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Ah! Melody…

Posted by keepitcoming on March 2, 2006

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the death of Serge Gainsbourg, né Lucien Ginzburg. There’s no need to pussyfoot, he was a true genius. The man had its flaws, but his music is consistently awe-inspiring. He did not abide to many rules -on live TV, besides drinking and smoking heavily, he’s famous for having burnt bank notes and told Whitney Houston he’d like to fuck her- so I decided to bend mine and do a second daily post which features a whole record. The concept-album Histoire de Melody Nelson was released almost 35 years ago, and its 28 minutes remain an endless source of inspiration for countless artists (check the gorgeous strings courtesy of Jean-Claude Vannier on this 2001 remaster).

  • Serge Gainsbourg “MelodyHistoire de Melody Nelson, 1971
  • Serge Gainsbourg “Ballade de Melody NelsonHistoire de Melody Nelson, 1971
  • Serge Gainsbourg “Valse de MelodyHistoire de Melody Nelson, 1971
  • Serge Gainsbourg “Ah ! MelodyHistoire de Melody Nelson, 1971
  • Serge Gainsbourg “L’hôtel particulierHistoire de Melody Nelson, 1971
  • Serge Gainsbourg “En MelodyHistoire de Melody Nelson, 1971
  • Serge Gainsbourg “Cargo culteHistoire de Melody Nelson, 1971

[Buy Serge Gainsbourg]

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