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Serge Gainsbourg

Date: March 24, 1971 (release)
Release: Polygram International #548429
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“Ugliness has more going for it than beauty. It endures.”

Serge Gainsbourg

“The man who looked like a louche turtle cross-bred with a dissipated, chain-smoking wolf was also a singer, songwriter, actor, painter, cutting-edge composer, Eurovision Song Contest winner, novelist, screnwriter, film director, provocateur, sentimentalist, populist, intellectual, and the single most important person in the history of French pop music.”

Sylvie Simmons, Mojo Magazine

I wish I could speak better French, so that I might fully understand the words on Histoire de Melody Nelson. According to my trusted French friends, Gainsbourg’s lyrics are pure poetry, Read more »

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