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Serge Gainsbourg - L' Etonnant - No. 4 (1961-62) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 12of12}

Serge Gainsbourg - L' Etonnant - No. 4 (1961-62) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 12of12}
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© 1961, 1962, 2011 Mercury / Universal | 277 163-0
Jazz / International / Chanson / French Pop / Cabaret

As early as 1961, Serge Gainsbourg was one of the most extraordinary artists of the French pop scene, and during the first part of the '60s the crooner produced a series of outrageously brilliant albums with producer/arranger Alain Goraguer. One of his most intoxicating amalgams of jazz and pop styles, L'Etonnant Serge Gainsbourg comes highly recommended to fans of '60s French pop. An utterly essential early document of Serge Gainsbourg while he was still a mildly respectable man – but that's not say there aren't hints of his notorious decadence in this early work.
Serge Gainsbourg - You're Under Arrest (1987) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 11of12}

Serge Gainsbourg - You're Under Arrest (1987) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 11of12}
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© 1987, 2011 Mercury / Universal | 277 164-8
Rock / Pop / Funk / International / Chanson / French Pop / Synth Pop

You're Under Arrest, Gainsbourg's final album, was another collaboration with American Billy Rush in New Jersey. It's difficult to say what Rush was going for here with Gainsbourg. There's the feeling that Rush was taken with both Nile Rodgers' Chic and Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five (especially with the "hugh, hugh, hugh" in the refrains). These are overly slick funk tunes that border on both new wave and rap, and seem to leave the subtle ironies of Gainsbourg's demented lyrics behind – which is too bad because this record is a step up lyrically from Love on the Beat.
Serge Gainsbourg - Love On The Beat (1984) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 8of12}

Serge Gainsbourg - Love On The Beat (1984) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 8of12}
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© 2011 Mercury / Universal | 277 164-6
Rock / French Pop / Funk / New Wave / Chanson

1984's Love on the Beat will forever be one of Serge Gainsbourg's most memorable recordings, but not for its musical quality. First and foremost it is the album that gave us the notorious, now infamous, single "Lemon Incest," with its equally scandalous video featuring Gainsbourg on a bed with his scantily clad 12-year-old daughter Charlotte performing the song. It is also the only American recording made by Gainsbourg, recorded in New Jersey with Billy Rush and synth king Larry Fast providing most of the synth programming. Finally, it is notorious for its feminine screaming on the title track, adding a double entendre to the word "beat" in the title.
Serge Gainsbourg - L' Homme à Tête de Chou (1976) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 7of12}

Serge Gainsbourg - L' Homme à Tête de Chou (1976) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 7of12}
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Rock / Progressive Rock / French Pop / International / Ethnic Music / Chanson

Even tolerant music fans shudder inwardly at the mention of the concept album, a largely prog rock genre that spawned many of the greatest aesthetic indiscretions of the '70s. L'Homme à Tête de Chou (The Man with the Cabbage Head) is a concept album and shares some of prog's general characteristics, but it's unlike anything emanating from rock's beardy depths. In the spirit of his 1971 masterpiece Histoire de Melody Nelson, Gainsbourg sets this album's brief tale amid a widescreen musical canvas. Whereas Melody Nelson was provocative without being explicit, the gravel-voiced Gallic lecher goes X-rated here – albeit without sacrificing his poetic élan.

Serge Gainsbourg - Gainsbourg Live 86 (Casino de Paris)  Music

Posted by zilfrid at June 5, 2008
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Serge Gainsbourg - Gainsbourg Live 86 (Casino de Paris)
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La légende raconte que Serge Gainsbourg s'est décidé à écrire après avoir vu Boris Vian sur scène. Tant mieux. La chanson française a rarement connu un auteur/compositeur/interprète aussi atypique et talentueux que l'homme à la tête de chou. Il sera l'artiste de sa génération le plus demandé par ses confrères : Les frères Jacques, Hugues Aufray (qui chantent dès 1960 "Le Poinçonneur des Lilas"), et surtout ses consoeurs : Juliette Gréco (créatrice de "La Javanaise"), Petula Clark, France Gall, Brigitte Bardot, Vanessa Paradis… Que de chemin parcouru entre le titre qui le révéla au grand public en 1959 : "Le Poinçonneur des Lilas" et son dernier album conceptuel You're Under Arrest de 1987 ! Entre Gainsbourg et Gainsbarre ! Ce live, enregistré à l'automne 1985 au Casino de Paris, par Dominique Blanc-Francard (qui réalisera quatre ans plus tard celui de Dutronc dans cette même salle) est d'ailleurs plus Gainsbarre que Gainsbourg, avec 13 titres sur 19 postérieurs à 1970. C'est bien évidemment le dernier album de l'époque qui est à l'honneur avec quatre chansons : "Love on the beat" (titre de ce dernier opus), "Sorry Angel", "Harley Davidson of the Beach" et le sulfureux "Lemon Incest" (dont la version studio a été enregistrée avec sa fille Charlotte) qui s'inspire d'un morceau de Chopin. On découvrira également quelques grands classiques des années 60 revisités comme "La Javanaise" (1962), "L'Eau à la bouche" (1960) ou "Bonnie and Clyde" qu'il enregistra avec Brigitte Bardot en 1968. Côté curiosité, signalons "Dépression au-dessus du jardin" qui figurait sur l'album écrit pour Catherine Deneuve ("Souviens toi de m'oublier" en 1981).

