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putan club

FeministElectronicIndustrialAvantRockTechnoWorldSauvagerie

A trio 70% female, from Italy and France, based between Agrigento and Faro. Voices, guitars, bass, drums & computer. The PUTAN CLUB declines feminism, electricity, electronics & savagery - as if Skrillex violated the Birthday Party: groove and high tension. Trance, Dance and Challenge.

The PUTAN PLUB is intended as a resistance cell, characterized by a mode of doing (force actions in various places) very close to the first plots of European partisans during the last world war and today by opponents from all over the world. Resistance is organized by the archaic and immediate means of our century: electric voices and rumors, tanks and counted words, like saying from cave painting to the most daring conceptualism, from avant-rock to contemporary classical music more brutal techno/house, from kiss on the mouth to kick in the ass ...

The PUTAN CLUB does not belong to any church (rock, techno, jazz, avant, punk, world or what-the-fuck-ever) but claims the right to be all that, even more. And proved it, from Laâyoune to Beijing. Finally, the PUTAN CLUB collaborates regularly with other demons such as Lydia Lunch, Eugene S. Robinson or Denis Lavant.

With an average of more than 180 concerts a year, over 2000 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. 

 

Gianna Greco (I) : bass, vox, effects, computer, electronics
Zoé Martinot (F): drums

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

 

 ... hey baby, it's subversive ...

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. And 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
- Ifriqiyya Électrique, “Laylet el Booree”, Glitterbeat Records, 2019


zoé martinot


“Are you creating art to make money and pet the nice & kind bourgeois citizens? " Tristan Tzara, 1918


”Musicians, artists, theatre people are among the strongest and bravest people on the face of the earth. In one year they face daily rejection by people more than what others live in an entire life. Every day they face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should find a real job, and their own fear of no longer working in the future. Every day, they have to ignore the possibility that the vision they dedicated their lives to is an impossible dream. With every note, opera or performance expose themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism and arbitrary judgments. Every year that passes, many of them look at how their peers achieve the goals of a normal life - the car, the family, the house, the savings. Why? Because artists are willing to give their entire life to one moment, to that tune, to that sentence, to that agreement or to that interpretation that will touch the soul of the public. Artists are people who tasted the juice of life at that crystalline moment where they let their creative spirit out and touched someone else's heart. At that moment they were closer to magic and perfection than anyone else could have. And in their hearts, they know that devote to that moment is worth more than a thousand whole lives."  David Ackert

”By striving to do the impossible, man has always achieved what is possible. Those who have cautiously done no more than they believed possible have never taken a single step forward.”  Mikhail Bakunin

”When God created man She was only experimenting.”

”Darum ist das innerste Formgesetz des Essay die Ketzerei.”  Adorno, Theodor W. : Der Essay als Form, in: Theodor W. Adorno: Noten zur Literatur [Gesammelte Schriften 11], Suhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main 1974. Seite 33.

Zoé Martinot is a drummer -and much more- coming from Jupiter. And she kicks your  ass. Strongly & repeatedly.



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, l'Ifriqiyya Electrique 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 National 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
- Ifriqiyya Électrique, “Laylet el Booree”, Glitterbeat Records, 2019


+ 53 compilations.