LES VIPERES was a punk'n'roll band from Quebec City. After calling it quit, their guitarist Vince played in the infamous FATALS and is now in THE CHIMIKS and DESTINATION LONELY. LES DERAILLEURS was another great rock'n'roll band from Chicoutimi, Quebec. After the split their members played in cool bands from Montreal: LES VAUTOURS and LES FUMANTS. LES DERAILLEURS did a reunion show in 2009.
R E V I E W S
This is a split 45 from France’s SDZ Records. Les Viperes and Les Derailleurs are both Canadian rock n’ roll bands. Face A is two songs ("J’veux rien savoir" and "Je ne te connais pas") by Quebec City’s Les Viperes. Now both songs are in French. Hey, I can order from a French menu but I have no idea what these guys are saying. I can tell you one thing though, they rock. This is some great trashy rock n’ roll. Also, it was produced by the Knoxville Girls’ Jerry Teel. Face B contains "Contrat sur ma tete" and "Je reviens" by Les Derailleurs. Les Derailleurs hail from Chicoutimi and play straight-up rock and roll. Once again no idea what they’re saying but they let it all hang out and I love that. If you speak the language of rock n’ roll, you’re gonna love these two Canadian bands.
Cyclops Mark - Cyclops Zine
I got two fantastic singles in the mail from France's SDZ Records. See? They really do love us yanks!
(...) Secondly, SDZ brings us a split 7" EP LES VIPERES and LES DERAILLEURS, two bands from Quebec. Language barrier aside, both bands deliver here! Les Viperes come out on top with their TEENGENERATE-inspired bouncers, while Les Derailleurs offer up some spastic garage punk.
Mitch Cardwell - MaximumRockNRoll #241 / May 2003
LES VIPERES/LES DERAILLEURS split single (SDZ 7in.) Did you ever wish you could speak French? I didn't but I have this sudden urge to learn just so I can find out what the hell these two bands are talking\singing about. It must be good cause they've got me pretty happy and I don't even know what the fuck they're talking\singing about.Les Viperes from Québec City are coming for you with guitars vaguely reminiscent of The Mummies and vocals that kick you like The Undead's Bobby Steele, Les Viperes is some good goddamn rockin' goodness that I'd love to get my hands on a full length album of.(now if I only knew what they were talking about)I accidentally played the b-side first when i got this, but I decided it wasn't an accident it was fate. Les Derailleurs claim to be "from the most Rockin' city in Québec" (Chicoutimi) I believe it just might be possible if these guys are rockin it regularly. You can listen to it and picture all the pussy this Rock & Roll must be getting them, and with a five to one ratio on girlies in their town how can you go wrong. (SDZ)
Benny Brylcreem - Smashin Transistors
indie-label d'Oltrape, la SDZ records, è artefice dello split condiviso da due
formazioni canadesi, Les Vipères et les Dérailleurs, entrambe provenienti dal
Quebec. I primi mettono su vinile due tracce di selvaggio rock'n'roll
garagistico prodotte da Jerry teel (Chrome Cranks), i secondi - invero meno
incisivi - si cementano con due brani r'n'r influenzati dalla lezione del
miglior 60's punk.
Roberto Calabro -Rockerilla Magazine (Italy) - May 2003
2 new bands from France that
really kick ass. Les Viperes play 77 style punk in French - totally distorted
and dirty. They rose old French punk revolution spirit from the grave. But they
do it little bit different - refreshed and great. I specially like that lyrics
are in French. "J'veux Rien Savoir" is great up tempo punk killer,
while "Je Ne Te Connais pas" is more mid tempo in
"Submission" (Sex Pistols) style. Les Derailleurs are more rockin'
punk / punk'n'roll. Also great band with French lyrics. Nice piece of punk shit.
Vanya - No Brains Zine
Und nochmal SDZ Records,
diesmal mit den LES DERAILLEURS und LES VIPERES aus - nein, nicht aus
Frankreich, sondern aus Quebec, Kanada, wo ja bekanntlich auch französisch
gesprochen wird. Erstere sind eher bei Billy Childish und den REAL KIDS in die
Schule gegangen, sehr charmant, gerade auch wegen des Gesangs, und LES VIPERES
sind dann etwas kickender, haben in New York mit Jerry Teel aufgenommen, der
auch schon HONEYMOON KILLERS und CHROME CRANKS produziert hat. Verzweifelter,
rauher Teenage-Punk, der klingt, als sei er aus den Sechzigern. Schöne EP, kann
ich nur empfehlen. (7)
Joachim Miller - Ox Fanzine
Le fanzine parisien a aussi
edité un sompteux split EP partagé par deux groupes canadiens, Les Vipères et
les Dérailleurs. S'il vous prend de vous intéresser au garage ou au
rock'n'roll renaissant paraît-il, c'est par là qu'il faut commencer. C'est la
base, le but et la manière.
Frank - Punk Rawk Magazine n°12