watch this great clip of serge and marianne - watch out for bambou too. watch serge as he tells bambou he wants to fuck marianne, watch him chauffeur marianne as she makes her video for 'sweetheart', see her gulp down a can of beer - (listen out for serges comment here). but nothing can out do marianne informing serge as he flirts that she is 'not brigitte bardot!'. he looks like he is about to die and she looks like a spaced out prostitute! watch this - fifteen minutes well spent!
want to see some of your favourite dolls posing for the french equivalent to playboy?
check out dani, corynne charby, bambou, amanda lear and lio here!
see stone(!!!!!), more dani, valerie legrange and joelle here
also here are some amazing pictures of grace jones in playboy.
BAMBOU - LULU (1986) this ode to her and serges son lucien (lulu) wasn't on her 'made in china' album and actually gives a better idea of where her music might have gone next. a much better song, with better production and much better male vocals!- clearly sounding more gainsbourgy. the b-side 'shanghai' is also not available on her album -you can hear it below - but does anyone have an mp3 of it (or can anyone rip it for me?!)
BAMBOU - MADE IN CHINA we all know that serge had the magic touch when it came to writing for women. but something didn't work out when he wrote an album for his wife bambou (named because she smoked opium a lot) - it was a total flop. think charlottes wonderful charlotte for ever album mixed with grace jones inside story album - see! that doesn't sound too bad does it?! bambous voice is good enough - again it's reminiscent of charlotte or isabelle adjani. what lets this album down the most is the cheap production and god awful male voice that keeps cropping up - sometimes singing with bambou, sometimes just singing hideous back up. anyway, the album is bloody hard to get hold of, so for the next few days i hope to bring bambou to a new audience who can give her appreciation she deserves.
CATERINA CASELLI - IL VOLTO DELLA VITA she must be really good to take me away from my french singing dolls! she is my favourite italian singer - if you are not familiar with her, give the next few posts a try and allow yourself the pleasure of caterina. this song is a masterful cover of 'the days of pearly spencer'.