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PUTAN CLUB

ElectronicIndustrialAvantRockTechnoDubstepSauvagerie

© Renaud de Foville

The pUTAN cLUB is not belonging to any Church (rock, techno, jazz, avant, or what the fuckever) but can be all of this. And we proved it, from Laâyoune to Beijing.

 

The pUTAN cLUB is a resistance unit, distinguished by a way of action near to the very first European partisans conspiracies during the last world-war (strength actions in diverse places) and resistants in Iraq, Afghanistan or Chechnya.

 

The resistance is organized with the archaic and immediate ways of our century : voices & electrical rumors, military tank & counted words, as to say from the fresco painting to the most daring conceptualism, from avant-rock to modern contemporary music to the most brutal techno/house, from the mouth kiss to the kick in the ass, and so on...

 

The places of action are plural: from the Paris art-gallery to the Bosnian squat, from the German museum to a Japanese club, from a Belgian theatre to the most mythological portuguese festival.

 

The pUTAN cLUB is claiming a bakuninian action of agit-prop. ... hey baby, it's subversive ...

 

Two beasts on the road. Vox, guitars, bass & computer, industrial, techno/dubstep, electricity & sauvagerie - as if Skrillex was raping the Birthday Party : groove and high-voltage.

 

With an average of more than 180 concerts a year, 1000 concerts since its creation, regularly on Tour in Europe, China, Turkey, Africa and Central Asia as well as part of numerous festivals as Bazant Pohoda ( SK), Tomorrow Fest (Shenzhen, RPC), Milhoes ( PT), Croisements festival (Beijing, RPC), Amplifest (PT), the pUTAN cLUB is iconoclastic, violent, groovy and and resolutely feminist-revolutionary. Trance, Dance and Defiance.

 

i·con·o·clast (ï-kon'o-klast'), n.

1. One who attacks and seeks to overthrow traditional or popular ideas or institutions.

2.One who destroys sacred religious images.

 

Then obviously, the pUTAN cLUB is LYDIA LUNCH’s favourite detonator.

 

Gianna Greco (I) : bass, vox, effects, computer, electronics

François R. Cambuzat (F) : guitars, vox, computer, electronics

gianna greco

 

Gianna Greco's teenage years, and her early career as a musician in the deep south of Italy were accompanied early on by a merry disgust for the two-headed Hydra of a society in which she lived. A parasitic system founded for the benefit of a privileged class on one side, and on the other the male prerogative which declared one half of humanity free and autonomous while reducing the other half to slavery. A one-sex society. A man's world. Gianna also became conscious early on of the triple nature of female slavery: ignorance, capitalism, and men.

 

In 2011 the Tunisian revolution gave her reason for optimism, so at the end of February she travelled to Tunisi. She witnessed at first hand the excitement surrounding the 'High Commission for the fulfillment of revolutionary goals, political reform, and democratic transition'. Gianna Greco was stunned by the strength of Tunisian women and struck by personal encounters.

 

Eventually, disgusted at the outcome of this 'highest organ' and of the Ennahda movement's embrace of ultra-liberal economics which was followed by a series of dubious governments, the twenty-two year old Gianna Greco returned to Europe and took up arms. She had the inside of her left thigh tattooed with a quote by Pier Paolo Pasolini; "the world is becoming corrupted by a wellbeing made up of selfishness, stupidity, superficiality, gossip, moralizing, coercion, and conformity: any form of participation in this corruption is, today, an act of fascism", and in 2013, after a series of unsatisfying experiences, she founded pUTAN cLUB, a cell for artistic activism founded on ideals of levity, swiftness, proletarianism, atheism, and iconoclasm.

tomorrows festival, shenzhen, rpc

In just three years pUTAN cLUB performed more than 600 concerts in Europe, Asia, and Africa, and participated in several prestigious international festivals, including Amplifest (PT), Pohoda (SK) and Tomorrow (RPC). And still they proudly refused to have any involvement with agents or the press.

 

Gianna now lives between Pamir, France, and Argentina, and continues to follow only that which gives her a thrill.

