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Hubert Félix Thiéfaine

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Origin  Franche-Comte, France
Name  Hubert-Felix Thiefaine
Labels  Sony Music

Years active  1978–present
Genres  Pop, Rock
Role  Singer


Born  21 July 1948 (age 67) (1948-07-21)
Occupation(s)  Singer, Writer, Composer
Website  Official site (in French)
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Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine ([ybɛʁ feliks tjefɛn]) is a French pop-rock singer and songwriter. He was born on 21 July 1948 in the town of Dole in the Jura département.

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Mostly shunned by television and radio, he has built over the years – through word of mouth and frequent touring – a considerable following which allowed him to fill the 17,000-seater Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy for an anniversary concert in 1998. In recent years he has been increasingly name-dropped as an influence by the latest generation of performers in France, and was the subject of a tribute album of covers in 2002. He has been performing since the late 1960s and releasing records since 1978.

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Musically, Thiéfaine draws mostly from classic rock, with rare nods to the latest musical trends, and generally leaves the arranging to a collaborator. His songs are most notable for instantly recognisable lyrics, with their trademarks streams of consciousness, surreal and often extreme or dark imagery, often tinged with comedy, cynicism, literary references, neologisms and liberal use of scientific, long or foreign words. The lyrical mayhem sometimes spreads into comically long song titles, such as Enfermé dans les cabinets (avec la fille mineure des 80 chasseurs), or Exercice de simple provocation avec 33 fois le mot « coupable ». His education in a Catholic boarding school has also left deep traces which surface in his lyrics in the form of biblical quotations and cheerfully blasphemous lyrics.

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His avowed influences include Léo Ferré, Lou Reed, and many French, Anglo-Saxon and German novelists and poets, with a preference for romantic literature.

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Discography

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Albums

Studio albums
  • 1978 – Tout corps vivant branché sur le secteur étant appelé à s'émouvoir
  • 1979 – Autorisation de délirer
  • 1980 – De l'amour, de l'art ou du cochon
  • 1981 – Dernières balises (avant mutation)
  • 1982 – Soleil cherche futur
  • 1984 – Alambic/sortie-sud
  • 1986 – Météo für nada
  • 1988 – Eros über alles
  • 1990 – Chroniques bluesymentales
  • 1993 – Fragments d'hébétude
  • Live albums
  • 1983: En concert (double album vinyl or double CD)
  • 1986: En concert vol. 2 (double album vinyl or double CD)
  • 1988: Routes 88 (double album vinyl or simple CD)
  • 1995: Paris-Zénith (double CD)
  • Compilations
  • 1988: 1978–1983
  • 1989: 1984–1988
  • 1998: 1978–1998
  • 2002: Les fils du coupeur de joints (homage & compilation)
  • 2006: Les Indispensables – compilation
  • 2009: Séquelles (Peaked in SNEP France #58 and BEL (Wallonia) #56)
  • Videos

  • 1992 : Bluesymental tour (VHS)
  • 1995 : Paris-Zénith (VHS)
  • 1999 : En concert à Bercy (DVD)
  • 2007 : Scandale mélancolique tour (DVD)
  • Songs

    Dès que le vent soufflera2014
    La fille du coupeur de joint…tout corps vivant branché sur le secteur étant appelé à s'émouvoir… · 1978
    La Ruelle des mortsSuppléments de mensonge · 2011

    References

    Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine Wikipedia


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