- There couldn’t be a better way
to sum up the philosophy of the Gangbangers who, since 1994, have
electrified French bars and venues in the tradition of the Dictators,
Radio Birdman, the Replacements, the Nomads and other leaders
of today’s and yesterday’s international rock scene. "It might
be a long way to the top" but, considering the techno-rap tidal
wave sweeping through this end of millennium, the Gangbangers
have decided to answer in the best possible way, " faster
and louder ".
- Born out of the burning
cinders of some of the most influential bands in town, the Gangbangers
started out as a high energy cover band and their raw and uncompromising
renditions of such classics as " Cinderella ", " Cold
Turkey ", " Rock’n’roll Soldiers ", " Dancing barefoot
" or " Detroit Rock City " quickly imposed them as a
very powerful live band, leaving nothing but empty beer cans and
pierced eardrums behind. They soon started to write their own
songs and finally developped a more personal sound and, after
the release of a split EP, they toured with Sator in the beginning
of 1997. Then, while keeping on playing all over the country,
they recorded two ass-kicking cover versions of the Boys’ " Sick
on you " and the Nomads’ " Surfin’ in the Bars ",
which respectively appeared on two compilations in 1997 and 1998.
In June 1999, they released their much awaited first album, " morethanyoudeserve ".
- They have recently opened
for DM3 in Annecy and raised hell with the NOMADS in Geneva and
- 1995 :
1 song "3 Amigos"
on the compilation Larsen Recordz n°10 " FZ010 ".
- 1996 :
Split EP 4 songs with SATOR on Action Records " AR001 ".
- 1997 :
1 song "Sick on you"
on compilation Satisfaction Guaranteed
(A Tribute to the Boys) Action Records
" AR100LP ", rereleased in 1999 on Vinyl
Japan " ASKCD97 ".
- 1998 :
1 song "Surfin’ in
the bars" on the compilation
Frissons 98 " MA 02 ".
- 1999 :
First album "morethanyoudeserve" on Action Records
" AR101CD ".
"When The Shit Hits
The Fan" on Action Records
" AR102CD ".