Serge Gainsbourg: A Fistful Of Gitanes (New Expanded Edition)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Rare-1 at Dec. 14, 2016
Serge Gainsbourg: A Fistful Of Gitanes (New Expanded Edition)

Sylvie Simmons, "Serge Gainsbourg: A Fistful Of Gitanes (New Expanded Edition)"
ISBN: 0306811839 | 2015 | EPUB / AZW3 | 192 pages | 8.67 / 7.49 MB
Serge Gainsbourg - Vu De L'exterieur (1973) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 10of12}

Serge Gainsbourg - Vu De L'exterieur (1973) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 10of12}
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© 1973, 2011 Mercury / Universal | 277 163-5
Rock / Pop / International / Chanson / French Pop / French Rock / Western European Traditions

Serge Gainsbourg's fascination with the noisier bodily functions has been well-documented, both by his biographers and by his own records. Who else, after all, would commission Sly & Robbie to lay down their earthiest, dubbiest reggae rhythm, then punctuate it with nonstop farting noises ("Evguenie Sokolov" from 1981's Mauvaises Nouvelles des Etoiles album)? Who else would write a novel about a gas-stricken painter who turns his body-burps to his artistic advantage? And whose else could conceive an album dedicated in its near-entirety to…well, the song titles tell that story: "La Poupee Qui Fait" translates as "The Doll That Goes to the Toilet," the title track documents the messier consequences of anal sex, and "Des Vents, des Pets, des Boums" means, simply, "Wind, Farts, Booms."
Serge Gainsbourg - Mauvaises Nouvelles Des Etoiles (1981) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 9of12}

Serge Gainsbourg - Mauvaises Nouvelles Des Etoiles (1981) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 9of12}
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© 1981, 2011 Mercury / Universal | 277 164-4
Reggae / Pop / Roots Reggae / Chanson / Reggae-Pop

Recorded in the Bahamas with the same all-star personnel as 1979's Aux Armes et Cætera, Mauvaises Nouvelles des Etoiles is yet another of Gainsbourg's reggae albums, including all the deficiencies inherent in its predecessor as well as the few positives. The breezy melodies of his prime material from the '60s and '70s are unfortunately missing. Though the sound and production is up to Gainsbourg's usual high standards, the songs are much weaker than expected. With little to anchor it except the players and Gainsbourg's seedy vocal delivery, Mauvaises Nouvelles des Etoiles simply floats away. :)
Serge Gainsbourg - Initials B.B. (1968) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 6of12}

Serge Gainsbourg - Initials B.B. (1968) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 6of12}
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© 2011 Mercury / Universal | 277 163-3
Pop / French Pop / Baroque Pop / French Rock / Chanson

The Comic Strip compilation may be an ideal overview to Gainsbourg's pop oeuvre, but for those sick puppies interested in exploring his entire catalog, this collaboration with then-lover Brigitte Bardot is a good place to start. Many of his most infamous songs ("Bonnie and Clyde," "Comic Strip,") are here, and the lesser-known numbers achieve the same giddy decadence. Yes, the subject matter is transgressive, the performances often silly, but long after the initial shock wears off, Gainsbourg's work continues to surprise and delight.
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire De Melody Nelson (1971) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 5of12}

Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire De Melody Nelson (1971) {Mercury Records - Vinyl Replica Reissue 2011 Set, CD 5of12}
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© 2011 Mercury / Universal | 277 165-1
Pop / French pop / French rock / Chanson

You don't need to speak a word of French to understand Histoire de Melody Nelson – one needs only to look at the front cover (with its nearly pornographic portrait of a half-naked nymphet clutching a rag doll) or hear the lechery virtually dripping from Serge Gainsbourg's sleazily seductive voice to realize that this is the record your mother always warned you about, a masterpiece of perversion and corruption.