COMATEENS FOREVER RELEASE PARTY

A reissue release party, dubbed Comateens Forever was staged by Tricatel at the ledgendary Les Bains in Paris, for an intimate gathering of music industry cohorts, friends and fans.

It was great to see so many familiar faces from long ago, many who helped Comateens along the way, such as Etienne Daho, Jean-Eric Perrin and Laurent Chalumeau. Nicholas and Lyn caught up with old pals, made some new ones, and were happy to mingle, take photos and sign records for their die-hard fans.

Nicholas & Lyn outside of Les Bains.
Tricatel’s Artistic Director Bertrand Burgalat and Lyn Byrd.
(Left to right, rear) Charles Dollé, Bertrand Burgalat, Nicholas West, Cyril Vessier, Lyn Byrd, Alix Menoret (front) Laurent Chalumeau, Jean-Éric Perrin.

 

2008 – ON

01/08
January 28, 2008; After slow-moving negotiations with a tangle of media companies, Comateens finally receive the physical master tapes for their albums and remixes. A total of 115 tapes and 8 videos were tracked down, safely stored in the tape vaults of Abbey Road Studios in London. 400 pounds of material were shipped via FedEx to NYC.

 10/10

October 28, 2010; Comateens Nicholas West and Lyn T. Byrd, supported by guitarist Mitro Valsamis, reunite and perform a short set of Comateens early material at the Mudd Club’s 30th anniversary reunion bash, held at the Delancey Lounge nightclub in downtown NYC.

Comateens were regulars at the iconic Mudd Club venue, along with other legendary ’80s New York art bands. They were joined this night by; Bush Tetras, Walter Steding, John Kelly, Phoebe Legere, Richard Lloyd, Lisa Lost, Marilyn, Sic F*cks, 3 Teens Kill 4, Tina Peel, Ann Magnuson and the fabulous Joey Arias.

07/15
Nicholas West and Lyn Byrd meet director Antoine Carlier and his crew at a New York City boutique hotel located in Soho to be interviewed for the documentary feature; ‘Etienne Daho – Un Itinéraire Pop Moderne’. Comateens and Daho started their recording careers in the same period, shared managers and labels over the years, and have been associates friends and collaborators ever since. Nicholas and Lyn are pleased to share their insights and memories for the production.

09/18
Begin working with independent Paris-based label Tricatel, towards producing a deluxe reissue of Comateens first three albums. Nicholas West will oversee selecting, digitizing and remastering all the material, and Lyn Byrd will restore graphics, and design and produce the physical package.

11/19 

Reissue release of the bands three albums in a deluxe triple gatefold vinyl set, the first exhibit in Tricatel’s new “Imaginary Museum.” The package includes; cover photos from renowned rock photographer Kevin Cummins, three high-quality vinyl discs with new labels and inner sleeves that are repros of the original album art, a Comateens timeline collage and an 8-page booklet with archival photos and commentary by Laurent Chalumeau and Jean-Éric Perrin.

11/19
A reissue release party, dubbed Comateens Forever was staged by Tricatel at the ledgendary Les Bains in Paris, for an intimate gathering of music industry cohorts, friends and fans.

It was great to meet the Tricatel crew in person and to see so many familiar faces from long ago, many who helped Comateens along the way, such as Etienne Daho, Jean-Eric Perrin and Laurent Chalumeau. Nicholas and Lyn caught up with old pals, made some new ones, and were happy to mingle, take photos and sign records for their die-hard fans.

11/19 

Comateens join French pop star Etienne Daho on stage during his Eden concert on November 11, 2019, for a final encore at the Paris Philharmonie, to perform Daho’s new dance club-remix of Comateens big 1983 hit, Get Off My Case. The surprise appearance of Comateens, their first performance in Paris in 29 years, is enthusiastically received by the 2,000 Daho fans in attendance in the hall’s Grand Salon.

07/20
Release of a 12″ EP, largely recorded at Olympic Studios in London, during the sessions for Etienne Daho’s 1996 release of Eden. Etienne, Lyn and Nicholas recorded a cover of the classic, Sally Go Round The Roses, and Nicholas played bass, and along with Lyn sang backing vocals on another of West’s compositions, Sleep. In addition Etienne directed a club-remix of Comateens hit Get Off My Case to be produced by FABIAN WALTMAN.

