Rue des Martyrs
Pigalle is the group founded by François Hadji-Lazaro. A formation figure of the French punk-rock. A Parisian group as its name indicates, having marked with its name the alternative scene. His greatest success: In the room of the bar-tabac of the street of the Martyrs. A fictitious place but so anchored in the underworld of the 9th and 18th districts of the capital.
Night girls, drunks and a boss with a gun
With his cheeky voice, like a Parisian Titi, François Hadji-Lazaro starts the Pigalle song by talking about all the colourful fauna of the Parisian underworld nights. Not that Pigalle is making fun, but rather that the group pays homage to these anonymous precarious, unemployed and penniless people who meet in a shabby bar-tab. There’s even “the boss has a gun for the ingenue who’s after the piggy bank.”
It is their universe to the members of this formation of the French underground. A world where beers flow freely and cigarettes and other goodies are passed from hand to hand.
Where is the room of the bar-tabac on Rue des Martyrs?
In the room of the bar-tabac, “You can buy everything and sell the best and the worst”. That’s how much! However, looking on a map, no bar-tobacco resembling the song in the street of Martyrs. There are two brothels at No. 8 and No. 35, but there is no bar.
So in this artery where cabarets stand, Michou’s at 80, Le divan du monde known thanks to Toulouse-Lautrec at 75 and just next door Madame Arthur’s, it was logical that Pigalle set up the zinc of a neighborhood bar.
A bar to be opened in the Rue des Martyrs?
One could almost meet the Bérurier noir or the Wampas, friends of Pigalle or the Garçons bouchers, the other formation of François Hadji-Lazaro. Maybe one day someone will open a bar-tobacco shop in this street to pay tribute to the leader of the group who died on February 25, 2023. A talented artist seen in many films such as La cité des enfants perdus by Caro and Jeunet or in the clip Mala Vida by Mano Negra.
François Hadji-Lazaro has twice received the Coup de coeur jeune public from the Académie Charles-Cros in 2016 for Pouët and in 2019 Atchoum.
The Rue des Martyrs is located in Paris.
The Rue des Martyrs is located in Paris.
Straddling the 9th and 18th arrondissements of Paris, Rue des Martyrs is known for its location in the Pigalle and Abesses districts.
Created in 1672, it is home to bars and cabarets, notably Chez Michou, Madame Arthur and the showroom Le divan du monde.
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