Music

The impact of Minitel (and particularly, sex-oriented "pink Minitel" services) on the social lives of French people, both young and old, is evident in a number of pop records produced in the 1980s.

While "Minitel Miniquoi" by Liaison is a more subtle synth-pop record, Noe Willer's "Sur Minitel" and Marie-Paule Belle's "Mini-Minitel" each discuss the novel challenges of meeting a lover online. Willer sings about overcoming shyness and Belle recounts "undressing him with my digital fingers."

Noe Willer, "...Sur Minitel" (Atoll Music, 1986)
Noe Willer "...Sur Minitel"

A: ...Sur Minitel 5.12 (N. Willer/ N. Willer-M. Devaux) D.R.
Production: Nelly Seberg - King Kong Music
Programme Synthe: M. Devaux
Arrangements: N. Willer

B: Hollywood* 3.45 (N. Willer) D. R.
Production: Nelly…

Marie-Paule Belle, "Mini-Minitel" (Carrere, 1987)
Marie-Paule Belle "Mini-Minitel" Rom▒o Production Carrere A: Mini-Minitel 2'58 (Fran▒oise Maillet-Joris/Marie-Paule Belle) Arr: Serge P▒rathoner B: Chez Pivot * Paroles: Fran▒oise Mallet-Joris ** Musiques: Marie-Paule Belle Arrangements:…

Liaison, "Minitel... Miniquoi?" (France Kangourou, 1987)
Liaison
(Kernoa/Jean S. Berger)
"Minitel... Miniquoi?"

A: Minitel - Miniquoi 6'24 (Version Remix - Sp�cial Club)
B1: Minitel - Miniquoi 3'57
B2: Minitel (Version DJ) 1'29
B3: Minitel - Miniquoi (instrumental) 3'58

Arrangements: C. DI…

Taboo, "Crac Absolument" b/w "Complètement Dèchirée" (Just'In Distribution, Year Unknown)
A truly unusual pop single featuring two tracks by Taboo about a popular messagerie called Crac. The front of the sleeve depicts a partially nude Taboo flying over the keyboard of a Minitel terminal with the instructions "Telephone 3615 / Tapez CRAC"…

Man & Woman, "Sex on the Minitel" (2001)
This twelve-inch single features two high energy house songs cut at 45 RPM. Side A: "Sex on the Minitel" Side B: "Man & Minitel" The record is packaged in a clear plastic sleeve with a small sticker. The only liner notes are the artist's name and…