 MORE TIMELINE:
1992 - 2007

 

Bob Sinclar ‎– Live At The Playboy Mansion

2x vinyl LP front cover

 Label: ITH Records ‎ #PBM01LP2

Released:  UK, 2007

PICTURES ON A STRING hit Get Off My Case included in this double vinyl LP collection of various multinational 1980s & 1990s artists.

Personnel:
LYN BYRD: Vocals
NIC NORTH: Vocals, bass, keyboards, percussion
OLIVER NORTH: Vocals, guitars
LINN: Drums

Song:
Lead Vocal:
Get Of My Case
Band

 

Artists On This Album:
VOYAGE
JUNIOR JACK
BOB SINCLAR
T-CONNECTION
JOHN DAVIS AND THE MONSTERORCHESTRA
DENNIS FERRER
BARBARA TUCKER
ROGER S
MACHINE
FIRST CHOICE
MR. V
AFROMENTO
MADE IN USA
DON RAY
GINO SOCCIO
SPACE
GRACE JONES
BOF LE MAGNIFIQUE
THE SOUL CITY SYMPHONY
NASSAU
LOVE DE LUXE
IMAGINATION
DANIEL WANG
KEN LOU
TOM TRAGO
ESG
COMATEENS
CLASS ACTION
MICHAEL ZAGER BAND
BOHANNON
WINGS
ALDEN TYRELL
ARTOFDISCO
ALEXANDER ROBOTNICK
FUN BOY THREE

 MORE COMPILATIONS:
Cesar De Melero ‎– Clap Your Hands ‎– Last Century Classics

 

Hits 83

Label: Virgin France # 205528, 205.528

Released:  France, 1983

The COMATEENS hit Get Off My Case is included in this compilation of Virgin’s recording artists.

Personnel:
LYN BYRD: Vocals
NIC NORTH: Vocals, bass, keyboards
OLIVER NORTH: Vocals, Guitars
LINN: Drums

Songs:
Lead Vocal:
Get Off My Case
Band

Artists On This Album:
JULIEN CLERC
TÉLÉPHONE
RICHARD GOTAINER
TAXI GIRL
ETIENNE DAHO
BANDOLERO
MIKE OLDFIELD
ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK
CULTURE CLUB
TOTO COELO
COMATEENS
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO

LP back cover

 MORE COMPILATIONS:
Free Form Five, Misch Masch
Cesar De Melero ‎– Clap Your Hands ‎– Last Century Classics

 

At A Glance

In the fall of 1978, after working with a series of bands, New York-based musician and composer Nicholas West (né Dembling, then Nic North) became interested in experimenting with minimalism, collaborating with guitarist and songwriter Ramona Jan. They decided to play pure pop but to substitute a primitive electronic beat-box for a human drummer.


On the stage of the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York Ciy taping the Nickelodeon TV show ‘Livewire’, 1982.

They then brought in Lyn Byrd, a friend from the clubs, whose original role was merely to operate the rhythm box onstage, but who was eventually recruited to play synthesizer lines on a simple keyboard as well. The result was Comateens, becoming one of the first groups, along with Alan Vega and Marty Rev’s Suicide, to discard the traditional sounds and line-ups used by everyone else in New York City’s downtown music scene of the late 1970s. The entire band plus all their equipment was able to fit inside one of NYC’s famous (now long-extinct) Checker taxi cabs for transportation to gigs in Manhattan, and their first self-distributed singles were on the jukebox at Max’s Kansas City and CBGB.

In 1980 Nick’s brother Oliver joined them as guitarist, and after going on to release three major label albums (Comateens, Pictures On A String, and Deal With It), and with some successful tours and dance-club hits behind them, the band split up following the terribly untimely death of Oliver in June 1987.

On the marquee of the Michagan Theater, Ann Arbor, Michigan, opening for Flock of Seagulls during a US tour, 1984.

