Label: Tee Vee Records - TF-1046 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: Canada • Genre: Pop • Style: Vocal
The mystique of Serge Gainsbourg still hangs in the air, like smoke from a Gitane, and 15 years after his death, the self proclaimed "cabbage-headed sex maniac" still Oscar (43) - Remember The Star a phenomenal amount of charisma and influence over the pop world. It's a tribute album with a twist, though, as all of the songs have been meticulously translated into English, many for the first time.
The sheer variety of the contributors here should give some indication of the universal influence the man still holds. From Jarvis Cocker to Marianne FaithfullMichael Stipe to Marc AlmondFranz Ferdinand to Cat Power -- the lineup is nearly as diverse as the man's career was and, duly, the material covered here comes from nearly every corner of Gainsbourg 's catalog.
Alongside the melancholy, there is a good amount of just plain fun to be had as well. In a situation where any number of factors could have sent this project careening down the wrong tracks, Verve Forecast managed to wrangle it all in and Comme Je Taime - Various - Retro Pop a tribute that is reverent, representational, serious, and fun, all at the same time.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date August 1, Track Listing. Serge Gainsbourg. Requiem for a Jerk Requiem Pour un Con. Michael Stipe. Au Revior Emmanuelle Goodbye Emmanuelle. Lola R. For Ever Lola Rastaquouere. Marianne Faithfull. Boomerang Comme Je Taime - Various - Retro Pop un Boomerang.
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