Standing for Fédération Française de Funk (French Funk Federation), FFF was formed in Paris in 1987 around Marco Prince (vocals), Yarol (guitar), Niktus (bass), Krichou (drums), Felix (keyboards), and former Marquis de Sade bandmember Philippe Herpin (saxophone).
Capable of amazing on-stage firepower, they were the only band to hit the big time among the early-'90s Parisian funk scene. Their first album, 1991's Blast Culture, featured a driving blend of funky rhythms and close-to-metal rock influences, and was effective enough to draw attention from George Clinton and Spike Lee themselves, the latter of whom directed their semi-hit "Marco"'s video. After the following tour, FFF went back to recording for the release of 1993's Free for Fever album. At the end of the Free for Fever tour, FFF began to lose focus, many of its members exploring new directions, so that they had lost a little bit of the public interest by the time of the release of their 1996 self-titled album. Its hit single, "Barbès," didn't hit hard enough to attract as much attention as before, and neither did "Alice" from their 2000 album Vierge. ~ Olivier Duboc, Rovi