 

"Being an artist is above all an existential choice: either one gives voice to the conservative structure of society, accepting the role of a robot controlled by the powers that be, or one can take part in the progressive elements of society and attempt to establish a revolutionary relationship between art and life." - Gian Maria Volontè

 

Selective discography :

 

- Shotgun Babies, “Destroy Your Beauty”, 2008

- Shotgun Babies, “Riot On Sunset, Vol.16”, 272 Records, Hollywood USA, 2009

- Shotgun Babies, “Symbiotic Trip”, 2009

- Shotgun Babies, "Under The Grind", M. A. Productions, 2010

- Shotgun Babies, “Denderah”, Officine Cantelmo, 2010

- Shotgun Babies, "Rock With Mascara", Rock With Mascara, 2010

- Shotgun Babies, “Musichiamoli Tutti”, Arci Real, 2011

- Muffx, “Époque”, Ill Sun Records, 2012

- Lydia Lunch’s Putan Club, «Don’t pressure the man with the knife », UJPE, 2013

- Putan Club, "AMPMIX022", compilation Amplificasom, 2013

- Putan Club, "SAVE GAZA - Free artists for free Gaza", compilation, 2014

- Shotgun Babies, “Private Games”, Atypeek Records, 2015

- Putan Club, "Kaüzpellaplatz II", compilation Associação Terapêutica do Ruído, 2015

- Ifriqiyya Électrique, “Rûwâhîne”, Glitterbeat Records, 2017

- Putan Club, "Filles de Mai", Toten Schwan Records, 2017

françois r. cambuzat

 

François R. Cambuzat (F) founded The Kim Squad & Dinah Shore Headbangers, il Gran Teatro Amaro, la République du Sauvage, l' Enfance Rouge, the Trans-Aeolian Transmission, the Machine Rouge and other diseases. He performed over 5000 concerts all over the planet. The pandemic is clickable here.

 

First of all bass player then saxophonist (resident in Bedford Stuyvesant, at seventeen he played with Dizzy Gillespie at the New York ‘s Blue Note), his life was then saved from the American poverty by the rock 'n' roll by interviewing Iggy Pop and so becoming independent journalist for diverse medias, getting then enough money allowing him to fuck away from the States.

 

Of short return in France, he kept on avoiding it. François R. moved to London, Rome, Berlin, Hamburg, Tunis, Brussells, Lecce, and so on.... Among others, François R. did invite and create with Lotfi Bouchnak, Eugene S. Robinson, the Notional Orchestra of the Rachidya, Luciano Berio, Emanuele Luzzati, Lydia Lunch and Denis Lavant.

 

François R. Cambuzat is the artistic director of the Trasporti Marittimi Festival.

 

Selective discography :

 

- The Kim Squad, "Young bastards", Virgin Italy, 1987

- François R. Cambuzat, "Notre-Dame des Naufragés", Virgin Italy, Stile Libero, 1988

- François R. Cambuzat canta il Gran Teatro Amaro, "Uccidiamo Kim", Virgin Italy, 1990

- Il Gran Teatro Amaro, "Port Famine", RecRec Zürich, 1991

- Il Gran Teatro Amaro, "Hôtel Brennessel", RecRec Zürich, 1993

- Il Gran Teatro Amaro, "Piazza Orphelins", RecRec Zürich, 1995

- François R. Cambuzat et les Enfants Rouges, "Swinoujscie-Tunis", L'Enfance Rouge, 1995

- François R. Cambuzat et les Enfants Rouges,"Radioira", Il Manifesto, 1997

- François R. Cambuzat et les Enfants Rouges, "Taurisano-Cajarc", Polygram, 1998

- François R. Cambuzat et les Enfants Rouges, "Reus-Ljubljana", L'Enfance Rouge, 1998

- François R. Cambuzat et les Enfants Rouges, "Trienni TalpClub", G3G Records, 1999

- L'Enfance Rouge,"Il Mucchio Selvaggio", Il Mucchio Selvaggio, 2000

- L'Enfance Rouge, "Davos-Leros", Audioglobe, 2000

- L'Enfance Rouge, "Rostock-Namur", Audioglobe, 2002

- L'Enfance Rouge, "Krsko-Valencia", Wallace Records, 2005

- L'Enfance Rouge, "Krsko-Valencia", T-Rec, 2006

- La République du Sauvage, Irfan + FromScratch , 2007

- L'Enfance Rouge, "Trapani-Halq al Waady", Wallace Records + T-Rec, 2008

- Le Grand Orchestre du Désastre, "Setlasevir", Great Arabian Recordings, 2011

- L'Enfance Rouge, "Bar-Bari", DisquesDePlomb+WallaceRec+MusicaPerOrganiCaldi, 2011

- L’ Enfance Rouge + Eugene S. Robinson, "The First Will & Testament",UJPE, 2013

- Lydia Lunch’s Putan Club, "Don’t pressure the man with the knife", UJPE, 2013

- Ifriqiyya Électrique, “Rûwâhîne”, Glitterbeat Records, 2017

- Putan Club, "Filles de Mai", Toten Schwan Records, 2017

 

+ 53 compilations.

 

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