Aurore est une styliste reconnue et Ludovic un agriculteur reconverti dans le recouvrement de dettes. Ils n'ont rien en commun si ce n'est un curieux problème : des corbeaux ont élu domicile dans la cour de leur immeuble parisien. Elle en a une peur bleue, alors que son inflammable voisin saurait, lui, comment s'en débarrasser. Pour cette jeune femme, qui tout à la fois l'intimide et le rebute, il va les tuer. Ce premier pas les conduira sur un chemin périlleux qui, de la complicité à l'égarement amoureux, les éloignera peu à peu de leur raisonnable quotidien. …
Bonjour à tous ! Aujourd'hui, on se retrouve pour une critique du nouveau coffret de la collection "Écoutez le cinéma !" de Stéphane Lerouge, consacré à l’œuvre musico-cinématographique du (plus) grand artiste français : Serge Gainsbourg.
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.
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.
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.
This good value set comprises Gainsbourg's 3 reggae albums (2 studio & 1 live - originally released between 1979 & 1981) housed in a smart 10 inch hardback book with some great photos. This collection uses the 2003 'remixed' versions of the albums - when the bass and drums were carefully cranked up for a heavier reggae sound, with Gainsbourg's complete vocal parts left in.