(Métal Urbain's single "Paris Maquis" was Rough Trade's first release.) They had an enthusiastic but small audience in France, receiving little exposure. The punk rock scene was not as popular in France as it was in England, and they did not interest the French media as English bands like Sex Pistols did. As a result, the band broke up by 1979, though members scattered to form such groups as Metal Boys, Doctor Mix and the Remix, and Desperados. Métal Urbain had focused their efforts on singles, and only produced one album, Les Hommes Morts Sont Dangereux, while active. However, since their breakup, several compilation records were released, gathering their singles with additional material such as BBC sessions and live recordings. Their electro approach was very innovative for its time, and the group are a reference point for such groups as The Jesus and Mary Chain, Bérurier Noir, and the producer Steve Albini.
They have recently recorded a new album, produced by Jello Biafra. Singles * Panik (1977) * Paris Maquis (1977) * Hystérie Connective (1978)  Albums * Les hommes morts sont dangereux (1981 - re-released 25th anniversary signed edition 2006) * L'Âge d'or (1985) (fan club compilation, double LP) * Chef d'oeuvre (2003) (French double CD, definitive compilation) * Anarchy in Paris (2004) (US compilation) * J'irai chier dans ton vomi (2006) (Full length CD) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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