the album charts.

Patoche, a creation of presenter and comedian Cartman, has already had a hit single with Quand il pète il troue son slip, and has followed it up with a second single La cartouche.

 Cartman, known to his family as Nicolas-Bonaventure Ciattoni, established himself in radio before apeparing as a sketch guest on Touche pas à mon poste! which gave his songs a huge audience, rapidly spreading across social media.

 The album J'emmerde les bobos! was released on July 8, and its success echoed the success of Quand il pète il troue son slip which went to number one in the French download charts immediately after its release.

 I'm pretty sure that there are plenty of people who reckon that all French popular music is a bit like Sébastien Patoche, just cheesy party music with a tacky video.

I'm sure also that there are French musicians and commentators shaking their heads despondently.

 But it's worth remembering that at the end of the day, it's pop music and it's meant to make us smile.


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