Jean Guidoni started recording in 1975, and in 1977, recorded his first album with a song written by Jacques Lanzmann. But he didn't feel fit in this repertoire. He found a daring author in Pierre Philippe, who wrote for him the album Je Marche Dans les Villes ("I walk in the cities") released in 1980. The major themes were homosexuality and BDSM, and the album was awarded the prestigious Grand Prix du Disque for French Song by the Académie Charles Cros in 1981.
The Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla composed the music for the next album, still with lyrics by Pierre Philippe, Crime Passionnel. His 1985 album Putains ("Whores") was considered "scandalous".
In 1987, he wrote the lyrics of his album Tigre de Porcelaine, which received one more award from the Académie Charles Cros. In a series of shows, he performed ...