However in 1988 Virgin Records issued another LP entitled West & Byrd, recorded by Nick and Lyn as a duo, and in 1991 released a retrospective compilation called ‘One By One: Best Of Comateens’, now a rare and much sought-after record among collectors of new wave music. And today, Tricatel Records is extremely pleased to present a deluxe re-release of all three Comateens albums, for fans past and future.

Demos for the first album were recorded in Lyn’s old bedroom in her parent’s house on a small cassette machine, between meals of rice and beans cooked by her mom.

 

New York Cool

By Laurent Chalumeau

Publicity photo taken across the street from CBGB, on the photographers fire escape, New York City, 1982.

Cool in an unmistakably NYC kinda way: beyond hip, loath to be trendy. Writing their own fashion check. Comateens exuded gothamesque juice from every pore.

Their output reveals opposites at work, the sum of its socio-cultural parts and all that dialectic jazz. Thus defiant and fragile. Deadpan yet romantic. Innocent while street wise.

Meanwhile, beneath the caressing harmonies and projected buoyancy lurked way darker intuitions. For all the stylized naiveté audible in their work, the mere organic ambiguity of a musical ménage à trois signified that nothing about them would ever be wholesome.

Lot’s of people didn’t get it but those who did were hooked. Elite password, empowering secret handshake. They were such fun to love.

The band name Comateens was based on a gloomy late 1970s New York City tabloid newspaper headline. It was suggested as a joke by Bill Dickson, friend and guitarist for the band The Rousers. Comateens tried to rid themselves of this name at one point, but to no avail.

 

Quelques Mots d’un Mec Frenchie
Par Jean-Éric Perrin

Etienne Daho joins the Comateens on stage for their concert in Rouen, France, 1984.

Evidemment, c’est le style. Ce qui différenciera toujours un groupe de Paris d’un autre de Limoges, un groupe de New York d’un autre du Wisconsin. Un truc impalpable. Une façon de porter des Wayfarers, une nuque longue couleur jais, un modèle de guitare… Un mélange équilibré de candeur et de morgue. New York fucking City. Quand Comateens a posé le pied ici, c’était le tournant des seventies, inséminées par le punk, et des eighties, modernes et gaies. Dans le nord de Manhattan, Uptown, comme dans la chanson d’un autre groupe au spectre vocal crystalien, ils avaient, inné, l’héritage du Brill Building comme celui de Simon & Garfunkel. Cette science infuse de la perfection pop. Passé par le punk foutraque de downtown, le trio bizarre (pas de batteur) était, comme souvent, une affaire de famille : le guitariste était le petit frère du bassiste, qui sortait avec la chanteuse. Des chats de gouttière efflanqués, deux types issus de la middle class et une semi portoricaine de la 181 eme rue, Washington Heights, là où personne ne va, où les rétroviseurs des voitures rincées portent en sautoir des drapeaux dominicains ou des vierge Marie en pur plastique de San Juan. Épicé, le quartier.

En prenant racine du vieux côté de l’Atlantique, Comateens suscita des épiphanies renouvelées, des éjaculats de bonheur dont le souvenir est toujours aussi vivace.

On sait tous combien il est perturbant de retrouver un amour de jeunesse, impliquant des questionnements rétrospectifs sur les combustions sentimentales à date de péremption effacée. Ces chansons, elles, ont gardé une fonction érectile intacte : charme en cascade, perfection des lignes, velouté des mélodies. On vérifie à chaque écoute la pertinence immarcescible des ‘Get Off My Case’, ‘Late Night City’, ‘Don’t Come Back’ ou ‘The Late Mistake’, des pépites qui, jouées en soirée, vous valent l’assentiment ému des danseurs, et la curiosité de jeunes oreilles soudain déflorées par ces évidences de chansons.

L’Amérique est passée à côté de ces talents majuscules, capables de trousser des hymnes adolescents comme des Beach Boys de Coney Island. La France s’est remboursée de Lafayette en les accueillant avec un amour immodéré.

