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From an interview in this month's Metal Edge magazine with power-metal superstars Dragonforce.

"Seemingly out of nowhere, surprisingly dirty riffs will crop up, disrupting the streams of whammy-bar whiffery that are something of a DF signature. 'When it's dirty or more rock 'n' roll, that's me,' [bass player Frédéric] Leclerq admits. He laughs when I ask him how that's possible, given that he hails from France, where rock music goes to die.

'It's not my fault!' he protests. 'We have that thing where at least 50 percent on the radio has to be French, so...I don't know. There's always been black metal bands, going in fucking cemeteries and robbing corpses and stuff. There's some good bands like Gojira, there's actually a lot of good bands from France, but it doesn't matter. No one really cares, they'll say, "Oh, it's from France. Nah." And they'll sign a crappy German band, or something.'"

(I tried translating this to French, but WHY WOULD I DO THAT)

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so_crates
Aug. 8th, 2008 04:23 am (UTC)
<< Ce n'est pas de ma faute! >> he protests. << Nous avons cette chose où cinquante pourcent, au moins, sur la radio doit être français, donc... j'n' sais pas. Il y avais toujours les groupes métals noirs, faisant des aventures dans les cimetiès; et volant des cadavres et ces choses. Il y a des bons groupes comme Cojira, il y actuellement beaucoup de bons groupes français, mais cela ne fait rien. Personne n'occupe de cela, ils diront ' Hein, c'est français. Non. ' Et ils signeront un groupe emmendant allemand, ou quelque chose. >>
so_crates
Aug. 8th, 2008 04:24 am (UTC)
cimetières
so_crates
Aug. 8th, 2008 04:24 am (UTC)
emmerdant
ludickid
Aug. 8th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
Your translation is much less formal and thus probably more accurate than mine was.
so_crates
Aug. 8th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
My translation is also probably full of solecisms and phrases no native French speaker would ever use. But that's the pitfall of learning another language after childhood.
merzbunny
Aug. 8th, 2008 06:07 am (UTC)
but but but MAGMA!
manningkrull
Jul. 26th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
Haha, hey, I just found this! A couple years later! I miss you, pal.
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