Saturday, 5 June 2010

Serge Gainsbourg - Melody (1971)

This isn't something to listen to while washing the dishes. It's a tune you need to immerse yourself in. On headphones maybe, or in a quiet room on a good stereo. It's languid, a little bit funky, a little bit rocky and OH MY GOD THE STRINGS.

If you like Beck (who lifted this almost wholesale for 'Paper Tiger'), Air, Massive Attack, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Thievery Corporation or anything which gets your head nodding while blowing your mind then this is for you.

And how many tunes have the guys who wrote the themes to Grange Hill and the News At Ten, plus Herbie Flowers, who played bass on Walk On The Wild Side?

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