Serge Gainsbourg – L’Homme à Tête de Chou

21.99

Format – LP Album ; 180 gr Reissue
Label – 4 Men with Beards
Genre – Rock ; Jazz ; Fusion

Tracklist

A1 – L’Homme À Tête De Chou
A2 – Chez Max Coiffeur Pour Homme
A3 – Marilou Reggae
A4 – Transit À Marilou
A5 – Flash Forward
A6 – Aéroplanes
A7 – Premiers Symptomes
B1 – Ma Lou Marilou
B2 – Variations Sur Marilou
B3 – Meurtre À L’Extincteur
B4 – Marilou Sous La Neige
B5 – Lunatic Asylum

Originally released in 1976,one of Gainsbourg’s underrated masterpieces,”L’Homme à tête de chou” is a concept album that waited several years before being found by a younger audience and recognized as masterpieces of French music.In 2010, the French edition of Rolling Stone magazine named this album the 28th greatest French rock album.

Description

L’Homme à tête de chou (1976) is a concept album by Serge Gainsbourg. Like its predecessors Histoire de Melody Nelson (1971),Vu de l’extérieur (1973) and Rock Around the Bunker (1975), the album received little attention when it was first issued.
“L’Homme à tête de chou” tells the story of a man in his forties falling in love with a rather free-minded shampoo girl. After the narrator meets the young girl at the barber shop where she works (“Chez Max coiffeur pour hommes”), we learn about their feelings for each other (“Ma Lou Marilou”), their erotic games (“Variations sur Marilou”), and ultimately about Marilou’s murder by the narrator, turned jealous lover (“Meurtre à l’extincteur”, “Marilou sous la neige”), and finally his decline into madness (“Lunatic Asylum”). Despite the fact that some songs, such as “L’Homme à tête de chou” and “Marilou Reggae”, have been well received, “Marilou sous la neige” and the 8-minute epic “Variations sur Marilou” were both commercial failures at the time of their release, and waited several years before being found by a younger audience and recognized as masterpieces of French music.

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Weight 0.3 kg

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