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Saturday, February 13, 2016

French Pop

I've managed to tune in to quite a bit of French radio as I've driven about. In general it is pretty dire as we know. There are a few good singers about, Zaz, Vianney, Louanne, the latter whom we may go see in concert later this year. But there is one song that drives me completely batshit. It's Ex Fan Des Sixties by Jane Birkin. Now, I grew up with Je t'aime (moi non plus) which she recorded with her lover and svengali, Serge Gainsborough, and it spoke volumes to a teenage boy. The breathy voice she used in that record is full on in ex-fan but not sensual. Good looking girl but not exactly the best singer.

Anyway, it's really the song itself that incenses me. In it she reels off all the acts, apparently of the 60's who have passed on to the big stage in the sky. Amongst the number are; Brian Jones, Jim Morrison, Elvis, Janis Joplin and then..........T Rex. T Rex! Who the fuck is T Rex?! Do you mean Marc Bolan you stupid bint?! Apart from which they had hits in the 70s. Was Serge so drug addled that he forgot and you didn't have any idea?
And not only that, it repeats it in the chorus three or four times. Aaaaarrrggh!!!!

Je t'aime, Oui! Ex Fan, Non merci!


  • Maybe she meant Trex, the baking margarine? I haven't seen that for a while.

    By Blogger Masher, At 5:58 PM  

  • I have some great French mashups. They're mostly Radiohead/French rap crossover. Very good work.

    By Blogger Brennig, At 11:04 AM  

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