Les Rita Mitsouko

Profil:
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

Les Rita Mitsouko - Rita Mitsouko illustration d'album Rita Mitsouko* Rita Mitsouko (Album) Virgin France 1984 Vendre cette version
Les Rita Mitsouko - The No Comprendo illustration d'album Les Rita Mitsouko The No Comprendo (Album) Virgin, Virgin US 1986 Vendre cette version
Les Rita Mitsouko - Marc & Robert illustration d'album Les Rita Mitsouko Marc & Robert (Album) Virgin Canada 1988 Vendre cette version
Les Rita Mitsouko - Re illustration d'album Les Rita Mitsouko Re (Album) Virgin, Virgin Italy 1990 Vendre cette version
Les Rita Mitsouko - Systeme D illustration d'album Les Rita Mitsouko Systeme D (Album) Delabel, Delabel Canada 1993 Vendre cette version
Les Rita Mitsouko - Acoustiques illustration d'album Les Rita Mitsouko Acoustiques (Album) Delabel France 1996 Vendre cette version
Les Rita Mitsouko - Cool Frenesie illustration d'album Les Rita Mitsouko Cool Frenesie (Album, Single) Delabel Europe 2000 Vendre cette version
Les Rita Mitsouko - La Femme Trombone illustration d'album Les Rita Mitsouko La Femme Trombone (Album) Virgin, Virgin Ukraine 2002 Vendre cette version
Les Rita Mitsouko - Les Rita Mitsouko En Concert Avec L'Orchestre Lamoureux illustration d'album 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 Europe 2004 Vendre cette version
Les Rita Mitsouko - Variety illustration d'album Les Rita Mitsouko Variety (Album) Wagram Music, Because Music Europe 2007 Vendre cette version
Les Rita Mitsouko - The Eye, More Variety illustration d'album Les Rita Mitsouko The Eye, More Variety (MiniAlbum) Because Music France 2007 Vendre cette version

Singles & EPs

Les Rita Mitsouko - Don't Forget The Night illustration d'album Rita Mitsouko* Don't Forget The Night (Single) Virgin France 1982 Vendre cette version
Les Rita Mitsouko - Minuit Dansant... illustration d'album Rita Mitsouko* Minuit Dansant... Virgin France 1982 Vendre cette version
Les Rita Mitsouko - Restez Avec Moi illustration d'album Rita Mitsouko* Restez Avec Moi (Single) Virgin France 1984 Vendre cette version
Les Rita Mitsouko - Marcia Baïla illustration d'album Rita Mitsouko* Marcia Baïla (Single, Maxi) Virgin France 1984 Vendre cette version
Les Rita Mitsouko - C'Est Comme Ça illustration d'album Les Rita Mitsouko C'Est Comme Ça (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin Portugal 1986 Vendre cette version
Les Rita Mitsouko - Andy illustration d'album Les Rita Mitsouko Andy (Maxi, Single) Virgin Canada 1986 Vendre cette version
Les Rita Mitsouko - Les Histoires D'A. illustration d'album Les Rita Mitsouko Les Histoires D'A. (Single) Virgin France 1987 Vendre cette version
30051 Les Rita Mitsouko - The No Comprendo illustration d'album Les Rita Mitsouko The No Comprendo(CD, Maxi, MP) Virgin 30051 France 1987 Vendre cette version
Les Rita Mitsouko - Mandolino City illustration d'album Les Rita Mitsouko Mandolino City (Single) Virgin, Virgin Europe 1988 Vendre cette version
Les Rita Mitsouko - Le Petit Train illustration d'album Les Rita Mitsouko Le Petit Train (Maxi, Single) Virgin Europe 1989 Vendre cette version
Les Rita Mitsouko - Singing In The Shower illustration d'album Les Rita Mitsouko & Sparks Les Rita Mitsouko & Sparks - Singing In The Shower (Single) Virgin Germany 1988 Vendre cette version
Les Rita Mitsouko - Tongue Dance illustration d'album Les Rita Mitsouko Tongue Dance (Single, Maxi) Virgin UK 1989 Vendre cette version
50698 Les Rita Mitsouko - On Va Danser illustration d'album Les Rita Mitsouko On Va Danser(Cass, Single, Promo) Virgin 50698 France 1989 Vendre cette version
Les Rita Mitsouko - Hip Kit illustration d'album Les Rita Mitsouko Hip Kit (Single) Virgin France 1990 Vendre cette version