Jacques Dezandre better known by his stage name Gogol Premier (born 10 August 1957, Paris) is a French punk-rock singer.
In the early 80s, Gogol and his band " La Horde" first founded a punk group combining music and happenings, which propelled him into the premises of Hara Kiri under the eye of Professor Choron for a memorable concert.
Setter, the group was promoting alternative rock that advocate independence and self-production, giving more than 300 concerts throughout France and abroad. Gogol Premier produced a prolific amount of music accumulating larger sales, more than a dozen albums and hundreds of thousands copies sold... Songs of Hope and anger against world injustices, Gogol Premier agitator, President madness and laughter on our crazy planet .
If it was the first, it is now the last of the Punks. And he is back with Kabaret Punk masterpiece anti-crisis thirteenth installment of his extensive discography, a worthy descendant of Charles Trenet and Jacques Lanzman, the album starts with the festive First President Gogol.
Gogol got noticed thanks to its provocative texts such as "J'encule" ; most famous song and ode to anarchy from the "master without a master"; its preferred themes are, religion with its famous song "if God was not a serious topic",politics with songs such as "May 88" etc.. Concerts from Gogol want to be "anarcho-mystical happenings" where the public is invited to make any fantasies onstage between joy and madness.
Gogol Premier, often called the Master or Papunk, performs on stage with different groups :
"La Horde" from 1982, it includes Patrice Diaw (aka Crawa) with the guitar, and Catherine Machete ;,
Les Électrodes from 1984 with Martial on the drum (replaced during a tour by Cambouis; the actual drummer of La Souris Déglinguée), Jean-Paul Corréa with the guitar and Gangster with the drum.,
The group which preceded Gogol premier and the Horde was called 15/95. There is one single which came out in 1981 under the following label: Tumulte, autoproduction of 1,000 print where Gogol premier is a Drummer. The cover is drawn in black and white.
The first single of "La Horde" was released in November 1982 at New Rose (Patrick Mathé and Laurent Thévenon). The group was composed by Gogol premier (Jacques Dezandre), Patrice Diaw, Denis Diaw and Richard Alexandre ; the management was done by Anne-Marie Monville. The personal assistant from Gogol premier is Alain Couvé, from 1982 to Jan 1984.
On 19 December 2004, Gogol is on stage, giving a concert at "La Loco" in Paris. Since then, Gogol Premier is regularly showing up, with new musicians, including Michaël Zurita from Satan Jokers.
On 1 February 2007, Gogol write an open letter to Ségolène Royal.
In 2014, Gogol Premier plays at L'Olympia his last album, Kabaret Punk !
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