Sunday, May 22, 2011

Artist: Corbeau, Album: Illegal, Song: Illegal

Corbeau were a rock band from Quebec that formed in 1977.  They were  formed originally by two former Offenbach members, Michel Lamothe and Roger "Wezo" Belval.  Offenbach was a very successful francophone blues rock band that started in 1969 and released a string of albums before culminating their career in 1986.  Michel and Wezo left midstream and started Corbeau who released their debut album in 1979.  They added Donald Hince, Jean Millaire as well as blond bombshell, Marjolene Morin on vocals.  They did very well within the borders of their home province and released five albums before they broke up in 1984.  Illegal, was their third release in 1982.  Marjolene actually re-recorded the title track on her own retrospective release entitled, Marjo Et Ses Hommes, in 2009.  It is available on Itunes.  A compilation was also released in 1992, entitled, L'integrale, which includes the song, Illegal.  Corbeau's discography remains very rare today.  At the time of this blog, there were copies of the album, Illegal, trading on Ebay for $10.  The compilation, L'integrale, is available from Amazon for $40.  You can hear the song, Illegal, on You Tube (  Thanks for reading and enjoy!