Tuesday, April 08, 2008


Serge Gainsbourg (feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg): Lemon Incest

From the album Love On The Beat

Adapted by Serge from this piece by Chopin. Other pop confections based on this melody include Jo Stafford's No Other Love (1950) and Ken Dodd's So Deep Is The Night (1964)... or so I have read.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you have Jane B., the b-side of Je T'Aime, Moi Non Plus? That pairs a Chopin prelude (played in the style of a '70's porno soundtrack) with Jane Birkin singing the police report of her own corpse, found by the side of the road. It's a bleedin' masterpiece.

Tom

emmett said...

Hey Tom, no, I've never heard the song you're talking about, and it's interesting to know that Serge took his musical bucket to the Chopin well more than once. If you have an mp3 of Jane B., by all means, send that, chief!

mistershears said...

I don't have an mp3 but "Jane B" is on YouTube: http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=eFQJOxsaOZI&NR=1 - it's beautiful!