Metal Urbain at their best, original line up performing "Panik" for a French TV show.
METAL URBAIN : Fond of The Stooges, Lou Reed and the English punk, this Parisian group recorded Panik (1977, Cobra), which drew the attention of the London media; Paris Maquis and Hystérie connective both released on the album Les homes morts sont dangereux (Byzz/Celluloid). Mixing art and anarchy, the group then renamed Les Métal Boys was eventually called Dr Mix and the Remix. They went on tour in Britain and recorded an album of new versions called Wall of noise (Rough Trade). Charles Hurbier, an ex-member, then founded Via Viva in 1984.