Noir Désir was born from the meeting, at the beginning
of the Eighties, of four buddies, Bertrand Cantat, Serge Tessot-Gay,
Denis Barthes and Vincent Leriche who decides to assemble a
rock'n'roll group inspired by groups like AC/DC, Doors or Led
The technique is
not their strong point, but the group is burst and through work
ends up assembling a series of original pieces which attracts
the ear of certain producer. In 1987, after having maximum left,
the group signs a contract with a house of discs and after two
years of work, fate "Please Return the Heart to Which It
Belongs". The tube "With the Dark Heroes of the Land-mark"
(disputed by the group which refuses a noisy promotion) made
known in all France this new group of rock'n'roll and lance
its career on the hats of wheels. The committed words their
titles, on sonorities rock'n'roll of their music, allure a large
audience which adores to find the group in concert, and Noir
Désir is not miserly of this kind of service.
Each album is followed of an interminable round which carries
out the group to the four corners of the hexagon and further
still. In the middle of the Nineties the group separates a few
months to take a bowl of air and to alleviate certain tensions
felt in the past, finally, in 1996, Frederic Vidalenc yields
his place to Jean-Paul Roy. The group records its album "666.667
Club" which brings back the group to its energetic origins,
mad but also impassioned. After a turned long news, the group
is on the way to dissolve and "Noir Désir"
disappears until 2001 and the exit from their last album studio
"From the Faces, Of the Figures". This opus is worth
to them a Victoire of the Music into 2002 that Bertrand Cantat
thanks by a committed speech which denounces as in its texts
universalization and Fascism.
In 2004, Bertrand Cantat is condemned by the court of Vilnius
(Lithuania) to eight years of firm prison to have beaten and
have caused the death of her Marie Trintignant partner in August
2003. This tragedy episode puts a term at the adventure of the
group "Noir Désir" (it is however possible
that the group left a last album after the release Bertrand
to respect the contract with the house of discs) which during
20 years was the principal one carries word of the French rock'n'roll
and with especially transmitted a message which, it should it
be hoped does not have to leave the indifferent public.