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Twenty years ago this week saw an event that brought the entire French population to a standstill. So what better way to commemorate his life and legacy than a look at the 20 most scandalous things he achieved during his career? In Gainsbourg became infatuated with the French siren who, while enduring a difficult time in her marriage, agreed to go on a date with him. So intimidated was he by her stunning looks that on the date, he lost all of the wit and charisma that he was renowned for. Thinking he had ruined his chances with the sultry blonde, he returned home to hear a ringing phone over which Bardot insisted that as an apology for his poor performance on the date, he write her the most beautiful love song ever heard.
The song had been mixed and readied for radio when Bardot, remembering that she was married, revoked her consent for its release. Bardot later went on to release the recording in And also to divorce her husband. Distraught after the collapse of his relationship with Bardot, Gainsbourg occupied himself with a role in the film Slogan. Playing opposite him was a charming, young English actor called Jane Birkin. Under the impression that her co-star hated her, Birkin arranged a dinner with him over which Gainsbourg, 18 years her senior, fell in love. Unfortunately, due to the amount of alcohol consumed throughout the date, the first night the pair spent together was in a hotel room A willing companion was, however, found in new love interest Jane Birkin.
Rumours had circulated that the pair recorded some of the more intimate parts of the song by placing a microphone underneath their bed. In actual fact, the re-recording was undertaken in studios in Paris and London where the heavy breathing was claimed to have been meticulously stage-managed by Gainsbourg. Birkin has always denied the rumours of employing the under-bed recording technique The single sold millions and set the tone for what was to come next from the scandalous pair.
Moi Non Plus were sold around the world, the song was still considered too explicit for radio play. It was also banned in Spain, Sweden, Italy and even on French Gainsborough sex girls before 11pm. It has also been claimed that the Italian executive who permitted the release of the song was excommunicated by the Vatican, and in the US, limited sales and radio play led the single to peak at Gainsborough sex girls oddly appropriate chart position of This was always going to raise a few eyebrows, particularly when you get your young girlfriend to pose as the eponymous teenage seductress for the album cover.
An ultimately tragic tale, the album is now recognised much more for its musical prowess than any underlying Lolita-inspired tones.
With strings and arrangements orchestrated by the profoundly talented Jean-Claude Vannier, musicians from Beck through to Placebo and Portishead have cited this album as hugely influential on their work, demonstrating once again how Gainsbourg could overcome a scandal to emerge the immensely gifted hero.
Typical Gainsbourg, always one to go out in style. This is what Serge Gainsborough sex girls people with in Moi Non Plus was a complicated, explicit story following the difficult relationship of a gay man who falls in love with a boyish female Birkinand the sexual problems and emotional difficulties this inevitably le to.
The film was poorly received in France, and even more so in England where it was shown on only one screen — in an adult cinema in Soho. Paris, Thirty years after the end of the second world war. This would be a good moment, Gainsbourg thought to himself, to release Rock Around the Bunker, an upbeat concept album about Nazi Germany.
The songs were set to swinging two-step beats, a return to a rockier feel after a few albums exploring more orchestral sounds. This song, combined with other tracks from the album such as Eva and SS in Uruguay led Gainsbourg, provocative as ever, to find himself in trouble for his comical take on a controversial subject.
This has a tendency to incite hatred among your fellow countrymen. A stint in Jamaica was where Gainsbourg recorded his reggae-inspired effort, Aux Armes Et Caeteraof which the title track was a cover of the French national anthem, La Marseillaise.
However, in Gainsborough sex girls Gainsbourg style, the controversy was manipulated to work to his advantage, and the album eventually became one of his fastest sellers. Aux Armes Et Caetera sold more thancopies in France and is considered to be one of the earliest albums to have brought reggae to the mainstream. Gainsbourg claimed to need the calming influence of black at his St Germain home to counter the relentless activity in his brain. Each item of his extravagant collection of objects was specifically placed around his house and according to Birkin, Gainsbourg would know if anything had been touched or moved.
Surrounded by beautiful things, but also compelled by an impulse that would probably be described today as OCD, Gainsbourg strived to keep his home exactly as he wanted it. Being unable to treat the house as a home was reportedly one of the contributing factors to Birkin leaving him in For one thing, this was illegal. It was in this year that Gainsbourg burned a franc note live on French TV in a protest against heavy taxation. Although an offence punishable by law, Gainsbourg would feel the heat from a different direction.
Recorded with year-old daughter Charlotte in as ly mentioned, one of his more outlandish yearsthe song caused uproar in France, and even made headlines in the UK. Also featuring his most highly contested release, Lemon Incest, Love On the Beat would go on to become his most provocative album. The film intertwined stories of incest and suicidal tendencies that French audiences found distasteful and difficult to understand. This reaction was upsetting for all involved in the film and to make things up to his daughter, Gainsbourg wrote her an album of the same name with poignant, touching duets.
Serge Gainsbourg would be found dead after suffering another heart attack Gainsborough sex girls his home in Rue de Verneuil. Although leaving a legacy of scandal, drama and controversy, Gainsbourg is now remembered much more for his artistic ability, music and charisma. Serge Gainsbourg is still a highly debated, yet widely adored character.
He also achieved what he intended, to have us all talking about him, even 20 years after his death. Music blog Serge Gainsbourg. Serge Gainsbourg's 20 most scandalous moments. French connection Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg. Francine Gorman. Dating the already married Brigitte Bardot In Gainsbourg became infatuated with the French siren who, while enduring a difficult time in her marriage, agreed to go on a date with him. Writing a concept album about falling in love with a teenage girl, who subsequently dies in a plane crash This was always going to raise a few eyebrows, particularly when you get your young girlfriend to pose as the eponymous teenage seductress for the album cover.
Casting his girlfriend in the role of the boyish-looking lover of a homosexual man This is what Serge riled people with in Embracing Nazi rock Paris, Releasing a reggae version of the French national anthem This has a tendency to incite hatred among your fellow countrymen. Turning his house into a black, fabric-lined museum Gainsbourg claimed to need the calming influence of black at his St Germain home to counter the relentless activity in his brain. Setting a franc note alight on French TV For one thing, this was illegal.
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