Stinky Toys

Formed: Rennes, France

Stinky Toys

This notoriously rubbish French "punk" band was the sole non-UK act to play at the 100 Club Punk Festival, September 1976. Elli Medeiros - their very photogenic but utterly untalented singer - famously stormed offstage as a result of the crowd's indifference to their dreary Stones-y boogie. Nonetheless, Polydor signed them up in 1977 for an international deal and they made two LPs and one single. Drummer Hervé Zénouda was ex-Angel Face and Loose Heart.

Stinky Topys at the 100 Club Punk Festival

Following the failure of their first single, Boozy Creed, Polydor relegated them to a national (i.e. French) deal, and two albums - each with the same name - crept out to universal silence. Their final gig, in 1979, was apparently wrecked by Hell's Angels, who caused the death of a fan.

Elli and guitarist Jacno (RN Denis Quilliard) soldiered on as a duo (Elli et Jacno), and both later went solo. Medeiros did alright for herself, marrying Brian de Palma.

Stinky Toys Flyer

The images on this page come mainly from the band's MySpace page



Elli Medeiros - vocals
Jacno (aka Jan Colrth aka Denis Quilliard) - rhythm guitar
Bruno Carone - lead guitar
Albin Dériat - bass
Hervé Zénouda - drums



Singles & Albums

Stinky Toys - Boozy Creed Boozy Creed (7", 1977)

Stinky Toys - Stinky Toys 1977Stinky Toys (LP, 1977)

Stinky Toys - Stinky Toys 1979Stinky Toys (LP, 1979)

Extraneous Releases

Stinky Toys - Plastic Faces Plastic Faces (CD, 1990)

Various Artists

A Revista Pop Apresenta O Punk Rock Brazil LP 1977 (Philips): Boozy Creed

Frenchy But Chic France CD 1994 (Virgin France S.A.): Birthday Party

Le Rock D'Ici Á L'Olympia France LP 1978 (Pathé Marconi/EMI): Plastic Faces

La Nuit Punk De L'Olympia France CD 1999 (Jurassic Punk / Anthology's 990404 / 3048952): Plastic Faces

Nos Années Punk 1977 - 1980 France CD 2002 (Capitol/EMI Music France): Boozy Creed / Plastic Faces



Punk 77




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