More Jet Boy Jet Girl/Ca Plane Pour Moi

Ok, I ran this a while back. Look for the previous post on “Jet Boy Jet Girl” from the 1970’s by the gay punk band Elton Motello. The song was written without lyrics first, then Elton added his faggy lyrics (sorry, but that’s what they are), then Plastic Bertrand added nonsense French lyrics and turned it into “Ca Plane Pour Moi.” Motello released Jet Boy Jet Girl in November 1977 and Plastic Bertrand released Ca Plane Pour Moi a month later. A third individual, Lou Deprijk, wrote the music. Only Ca Plane Pour Moi turned into a hit though.

The Damned covered it, even though one of the band members complained once in concert, “Why do I have to play this faggy shit?” All of the Damned were straight but Captain Sensible was a premier troll, and the band was a joke band in a way. In early concerts, Caption Sensible sometimes performed in a wig or maybe even in drag. The lead singer Dave Vanian wore lots of chick makeup and looked like Dracula!

This was back when straight guys could practically dress up like chicks and sort of act like fags and still be straight. In other words, glam rock. Or glam punk. Incidentally, Elton Motello was one of the original glam punk bands.

The original Elton Motello song from 1977 with the faggy lyrics. Hey gays! Thanks for the great song! We don’t like the lyrics, but seriously, you all go out and have all the great gay sex you can, ok? Just don’t tell us about it, ok, guys! And we wish you well.

After all, isn’t gay guys screwing a bunch of hot guys like me screwing a bunch of Penthouse Pets? What’s the difference? The gays are just the other side of the mirror. The side we won’t touch, but we can’t deny it’s there.

Crocodiles cover of “Jet Boy Jet Girl,” 2010. Very nice but weird punk, almost metallic or noise punk band. Sounds like Killing Joke a bit. It also sounds like contemporary punk noise band Trent Rayznor’s Nine Inch Nails.

If the faggy lyrics bother you, just tune them out or turn them into a “fag joke” LOL. That rhythm is just irresistible.

Actually really cool UK punk rock cover of “Jet Boy Jet Girl” by Chron Gen, 1982. Very fast!

“Ca Plane Pour Moi,” issued one month after “Jet Boy Jet Girl” in 1974. Very early punk rock! Come to think of it, this guy is pretty glam or maybe glam punk himself. As you can see, very early punk rock was still pretty glam.

I know he’s faggy but I’m pretty sure he’s just another of those faggy straight pretty boys. There were a lot of them back in the day. We straights had a lot more freedom back then. Now, not so much.

Original audio. Sounds better.

Nice mashup. “Ca Plane Pour Moi” plus “Rock and Roll,” by Led Zeppelin, 1975. Similar beats.

In French:

Wam! Bam! Mon chat, splatch Gît sur mon lit a bouffé Sa langue en buvant dans mon whisky Quant à moi, peu dormi, vidé, brimé J’ai dû dormir dans la gouttière Où j’ai eu un flash (hou-hou-oou-oou!) En quatre couleurs

Allez hop! Un matin Une louloute est v’nue chez-moi Poupée de cellophane, cheveux chinois Un sparadrap ne gueule de bois A bu ma bière dans un grand Vverre en caoutchouc (hou-hou-oou-oou!) Comme un indien dans son igloo

Ça plane pour moi Ça plane pour moi Ça plane pour moi, moi, moi, moi, moi, ça plane pour moi (Hou-hou-oou-oou!) ça plane pour moi

Allez hop! La nana Quel panard Quelle vibration de s’envoyer sur le paillasson Limée, ruinée, vidée, comblée “You are the king of the divan!” Qu’elle me dit en passant (hou-hou-oou-oou!) I am the king of the divan

Ça plane pour moi Ça plane pour moi Ça plane pour moi, moi, moi, moi, moi, ça plane pour moi (Hou-hou-oou-oou!) ça plane pour moi

