Putain de camion is a studio album from French artist Renaud, released in 1988 by Virgin France.
The first song, Jonathan, refers to white South African musician Johnny Clegg who became a friend of Renaud. Rouge-gorge was dedicated to Robert Doisneau and Allongés sous les vagues is a song deriding commercial music. Putain de camion (Fuckin' truck) was written after the death of French humorist Coluche, another friend of Renaud, who was killed when he was hit by a truck.
- "Il pleut"
- "La mère à Titi"
- "Triviale poursuite"
- "Me jette pas"
- "Allongés sous les vagues"
- "Cent ans"
- "Chanson dégueulasse"
- "Putain de camion"
Description of tracks
Allongés sous les vagues:(Lying under the waves at the beach
) A piece about cheap songs with lamentable lyrics (samples included), which yet sell due to the mass-marketing of lesser quality art. The author is reading/dictating the lyrics of his new number (singing them), along with sarcastic personal comments on the height of the work in progress. In the end, his manager (voiced by Renaud himself) suggests that he buy all his albums himself to get to number 1 of the record charts
, then use the resulting sales to pay off the outlay.