 

Biographies

NICHOLAS WEST

A true multi-instrumentalist as well as singer and composer, Nicholas plays piano, bass, acoustic and electric guitar, organ, synthesizer, drums and percussion. At age 15 Nic began classical piano, going on to study theory and composition in college. He started his music career playing drums and writing his first songs for a blues/jazz/rock band called The Eels, comprised of local neighborhood friends. He got his first live performance experience playing small New York City block parties and chaotic festivals in Central Park. The Eels went on to play shows in the newly-hip CBGBs rock club, and found themselves in the whirlpool of the burgeoning New York rock scene of the late ‘70s.

Nic got a day job at the world-renowned Mediasound Studios in New York, where he eventually became disk mastering engineer. He continued to play piano, drums or keyboards with various other groups, including performing with the Laughing Dogs alter-ego group ‘The Kojaks’ at CBGB and the Bottom Line. In 1978, he and fellow Mediasound engineer Ramona Jan began to work together, with Nic playing bass and Ramona playing guitar, using a ‘Kent’ electronic rhythm box for drums. Thus the original Comateens was born.

Nicholas wrote, played, recorded and toured the US and Europe with Comateens from 1979 until 1992. During this period he was also in two New York experimental bands. He played keyboards with with long-time friend and collaborator, guitarist Jerry Agony of the Special Jellies, and wrote songs and played bass with Jerry in the Stigmatix, which also featured ‘No Wave’ saxophonist James Chance.

After the death of brother Oliver in 1987, the remaining Comateens recorded an album as the duo West & Byrd and performed a series of shows in Paris. After that they readopted the name Comateens and recorded the hit ‘A Place For Me’, joined by Nada Surf guitarist Matthew Caws.

Nicholas has continued to work behind the scenes as a professional pop songwriter, and earned his first gold record in 1996 for French artist Etienne Daho’s recording of his song ‘Soudain’. Since then, Nicholas has had songs on several gold and platinum selling albums, and has had his songs recorded and interpreted by many diverse artists. He also continues a close collaborative relationship with Lyn Byrd.

NIC’s FULL BIO

 

LYN T. BYRD

A lifelong insomniac, Lyn has been an artist and writer all her life. Growing up in upper Manhattan, half-tomboy, half-bookworm, she spent her early years reading everything she could get her hands on and terrorizing her hilly Washington Heights neighborhood on her bicycle. There she would hang out in back alleys, on the stoop and in the streets, watching her big brothers play stickball, listening to AM hits on a plastic transistor radio, and taking the A train to Rockaway Beach. Her big brother, a talented artist himself, nick-named her ‘Bird’.

She began piano lessons at an early age and went on to attend New York’s High School of Art and Design, to concentrate on llustration and commercial art. She ultimately dropped out and became a jack-of-all-trades, using skills she had learned from her paint-shop foreman father. She also worked as a portrait artist, stylist’s assistant, and make-up artist at the hip New York fashion shop Fiorucci, alongside other under-paid misfits, such as future performance artist Joey Arias.

Finally free to live by night, she was easy to spot at Danceteria, Max’s or the Mudd Club in her sunglasses & sharkskin suit and tie. In 1978 she was recruited by Ramona Jan to join the Comateens. Lyn’s first gig was at an Irving Plaza caberet show, which featured the debut performance of the operatic punk king Klaus Nomi. She sang and started playing a 1973 vintage Mini-Korg monophonic synthesizer and later graduated to polyphonic keyboards. During her tenure with the band she honed her vocal techniques, progressing from her early ad hoc approach to a more controlled delivery. She managed the image and marketing of the band, often butting heads with music industry professionals, until the bands dissolution in 1992. The duo continue to be close friends, work on projects when possible and have performed on a couple of albums by their friend, French pop-star Etienne Daho.

Lyn went on to write articles for various publications including NYC-based lifestyle magazines City and Tart. She worked as a web designer for a global engineering firm, and as an art director at Interocity, a hot web-development company in NY’s Silicon Alley. Today she continues to work on various writing and music projects.