Allez hop! T’occupe, t’inquiète, touche pas ma planète It’s not today que le ciel me tombera sur la tête Et que l’alcool me manquera (Hou-hou-oou-oou!) Ça plane pour moi

Allez hop ma nana s’est tirée, S’est barrée enfin c’est marre, a tout cassé, L’évier, le bar me laissant seul Comme un grand connard (Hou-hou-oou-oou!) Le pied dans l’plat

Ça plane pour moi Ça plane pour moi Ça plane pour moi, moi, moi, moi, moi, ça plane pour moi (Hou-hou-oou-oou!) ça plane pour moi Ça plane pour moi Ça plane pour moi Ça plane pour moi, moi, moi, moi, moi, ça plane pour moi

Wham! Bam! My cat, Splash Is rolling around on my bed He swallowed his tongue as he drank all my whisky As for me, I’ve hardly slept, I feel empty and reprimanded I had to sleep in the gutter Where I had a flash of inspiration Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh In four colors

In English:

[Verse 1] Wham! Bam! My cat, Splash Is rolling around on my bed He swallowed his tongue as he drank all my whisky As for me, I’ve hardly slept, I feel empty and reprimanded I had to sleep in the gutter Where I had a flash of inspiration Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh In four colors

[Verse 2] OK, let’s go! One morning A babe came round to my house She looked like a cellophane doll with curly hair She was wearing a plaster and had a hangover She drank my beer in a large rubber glass Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh Like an Indian in their igloo

[Chorus] It’s all working out for me, it’s all working out for me It’s all working out for me, me, me, me, me It’s all working out for me Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh It’s all working out for me

[Verse 3] OK, let’s go! That babe was such a bitch What a vibration! Coming on the doormat Filed down, ruined, empty, but happy “You are the King of the Divan!” She says to me in passing I am the King of the Divan

[Chorus] It’s all working out for me, it’s all working out for me It’s all working out for me, me, me, me, me It’s all working out for me Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh It’s all working out for me

[Verse 4] OK, let’s go! Mind your own, keep your nose out Don’t harm my planet Today’s not the day The sky will fall down around my ears Or that I will have to go without a drink Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh It’s all working out for me

[Verse 4] OK, let’s go! My baby upped and left She walked out on me, it’s a shitty situation She broke everything, the sink, the bar And she left me all alone Like a total jerk Stuck here faced with the aftermath

[Chorus] It’s all working out for me, it’s all working out for me It’s all working out for me, me, me, me, me It’s all working out for me Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh It’s all working out for me It’s all working out for me, it’s all working out for me It’s all working out for me, me, me, me, me It’s all working out for me

See, I told you they’re just a troll band. Wearing a chick’s wig and dressed up like a chick, but he’s really a badass straight guy, basically a street gang member with a guitar and a label. From a US tour in San Fransisco in 1979. You hear him insulting the crowd at the beginning of the song? Well before that, Sensible unleashed a stream of homophobic abuse a the crowd, basically calling them a bunch of faggots.

Punk was really insane back then. The music is full blown “noise” rock music almost like the Pink Fairies from the early 1970’s.

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2 thoughts on “More Jet Boy Jet Girl/Ca Plane Pour Moi”

  1. That was pretty informative. I never knew that “Jet Boy Jet Girl” was the original. I first heard “Ca Plane Pour Moi” on Rhino’s Just Can’t Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the ’80s (Vol. I) compilation and assumed it was the original. I figured that “Jet Boy” was just a joke version.

    BTW, I went to an NYHC show a couple of months ago (it fell on the anniversary of 9/11). The show was at the Bowery Electric, which is about a block down from where CBGB’s used to be. During the show, I heard someone say Robert Plant was outside. I figured it was just somebody being a wise-ass, but sure enough, someone posted a pic of Plant walking past the place. I honestly would never have recognized him.

    1. A different person wrote the music without any lyrics. Motello and Plastic Bertrand were hanging around the studio at that time and each one wrote their own lyrics to the song. They were both released all the way back in 1977! Motello is considered “glam punk,” a niche genre.

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