Thursday, March 11, 2004

"Kiss Me Hardy"

Serge Gainsbourg never made for comfortable listening, his subject matter was often deeply suspect, but he had an impeccable ear for rhythm and a tune. Maurice Chevalier wouldn't have stood a chance if Serge had been around a little earlier. This one's about cruising gay bars, Francis Bacon and a pun about Nelson's dying words. But when it's sung in French, you sort of forget all that. Actually, scratch the Maurice Chevalier reference... he'd have had a coronary.

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