Etienne Daho emerged in the 80s as one of France's most popular and durable pop singers. Epaule Tattoo is one of his early hits. He would become even more popular in the 90s. He was born Jan. 14, 1957 in Oran, Algeria. His father was a French soldier. Daho was raised by his grandparents who owned a cafe. And he got interested in music by listening to their jukebox. His family moved to Rennes, France in 1965. Daho has credited The Velvet Underground as his biggest influence. In the 70s, he was in bands like Stinky Toys and Marquis de Sade. Marquis de Sade guitarist Frank Darcel helped Daho develop his music and Daho signed with Virgin Records in 1980. Then Daho worked with singer Arnold Turboust. Daho finally had success with the 1986 album Pop Satori and the single Epaule Tattoo. The album was produced by famed producer William Orbit in his early days. Since then Daho has been very successful with several best selling albums and singles. Virgin had Daho record in English in 1989 but there unable to sell him in English speaking countries. This comp CD is a good intro to Daho's music. Daho still records regularly and I guess he's a bit of an elder statesman of French pop music. His 80s recordings will appeal to synth pop fans. Here's the video for Epaule Tattoo by Etienne Daho.