RECORD TURNOVER 80s HITS #122
Guerre Froide was a coldwave group from Lille, France, who released their lone album on the tiny cassette label Cryogénisation Report in 1980. A self-titled EP followed a year later, this one being the first release on another small label called Stechak. It has since become a classic of French synth music and was reissued on vinyl by Born Bad in 2015.
The group reformed as a trio in 2006, with their most recent release in 2018. But the four tracks on Guerre Froide are a document of the group as their pinnacle, with incredibly strong songwriting. Many people rediscovered them in 2008 when the opening track was included on the compilation Des Jeunes Gens Modernes that chronicles the 1978-83 period in French post-punk.