Los Matadores ‎– Vie Hippie / Pain De Sucre

Discomad ‎– 466 275
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM

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A Vie Hippie
Written-By – J J Billet*, M. Papperi*
B Pain De Sucre (Sega)
Written-By – M. Papperi*


Side A is a 70's rock song.
Side B is Sega music.

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November 23, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
It seems this group has tried very different pop styles, without adopting any.

The B side is an instrumental traditional folk dance tune

The A side sounds like a 100% garage track from Madagascar, with '50s sounding electric guitar, bass, drums, basic organ, shouts, lots a great soli or duets, well played.

The lyrics, sung in French, are rather weird, the kind you finally wonder what they meant to say.

It talks about the "HIPPIE LIFE", and the less we can say is this life's no fun...

Below are the original lyrics of the song "Vie hippie" plus an English language translation.
(I'm not 100% sure about the end, maybe I lost something.)

Je suis pauvre je le sais
personne ne veut me parler
mes amis sont partis
les flics me courent après
je n'ai mène pas de papiers

je ne mange presque pas
je me couche où ça me va
car je mène la vraie vie hippie

Je longe les rues sans but
ma montre je l'ai vendue
ma femme je l'ai perdue
un sou moi je n'en ai plus
cette vie je l'ai pas voulue

je suis seul dans la vie
je sais plus si je m'enfuis
car je mène la vraie vie hippie !

Je vis je ne sais ou
la nuit je m'promène partout
les gens me traitent de fou
ça c'est parce qu'ils sont jaloux
ils ne savent rien du tout

pour moi ça c'est ma vie
aux Etats-Unis comme on dit
que les jeunes ont cette vie

English translation :

I am poor, I know
nobody wants to talk to me
my friends are gone
the cops are after me
I don't even have IDs

I eat almost nothing
I sleep where I feel like
for I leave the real hippie-life

I walk along the streets without a goal
my watch I sold
my wife I lost
a coin, me I don't have any more
this life I didn't want

I am alone in life
I don't know anymore if I'm flying away
for I leave the real hippie-life

I leave I don't know where
at night I wander around everywhere
people say I'm crazy
this is because they're jealous
they don't know any thing

for me this is my life
in the United States like one says
that the young have this life