Serge Gainsbourg (French pronunciation: [sɛʁʒ ɡɛ̃zbuʁ] (listen); born Lucien Ginsburg; 2 April 1928 – 2 March 1991) was a French musician, singer-songwriter, actor, author and filmmaker. Regarded as one of the most important figures in French pop, he was renowned for often provocative and scandalous releases which caused uproar in France, dividing public opinion. His artistic output ranged from his early work in jazz, chanson, and yé-yé to later efforts in rock, zouk, funk, reggae, and electronica. Gainsbourg's varied musical style and individuality make him difficult to categorise, although his legacy has been firmly established and he is often regarded as one of the world's most influential popular musicians.
His lyrical works incorporated wordplay, with humorous, bizarre, provocative, sexual, satirical or subversive overtones. Gainsbourg wrote over 550 songs, which have been covered more than 1,000 times by diverse artists.
Since his death from a second heart attack in 1991, Gainsbourg's music has reached legendary stature in France, and he has become one of the country's best-loved public figures. He has also gained a cult following all over the world with chart success in the United Kingdom and Belgium with "Je t'aime... moi non plus" and "Bonnie and Clyde", respectively.
Artist: Serge Gainsbourg
Format: LP, Album, Reissue
Style: Leftfield, Downtempo, Experimental
A1 Ballade De Melody Nelson (Howie B.)
A2 Là-Bas C'Est Naturel (Faze Action)
A3 Love On The Beat (Krikor & W.A.R.R.I.O.)
B1 Bonnie & Clyde (Herbert's Fred & Ginger Mix)
B2 No Comment (Dax Riders)
B3 Sea, Sex & Sun (Demon Ritchie)
C1 Lola Rastaquouère (Chateau Flight)
C2 Aéroplanes (Readymade's Bold Mix)
C3 Marabout (Bob Sinclar)
C4 Five Easy Pisseuses (OGM)
D1 Requiem Pour Un C.. (The Orb)
D2 L'Hôtel Particulier (Stratus)
D3 Je T'Aime... Moi, Non Plus (Dampfad Dub)
D4 New York-U.S.A. (Snooze)