Les Rita Mitsouko

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Les Rita Mitsouko came together in the Spring of 1979 and debuted with Ringer on the organ and Chichin on guitar, while everything else was prerecorded. They performed around Europe, playing several clubs and bars until finally playing under the name les Rita Mitsouko for the first time in November of 1980.
The band signed to Virgin Records in 1982, giving them their first opportunity to release a single "Minuit Dansant". The B-side of the record, "Don't Forget the Nite," became a surprise radio hit and was re-released as the A-side soon after. They moved to Cologne and began recording their eponymous debut album, and by the end of 1984 the album was out and "La Jalousie" and "Marcia Baila" became big hits in Europe. Ensuing tours with the Smiths and Kid Creole revealed their growing popularity, and by 1986 they were ready to record their second album with producer Tony Visconti. Filmmaker Jean-Luc Goddard filmed the process, resulting in the oddball documentary Soigne Ta Droite. The No Comprendo was finally released at the end of the year. The band moved to New York in early 1987 to hold auditions for a live band. The following tour, which covered most of Europe, was an enormous success.
Marc et Robert was the next album, written mostly in the studio, and featuring songs written and performed with Sparks. Another tour followed, leading to the construction of the band's new studio in their home.
By 1990, they decided to release a remix album (Re) and then released Systeme D in November of 1993. More hits appeared, including a duet with Iggy Pop on "My Love Is Bad." A live album was released next, Acoustiques, which sparked another tour through Eastern Europe. Their records were properly released to America in 1999, and following a quiet period they reappeared in 2000 with the Cool Frenesie album.

On Wednesday November 28th 2007, Fred Chichin died from cancer while the band had just cancelled their previous concert dates in Paris. He was only diagnosed with the disease two months before.
It was announced on the 8th of February 2008 on the band's website that Catherine Ringer is due to resume touring this April following the death of her partner and Les Rita Mitsouko collaborator, Fred Chichin. Catherine will pick up with the band that she and Fred put together for the release of their latest album 'Variety' on Because Music.
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Albums

70238 Les Rita Mitsouko - Rita Mitsouko album art Rita Mitsouko* Rita Mitsouko (Album) Virgin 70238 France 1984 Sell This Version
7 90616-4 Les Rita Mitsouko - The No Comprendo album art Les Rita Mitsouko The No Comprendo (Album) Virgin, Virgin 7 90616-4 US 1986 Sell This Version
VL4 3042 Les Rita Mitsouko - Marc & Robert album art Les Rita Mitsouko Marc & Robert (Album) Virgin VL4 3042 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
TCV 2637 Les Rita Mitsouko - Re album art Les Rita Mitsouko Re (Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin TCV 2637 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
V4 7 2438 39146 4 7, V4 39146 Les Rita Mitsouko - Systeme D album art Les Rita Mitsouko Systeme D (Album) Delabel, Delabel V4 7 2438 39146 4 7, V4 39146 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
7243 8 42711 4 5 Les Rita Mitsouko - Acoustiques album art Les Rita Mitsouko Acoustiques (Album) Delabel 7243 8 42711 4 5 France 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 48756 2 6 Les Rita Mitsouko - Cool Frenesie album art Les Rita Mitsouko Cool Frenesie (Album, Single) Delabel 7243 8 48756 2 6 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
72438 130664 2 Les Rita Mitsouko - La Femme Trombone album art Les Rita Mitsouko La Femme Trombone (Album) Virgin, Virgin 72438 130664 2 Ukraine 2002 Sell This Version
72435 772442 5 Les Rita Mitsouko - Les Rita Mitsouko En Concert Avec L'Orchestre Lamoureux album art Les Rita Mitsouko En Concert Avec L'Orchestre Lamoureux* Les Rita Mitsouko En Concert Avec L'Orchestre Lamoureux* - Les Rita Mitsouko En Concert Avec L'Orchestre Lamoureux (Album) Virgin 72435 772442 5 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
3127522 Les Rita Mitsouko - The Eye, More Variety album art Les Rita Mitsouko The Eye, More Variety (MiniAlbum) Because Music 3127522 France 2007 Sell This Version
none Les Rita Mitsouko - Variety album art Les Rita Mitsouko Variety (Album) Wagram Music, Because Music none Europe 2007 Sell This Version
none Les Rita Mitsouko - Variéty album art Les Rita Mitsouko Variéty (Album) Because Music none Europe 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

104 722, 104.722 Les Rita Mitsouko - Don't Forget The Night album art Rita Mitsouko* Don't Forget The Night (Single) Virgin, Virgin 104 722, 104.722 France 1982 Sell This Version
600219, 600.219 Les Rita Mitsouko - Minuit Dansant... album art Rita Mitsouko* Minuit Dansant... Virgin 600219, 600.219 France 1982 Sell This Version
SA 1007 Les Rita Mitsouko - Restez Avec Moi album art Rita Mitsouko* Restez Avec Moi (Single) Virgin, Virgin SA 1007 France 1984 Sell This Version
90163 Les Rita Mitsouko - Marcia Baïla album art Rita Mitsouko* Marcia Baïla (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin 90163 France 1984 Sell This Version
505483 Les Rita Mitsouko - C'Est Comme Ça album art Les Rita Mitsouko C'Est Comme Ça (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin 505483 Portugal 1986 Sell This Version
VDJ040 Les Rita Mitsouko - Andy album art Les Rita Mitsouko Andy (Maxi, Single) Virgin VDJ040 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
SA 1212 Les Rita Mitsouko - Les Histoires D'A. album art Les Rita Mitsouko Les Histoires D'A. (Single) Virgin SA 1212 France 1987 Sell This Version
111 879, 111 879-100 Les Rita Mitsouko - Mandolino City album art Les Rita Mitsouko Mandolino City (Single) Virgin, Virgin 111 879, 111 879-100 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
VS 1212 Les Rita Mitsouko - Tongue Dance album art Les Rita Mitsouko Tongue Dance (Maxi, Single) Virgin VS 1212 UK 1989 Sell This Version
90518 Les Rita Mitsouko - Le Petit Train album art Les Rita Mitsouko Le Petit Train (Maxi, Single) Virgin 90518 France 1989 Sell This Version
S 111 861 Les Rita Mitsouko - Singing In The Shower album art Les Rita Mitsouko & Sparks Les Rita Mitsouko & Sparks - Singing In The Shower (Single) Virgin S 111 861 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
50698 Les Rita Mitsouko - On Va Danser album art Les Rita Mitsouko On Va Danser(Cass, Single, Promo) Virgin 50698 France 1989 Sell This Version
90632, 90 632 Les Rita Mitsouko - Hip Kit album art Les Rita Mitsouko Hip Kit (Single) Virgin 90632, 90 632 France 1990 Sell This Version