LYN’s FULL BIO
OLIVER NORTH

A brilliant, energetic kid with wide-ranging interests in artistic pursuits such as film making, writing and music but also a passion for science and physics. He was the younger brother of Comateens co-founder Nicholas West, was born in New York City and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his brother and sister. Like his great uncle Sam Jaffe, Oliver was also an extremely talented actor. A major theatrical agent took him on at the age of nine, and he went on to do many TV commercials in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. His most well known appearance was for Almond Joy’s ‘Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut’, as a student in the principal’s office. He graduated from the Bronx High School Of Science in New York City with high grades.

He picked up basic guitar skills at eight, playing ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’ at summer camp, took piano lessons for awhile, and in his teens had a private guitar teacher. After the departure of Ramona Jan, Nic and Lyn asked him to join the band as guitarist, and he did so directly after his graduation from high school in 1980. Oliver had so little time to rehearse for his first show with the band and learn the songs that he had musical ‘cue cards’ with chords written on them spread out at his feet on the stage. Oliver’s first recordings with the band were the songs ‘Raceway’ and ‘Keep The Pace’ which appear on the Comateens first album.

As a musician Oliver was a total original, following his own path in his songwriting and guitar playing and he was considered by many to be the most creative member of the Comateens. His powerful rock solid rhythm guitar and wild, strange solos were essential to the band’s unique sound and his songwriting was, although less commercial than Nic’s, the most interesting. He would invariably cite The Residents, James Brown, and ‘60s orchestral arranger Enoch Light as his most powerful influences. He was far ahead of his time in his ironic appreciation of weird ‘bachelor pad’ music.

Oliver died suddenly in June 1987 in New York City at the age of 25, due to asthma-induced heart failure. Near the end of his life he was a talented poet and writer, and the dark impressionistic lyrics for the songs he wrote for Comateens are instantly recognizable as his own personal style.

OLIVER’s FULL BIO

MORE BAND CORE:  
Core

Comateens vs. Daho


Label: Parlophone / # 953 012 4

Released:  FRANCE, SUMMER 2020

This EP grew out of a couple of side projects recorded at Olympic Studios in London, during the sessions for Etienne Daho’s 1996 release of Eden. Nicholas and Lyn were at the studio to assist in the recording of tracks for the album. NICHOLAS WEST had written two of the songs on Eden, Me Manquer and Soudain which he co-wrote with LYN BYRD, both songs with French lyric adaptations by ETIENNE DAHO and performed with Comateens.

The trio recorded a cover of the classic, Sally Go Round The Roses. Nicholas played bass, and along with Lyn, sang backing vocals on another of Nic’s compositions, Sleep. In addition Etienne had an idea for a club-remix of Comateens hit Get Off My Case to be produced by FABIAN WALTMAN.

EP front cover photographed backstage at the Danceteria nightclub by Jean-Eric Perrin, New York City 1981.

Cover design LYN BYRD


Personnel:

A SIDE
1: Get Off My Case (Fabien Waltmann’s 12’ Remix)
(Nicholas Dembling) DR
Produced by Norman Mighell
Recorded in 1983 at Power Plant Studios (London) by Norman Mighell
Remixed in 1996 at Olympic Studios London by Fabien Waltmann
Programmations and additional production: Fabien Waltmann
Keyboards and vocals: Lyn Byrd
Vocals: Étienne Daho
Bass, vocals: Nicholas Dembling
Guitar, vocals: Oliver Dembling
p 2019 Comateens

B SIDE
1: Get Off My Case (Fabien Waltmann’s Edit Remix)
(Nicholas Dembling) DR
Produced by Norman Mighell
Recorded in 1983 at Power Plant Studios (London) by Norman Mighell
Remixed in 1996 at Olympic Studios (London) by Fabien Waltmann
Programmations and additional production: Fabien Waltmann
Keyboards and vocals: Lyn Byrd
Vocals: Étienne Daho
Bass, vocals: Nicholas Dembling
Guitar, vocals: Oliver Dembling
p 2019 Comateens

2: Sally Go Round The Roses (Makorosemix)
(Zachary Sanders / Lona Stevens) Winlyn Music Inc.
Lead vocals: Lyn Byrd, Étienne Daho, Nicholas Dembling
Programmations: Arnold Turboust
Recorded in 1996 at Olympic Studios (London) by Jeremy Wheatley
Mixed by Mako at Drop’in Studios (St. Jean de Luz)
Produced by Mako
p 2019 Parlophone / Warner Music France

