Melody.mov Serge made an LP length video for "Histoire de Melody Nelson" (the whole LP is only like 27 minutes long...). Here's the 1st song (look out, it's over 40 megs!). More to come.... Buy The CD on Amazon
"Jean Claude Vannier is one of the most inventive string arrangers in pop music whose record legacy has been pitiful at best. Until now. Andy Votel and the good folks at Delay 68 and Finders Keepers records have released his debut album ‘L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches' on Delay 68 Records.
But why all the brou-ha-ha? Why? Because if his name is credited on an album, it is bound to be a masterpiece of arrangements. Even if his only contribution to the yeh-yeh pop had been Serge Gainsbourg ‘Histoire de Melody Nelson'.
The Gainsbourg/Vannier connection has always been marked with cool from the beginning. Their first collaborative effort was Cannabis; a film soundtrack starring the french psychedelic Lothario and Jane Birkin. Vaguely reminiscent of Roman Polanksi's 1970 sexual freedom effort, ‘Quoi' only with more blood, sex and death. The score, is a borderline, masterpiece, with gliding psychedelic string arrangements over a whispering Serge through to the french baroque of ‘‘Le Deuzieme homme and the organ and Jane Birkin's butterfly coos ..."
11 January 1967
French TV broadcasts the one and only number of the radically modern TV pop show
Dents de lait, dents de loup, created by Pierre Koralnik and Jean-Pierre
Spiero, for which Serge wrote the theme song. The show includes a duo of France
Gall and Serge Gainsbourg singing "Les
sucettes", but also the Walker Brothers, Marianne Faithfull, Sylvie
Vartan, Claude François, Eddy Mitchell and Françoise Hardy.(Link To Serge Biography page) Dents De Lait, Dents De Loup.mov