Serge Gainsbourg - Gainsbourg Avant Gainsbarre

No matter how provocative, edgy and anti-hero the guy was, every French person of every age loved and still loves Serge. He isn’t like anyone else. For many French people, Gainsbourg belongs in their national heritage alongside wine, the Tour de France, gastronomy and the Eiffel Tower! His influence on pop music is enormous.


Numerous national and international artists of today are indebted to him, including Beck, Air, Nouvelle Vague, Sonic Youth, Vive La Fête and Goldfrapp. He was both a top composer and a top lyricist with a real gift for wordplay. This collection from the late fifties / early sixties recalls the era when the world became acquainted with Gainsbourg’s brilliant songs like La Poinçonneur Des Lilas, L’Eau A La Bouche and Black Trombone.


(This is not the Ltd Ed Green Record store day 2019 pressing but a standard black vinyl pressing.)


Track listing


A1 Le Poinçonneur Des Lilas  
A2 Baudelaire  
A3 Intoxicated Man  
A4 Ce Mortel Ennui  
A5 L'Anthracite  
A6 L'Eau À La Bouche  
A7 Black Trombone  
A8 Le Claqueur De Doigts  
B1 La Chanson De Prévert  
B2 L'Alcool  
B3 Viva Villa  
B4 En Realisant Ta Lettre  
B5 Mambo Miam Miam  
B6 Du Jazz Dans Le Ravin  
B7 Requiem Pour Un Twisteur  
B8 Adieu, Créature  


Cat number - VP90107

Serge Gainsbourg - Gainsbourg Avant Gainsbarre