3: Sleep
(Nicholas Dembling) Satori Song
Lead vocal: Étienne Daho
Guitar: Robert Johnson
Bass, organ: Nicholas Dembling
Backing vocals: Lyn Byrd and Nicholas Dembling
Recorded and mixed in 1996 at Olympic Studios (London) by Jeremy Wheatley
Produced by Étienne Daho and Comateens
p 1996, 2019 Parlophone / Warner Music France

Songs:
Lead Vocal:
1 Get Off My case
Etienne
1 Get Off My Case
2 Sally Go Round the Roses
3 Sleep
Etienne
Nic / Lyn / Etienne
Etienne

Comateens 1980 – 1985

Label:  Tricatel # TRILPFR055

 Released: France, Winter 2019

Reissue of the band’s first three albums. Each premium vinyl disc features a new label design, has been remastered under the direction of Nic North, and is protected by an inner sleeve that’s a facsimile of its original album cover art.

The entire reissue is packaged in a deluxe triple-gatefold with stunning cover photos from renowned rock photographer Kevin Cummins, and a Comateens timeline collage designed by Lyn T. Byrd on the inside. Also included is an exclusive 8-page booklet featuring commentary by Laurent Chalumeau and Jean-Éric Perrin, band bios, and images that chronicle Comateens ’80s Odyssey.

Triple gatefold LPs inside flap
Triple gatefold LPs backcover

Disc 1, LP sleeve front cover

Disc 1: COMATEENS

Originally released in 1981 by Barclay in France and Cachalot Records in the US.

 Art & Photo: US release photographed by Mondino. Cover design: Lyn T. Byrd.

Personnel:  LYN BYRD: Vocals, keyboards
NIC NORTH: Vocals, bass, keyboards, percussion
OLIVER NORTH: Vocals, guitars
ROLLY: Percussion
JEFF ZILM: Drums on Keep The Pace and Raceway

The songs on this reissue largely follow the track listing of the original French release, but with the addition of the 1981 release of Nightmare from the US album. The track order also varies from the original release.

Songs:
Lead Vocal:
1 Ghosts
2 Late Night City
3 One By One
4 TVC 15
5 All Ways
6 Summer In The City
Band
Nic
Nic / Lyn
Nic
Band
Nic
1 Nightmare
2 Strangler
3 Overseas
4 The Munsters Theme
5 Raceway
6 Keep The Pace
Lyn
Nic / Lyn
Nic
Instrumental
Nic
Nic / Lyn

LP sleeve back cover
Disc label Coma side
Disc label Teen side


Disc 2, LP sleeve front cover

Disc 2: PICTURES ON A STRING

Originally released in 1983 by Virgin UK.

 Art & Photo: Photographed by Thomi Wroblewski.


Personnel:  LYN BYRD: Vocals, keyboards
NIC NORTH: Vocals, bass, keyboards, percussion
OLIVER NORTH: Vocals, guitars
LINN: Drums

Songs:
Lead Vocal:
1 Get Off My Case
2 The Late Mistake
3 Ice Machine
4 Comateens
5 Pictures On A String
6 Garbanzo
Band
Lyn
Oliver
Nic
Band
Instrumental
1 Uptown
2 Cinnamon
3 Cold Eyes
4 Desert Song
5 Donna
6 Crime Time
Lyn
Nic
Nic
Lyn
Nic
Oliver

LP sleeve back cover
Disc label side one
Disc label side two

Disc 3, LP sleeve front cover

Disc 3: DEAL WITH IT

Originally released in 1984 by Mercury, Polygram and Virgin records.

 Art & Photo: Art Direction: Lyn T. Byrd. Front cover photographed by Lori Sklar. Back cover photographed by Stephanie Chernikowski. Cover design: Phoebe Evans.


Personnel:  LYN BYRD: Vocals, keyboards
NIC NORTH: Vocals, bass, keyboards, percussion
OLIVER NORTH: Vocals, guitars
CHUCK SABO: Drums, percussion

The tracks on this reissue combine songs from both of the prior US and French releases.

