Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire de Melody Nelson
|Series title:||33 1/3 Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||Bloomsbury Academic|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $14.95|
| Book Description: |
Outside his native France, the view of Serge Gainsbourg was once of a one-hit wonder lothario. This has been slowly replaced by an awareness of how talented and innovative a songwriter he was. Gainsbourg was an eclectic, protean figure; a Dadaist, poète maudit, Pop-Artist, libertine and anti-hero. An icon and iconoclast.
His masterpiece is arguably Histoire de Melody Nelson, an album suite combining many of his signature themes; sex, taboo, provocation, humour,...