Belgian musician Plastic Bertrand has strenuously denied singing on the 1977 hit single Ca Plane Pour Moi - which is the subject of a court case in the dismal Flemish country.
The star was quoted in Belgian newspaper Le Soir as saying producer Lou Deprijck performed the song's vocals.
"I can honestly say it wasn't my voice," he said. "Do you seriously believe I could be as shit a singer as that?"
Deprijck has been taken to court by record label AMC for claiming that it was his voice on the 1977 original.
Bertrand told the paper that Deprijck had asked him to:
"keep my mouth shut in exchange for 0.5% of the royalties, promising that he'd let me use my voice on another version, which, of course, he never did. The bastard!"
Ca Plane Pour Moi was carried along on the wave of punk music which became popular at the same time, and climbed to the lofty heights of number 8 in the charts. It was instantly recognisable by the ridiculous looping chorus vocal that only a man who had had his balls tightened in a vice could achieve.
Bertrand told me this morning:
"Zut alors! I have never had my balls tightened in a vice."