Editors’ Notes Les Cowboys Fringants are a populist Quebec band that channels traditional music into gritty, punkish folk—like a northern answer to The Pogues. Singer Karl Tremblay's rapid-fire delivery is matched by the giddy energy of the rhythm section and the mandolin and fiddle leads. Though the French lyrics are often topical ("La Tete a Papineau" concerns the decay of Montreal's transit system), there's a rowdy side as well: "Heavy Metal," with sawing violins and a shout-along chorus, is about finding true love at a Cinderella concert.

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En berne
1
4:08
 
La tête à Papineau
2
4:30
 
Toune d'automne
3
3:34
 
Heavy Metal
4
3:40
 
La manifestation
5
3:21
 
Break syndical
6
2:45
 
L'hiver approche
7
5:23
 
À' polyvalente
8
1:12
 
La noce
9
3:56
 
Quand je r'garde
10
1:52
 
Mon chum Rémi
11
4:00
 
Salut mon Ron!
12
4:05
 
Joyeux calvaire !
13
3:17
 
Ruelle Laurier
14
4:47
 

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