Songs:
Lead Vocal:
1 Resist Her
2 Confessions
3 Love Will Follow You
4 Satin Hop
5 Deal With It
Band
Lyn
Band
Oliver
Band
1 Nightmare
2 Walking Watching
3 Don’t Come Back
4 Jo-Ni
5 Ask Yourself
Lyn
Nic
Nic / Lyn
Nic
Lyn

LP sleeve back cover
Disc label side one
Disc label side two


MORE ALBUMS:  
Collaborations

 

Cesar De Melero ‎– Clap Your Hands ‎– Last Century Classics

LABEL Addicted Music # AD-0010-CD

 Released: Spain, 2005

PICTURES ON A STRING hit Get Off My Case included in this collection of various multinational 1980s & 1990s hits compiled by Cesar De Melero.

Personnel:
LYN BYRD: Vocals, keyboards
NIC NORTH: Vocals, bass, keyboards, percussion
OLIVER NORTH: Vocals, guitars
LINN: Drums

Song:
Lead Vocal:
Get Of My Case
Band

Artists On This Album:
BARRINGTON LEVY
THE UNKNOWN CASES
CHAKACHAS
ZAKA PERCUSSION
STRETCH
JOHNNY DYNELL AND NEW YORK 88
FAT BOYS
WILD CHERRY
DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
ICARUS (3)
T-SKI VALLEY
LITTLE BENNY & THE MASTERS
KONK
TRAMAINE
TULLIO DE PISCOPO
SUN PALACE
LA FABULOSA GRACIELA
MACHITO Y SU ORQUESTA
MONTANA SEXTET
RUSS BROWN
T-COY
SHEILA E.
COATI MUNDI
GEORGE KRANZ
DIONNE
QUANDO QUANGO
COMATEENS
SANDEE
UBQ PROJECT
DON CARLOS
THE FOG
LNR

 MORE COMPILATIONS:
Hits 83
Bob Sinclar ‎– Live At The Playboy Mansion

 

Paris Philharmonie

Comateens performing with Etienne Daho on his re-mix of Get Off My Case, the final encore of his Eden concert at the Paris Philharmonie on November 11, 2019. This full video can not be posted on social media currently due to current copyright issues.

This video includes footage shot from backstage by Altemus and edited along with videos shot by various members of the audience that had posted on instagram and that were solicited by Comateens to be included in this video project. If future video emerges it can be re-edited to be included.

Thanks to all those fans that contributed to this video;

Tuan-Phong Kim-Bonbled (tpk2425),
Xavier Delavaloire (xavier_delavaloire),
Taz Gwel (gweltas_official), gg1969@gmail.com  @wanadoo.fr,
Francois L. (eldecorator,
Nicolas Pinault (nicolas_pinault),
Patrica M. (sig_siga_sigalas),
Carmen Delvaloire (carmen_delvaloire)

Vanity Fair

12/01/2019
“… the record set is a very beautiful object and it’s been produced with incredible graphics.”

This year, the editors of Vanity Fair invite 24 personalities to draw up their ideal Christmas list.

Christmas 2019 A wish-list of fashion designer Vanessa Seward

The triple vinyl reissue of the three cult albums of Comateens, which has just been released by Tricatel: “This music reminds me of my childhood. It’s a great band that I listen to a lot. Moreover, the record set is a very beautiful object and it’s been produced with incredible graphics. I think this would make a nice Christmas present.”
—Vanessa Seward, Vanity Fair

This article was translated from the original French.
Cette année, la rédaction de « Vanity Fair » invite 24 personnalités à dresser leur liste de Noël idéale.

Noël 2019 : La wishlist de Vanessa Seward, créatrice de mode

La réédition en triple vinyle des trois albums cultes des Comateens, qui vient de sortir chez Tricatel : « Cette musique me rappelle mon enfance. C’est un groupe génial que j’écoute souvent. Par ailleurs, le disque est un très bel objet et celui-ci a été réalisé avec un graphisme dément. Je pense que cela peut faire un beau cadeau de Noël. »