He still went on to write and produce three more albums for her: Baby Alone in Babylone , Lost Song , Amour des feintes , with many songs being about their relationship including Fuir le bonheur de peur qu'il ne se sauve , which would be read by Catherine Deneuve during Gainsbourg funerals in In the s, near the end of his life, Gainsbourg became a regular figure on French TV.
His appearances were increasingly devoted to his controversial sense of humour and provocation. Gainsbourg spat out at her, "You're nothing but a filthy whore". For many in France, this incident was the last straw, and much of his later work was overlooked since it was often done and performed while he was inebriated. After Gainsbourg's passing, Eddy Mitchell reported that their duet of " You Rascal You " had far fewer sales than would have normally been expected because of this.
Michel Drucker, also, reported that he had a difficult time apologizing to Whitney Houston. After that particular incident, Gainsbourg was never again really "clean" in public, almost always having a drink in his hand and a lit cigarette between his lips, thus disgusting many with his behavior and demeanor in all he said and did.
His songs became increasingly eccentric during this period, ranging from the anti-drug Aux Enfants de la Chance , to the highly controversial duet with his daughter Charlotte named Lemon Incest. This translates as "Inceste de citron" , a wordplay on "un zeste de citron" a lemon zest. While on stage he began to tell an obscene story about Brigitte Bardot and a champagne bottle, only to stagger offstage and collapse in a nearby seat.
Subsequent years saw his health deteriorate. He had to undergo liver surgery but denied any connection to cancer or cirrhosis. His appearances and releases became sparser as he had to rest and recover in Vezelay. During these final years, he released Love on the Beat , a controversial electronic album with mostly sexual themes examplified by the titular song, for which he sampled actual sexual screams from Bambou , and his last studio album, You're Under Arrest , which presented more synth-driven songs, as well as two live albums.
Gainsbourg appeared in nearly 50 film and television roles. In he wrote music for and appeared as himself in Le Pacha directed by Georges Lautner. In , he appeared in William Klein's pop art satire Mr. They acted together again in Cannabis the following year, and again in Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye in Throughout his career, Gainsbourg wrote the soundtracks for nearly 60 films and television programs.
There is still good material that I love there, but there are some musical misconceptions there too. The production and the instrumentation now sound dated in a slick 'adult' kind of way.
I leave the 'jazzy retro' rubbish to others. Where and when will become clear in the marking, as indeed will where not. I just shudder to think of the great material before and after they would be inclined to remove marks from. This is my list, and I impose my own personal taste.
It's all good fun. So they are what they are and will remain that way. I can only re-iterate what I said earlier: study this discography with a keen eye. I have arranged the material in accordance with the original album releases. But please pay close attention to the tracks underneath each particular album set, because there are some rare finds and gems in there which, if you search long enough and hard enough, you may well be able to find. I have often added a mark in order to stimulate further interest, or merely for historical interest.
It wasn't issued at the time and is not well known. The discography I have pieced together unearths a number of similarly interesting tracks known only, if at all, to hardcore fans. It disappeared from view only to be rediscovered by the younger generation in Jessica Sula's version in Skins.
And remember, too, that the scoring itself is imprecise and has certain vagaries. All I can say is that it is better than her version of La Mer , recorded the same way in the same time and place. She does. The songs went down well with the television audience, apparently.
These are two of the greatest songs ever written. She's better than this. Even her worst is pretty OK. I don't know. Would you prefer to be outraged, disgusted, or bored? I have a strange attraction to Elvis' worst material. It doesn't leave you cool, calm, and indifferent.
I am sure that in any idle moments I may get in the future that I may revisit these charts and alter the scoring a little. On a personal note, I'll admit to adding a mark to Je Veux Qu'il Revienne to ensure its status as a I always liked the song.
It depends on how much you like pop music. I like it. The song was recorded in and very much heralds the start of a new era in pop.
So why the extra mark? Purely personal. It's an important point to make when it comes to writing the histories of these singers and times. Who on earth are The Vernons Girls, I hear you ask? Few if anyone outside of the UK know The Vernons Girls, but they had a certain popularity for a short while in the UK, scoring a number of fair to middling hit records in and Only You Can Do It was their best song, but flopped in the singles chart in With no more hits, the band split in Sound Library.
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