Pas De Deux

Pas De Deux

Pas De Deux represented Belgium for the 1983 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The mainstream audience did not understand this unconventional song (a simple tune and just one line of text: 'Rendez-vous. Maar de maat is vol, en mijn kop is toe'). The band ended third from last. Nonetheless 'Rendez-Vous' became a big summer hit in Belgium that year. Pas De Deux released one mini-album and a couple of singles.

main members were Walter Verdin, Hilde van Roy and Dett Peyskens

Pas De Deux Discography Tracks


Pas De Deux Des Tailles (MiniAlbum) Parsley, Parsley Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
6.25 632 Pas De Deux Axe Ends(LP, Album) Zip 6.25 632 Germany 1983 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PD 201 Pas De Deux The Lonely Guys(7") Pas De Disx PD 201 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
Pas De Deux Mani Meme (Single) Parsley Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
Pas De Deux Rendez-Vous (Single) Parsley Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
Promo Pas De Deux Flexible Biography Eurovision '83 Munchen(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Promo) Parsley Promo Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
V25/83 Pas De Deux / Mark Stewart And The Maffia Pas De Deux / Mark Stewart And The Maffia - Cardiocleptomanie / Learning To Cope With Cowardice(Flexi, 7") Vinyl Magazine V25/83 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version


MW031 Pas De Deux Cardiocleptomanie(LP, Ltd, Comp, Blu) Minimal Wave MW031 US 2011 Sell This Version


Add Review



August 8, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
I'm not sure what to make of Pas de deux. Were they a serious New Wave/art rock band, or a parody of that scene? The infectious "Mani Meme" is sung in Italian (perhaps broken Italian) and sounds like the real deal. "Lonely Guys" is lyrically innocuous, but the faux British accents are a little over the top. "Cardiocleptomanie" and "Rendez-vous" could go either way. "Cardiocleptomanie" as a Eurosong entry, seems like they were trying to be subversive, seeing what they could get away with.

The video for "Cold Turkey" (and the fact that they recorded it in a coldwave style) is what casts doubt on everything; there's no way it could be anything but ironic, right? So then I go back and look at the other clips again, and consider the band's very limited output...I think maybe the whole thing is just this Walter Verdin's art project, using various post-punk indie pop/dance genres as a vehicle to take the absolute piss out of the scene.

Maybe I am completely wrong about this. Regardless, I love them. Watch the linked clips and see what you think.

Videos (17) Edit