Just listen to those opening synths. Outstanding, I’ll always have such a soft spot for that French cold wave sound from the early 80s. Founded by Kirsten Klemm,Matthias Schuster and Jan T.Krahn the band started recording in 1981 inicially with the name Jeanette und das Land Z. The first 7″ was released in Spring of that same year and it was a cover of a France Gall song, “Poupee de cire,poupee de son”. After finishing the first album, the band didn´t come to an agreement with Phonogram, their inicial label, so the band took over the whole Konkurrenz label to start a new and totally independent company. Inspired by an old song of a german chansonette Hildegard Knef, the band manifested their independent status by changing the name to Bal Paré. They still record to this day after the reunion in 2007.