Merde in France – Gainsbourg, Dutronc, Hardy, Piaf etc.

Here’s a selection of fine French delicacies that you may enjoy, culled from 3 CD’s of stuff I put together for a French road trip.

Now there are a couple of things here that might need a little explaining, firstly the title ‘Merde in France’ refers to the title of a Jacques Dutronc song from the early 1980’s (which isn’t on here). The pics on the cover might make you think that this just features the French ‘Ye Ye’ sounds of the mid 60’s – it doesn’t, but lets face it Francoise Hardy, Marie Laforêt et al are more easy on the eye than the likes of Charles Trenet and Jean Jacques Perrey. So what you get here are some of the fore mentioned Ye Ye favourites, a smattering of chanson – Edith Piaf, Lucienne Boyer, some groovy soundtrack action – Michel Legrand, Karl-Heinz Schäfer and some general weirdness – André Popp, Pierre Henry (damn, no Roger Roger).

It’s worth noting that there’s no French punk bands on here, I thought it would ruin the flow somewhat but I would recommend seeking out the great Metal Urbain and Guilty Razors (who cheated by being from Spain and singing in English), and if you think Plastic Bertrand was French think again, that MoFo was a Belgian.

01. France Gall – Made In France
02. Jacques Dutronc – J’Ai Tout Lu, Tout Vu, Tout Bu
03. Jeanne Moreau – Le Tour Billion
04. Liz Brady – Palladium
05. Georges Garvarentz – Neus Dans L’eau
06. Sheila – Bang bang
07. Jacqueline Taieb – 7 Heures Du Matin
08. Jean Jacques Perrey – Eva
09. Marie Laforêt – Et si Je t’aime
10. Antoine – Pop Corn
11. Serge Gainsbourg – 69 Annee Erotique
12. Francoise Hardy – Comment Te Dire Adieu
13. Sheila – Du côté d’où viendra le jour
14. Le Gaucher – Hold Up A Monte-Carlo
15. Brigitte Bardot – Moi Je Joue
16. Lucienne Boyer – Parlez Moi D’Amour
17. Jacques Dutronc – Fais Pas Çi, Fais Pas Ça
18. Karl-Heinz Schäfer – Accroc
19. Serge Gainsbourg – Requiem Pour Un Twisteur
20. Charles Trenet – Boum!
21. Christie Laume – Agathe ou christie
22. André Popp – Chasseurs sachez danser
23. Gillian Hills – Tut Tut Tut Tut
24. Michel Legrand – The Boston Wrangler
25. Samantha Shelton & Michael Andrew – The Man With The Big Sombrero
26. Francoise Hardy – Le Premier Du Jour
27. Serge Gainsbourg – Chez Les Yé-Yé
28. Pierre Henry – Teen Tonic
29. Karl-Heinz Schäfer – Kidnapping
30. Edith Piaf – La Vie En Rose

Get ’em here


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2 responses to “Merde in France – Gainsbourg, Dutronc, Hardy, Piaf etc.

  1. fran

    tres bonne la compilation!! merci !!!

    et bon on dira !!! MERDE IN FRANCE !!!!

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