Vos Voisins - Vos Voisins (expanded)

SKU ProgQuebec 039
First-time ever on CD for this early Quebeçois progressive rock album. This includes both covers (the one that got them in trouble with them on the cover of a faked "Allo Police" (Quebec's tatty scandal rag, ala National Enquirer) and the replacement cover.

"Keyboardist/composer Jacques Perron, drummer Pierre Ringuet, guitarist Serges Vallieres and bassist Andre Parenteau met while accompanying Robert Charlebois, Louise Forestier and Yvon Deschamps. In 1970, they formed Vos Voisins in collaboration with lyricist Marcel Sabourin. In 1971, the group released their only self-titled album. The music is an eclectic mix of hard rock and ballads full of humoristic lyrics, and progressive instrumentals. A real masterpiece ! One of the songs, “The Main Monster”, became a local radio hit. Louise Forestier sings on three tracks. Two bonus tracks from 1970 have been added to the CD reissue. Vos Voisins is one of the most requested reissues by fans of the ProgQuebec catalogue."

"Keyboardist J Perron and drummer P Ringuet had worked together with local celebrities and then with Les Enzymes (L Forestier and Y Deschamps) before hooking up with Guitarist Vallieres and bassist Parenteau and making Vos Voisins (your neighbours). The group made a huge scandal with the releases of their debut (and sole album) with its artwork depicting the scandal paper Allo Police (one of the trashiest ever "newspaper" to ever exist on Earth) and their album had to be taken away from the record shelves after a week or so, after lawsuits... Well the group survived it by changing their artwork and album name, as soon as they could, but failing to capitalize on their "coup", even though one track Monstre De La Main got quite a bit of radio airplay. Needless this original artwork album is worth a small fortune. Musically the standard prog quartet developed an organ-driven hard prog laced in with plenty other influences, with drummer Ringuet and keyboardist Perron writing all the music, but getting extra help for the lyrics. Historically important for Quebec's scene, their hard rock (sometimes Crimsonic). Vallières would be later in Ville Emard Blues Band." - Progarchives.com

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