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2.10 | 36 ratings | 3 reviews | 3% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1984

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Les Yeux D'Un Fou (3:55)
2. (Je N'Suis) La Pour Personne (4:10)
3. Piège A Coeur (3:59)
4. Harmonie (3:44)
5. (Hé !) Cobaye (3:33)
6. Les Fous Demandent Un Roi (5:57)
7. Guignols (3:28)
8. Guignols (La Chasse) (2:07)
9. Fou (4:12)
10. Crever D'Amour (Prélude) (2:40)
11. Crever D'Amour (Coït Terminal) (4:20)

Total time 42:05

Line-up / Musicians

- Christian Décamps / lead vocals, piano, co-producer
- Serge Cuenot / guitar
- Francis Décamps / synth
- Laurent Sigrist / bass
- Jean-Claude Potin / drums, percussion, drum programming

- Frédéric Bétin / programming

Releases information

Artwork: Phil Umbdenstock

LP Trema ‎- 310.182 (1985, France)

CD Trema ‎- 710 182 (1990, France)

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ANGE Fou ! ratings distribution

(36 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(3%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(11%)
Good, but non-essential (17%)
Collectors/fans only (44%)
Poor. Only for completionists (25%)

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Review by ZowieZiggy
1 stars The traditional fan of the great Ange of the seventies that I am is suffering quite a lot when he listens to their eighties production. From "Vu D'Un Chien" through "La Gare De Troyes", Ange produced rather weak (to say the least) albums.

I'm afraid that they won't release a great one with "Fou !"

Several songs have an horrible disco-beat sound "Les Yeux D'Un Fou", "(Hé !) Cobaye", while most of the others have the rock atmosphere of their previous albums. Very little prog here. Both "Guignol" are useless (especially "La Chasse")

Some numbers will have a pop/rock mood as "(Je n'suis) Là Pour Personne". Some FM music with "Piège à Coeur".

The first song being in the Ange tradition (strange ambiance and more complex structure) is "Les Fous Demandent Un Roi". It appears as a highlight on this rather weak album. But do not except a masterpiece à la "Capitaine Coeur De Miel" of course. But it is a pleasant song.

The title track is hard to categorized. Crazy I guess (as its title suggests...).

Ange will usually release some good songs (three or so) even on poor albums (except "Moteur!"). In this case there is very little to retain here. If you are keen to listen to some "special" sounds during a song, I would rather suggest you to listen to "Love On The Beat" from Serge Gainsbourg than "Crever D'Amour".

One star.

Latest members reviews

2 stars Ange is one of the best french prog groups I know but their eleventh studio record from 1984, thirty years ago, wasn't good. The record is called "Fou!" and it do contains some great elements and something of its former glory even if it's hard to find it. The cover is quite funny with a hard i ... (read more)

Report this review (#1126529) | Posted by DrömmarenAdrian | Sunday, February 2, 2014 | Review Permanlink

4 stars For the longest time, this was one of only four Ange albums that I was able to pick up in my corner of the world. I already had Au-Dela du Delire, Emile Jacotey, Guet-Apens. "Fou", for me sounded like Ange modernised their sound. Mind You, I obviously had not heard the intervening albums. But I l ... (read more)

Report this review (#118872) | Posted by | Wednesday, April 18, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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