Monday, April 05, 2010

Mains Across The Eau

A Franco-American moment for your post-holiday musical pleasure.

It's 'Heaven Can Wait,' the lead-off single from the 'IRM' collaboration between American music visionary and pop-collage genius Beck and French actor/singer/songwriter Charlotte Gainsburg. This song's folksy funky shuffle and surreal gait are, well, very Beck...

She is, of course, the daughter of French songwriter-poet-enfant terrible Serge Gainsbourg and UK actress-model Jane Birkin; in the late 1960s these two recorded the notoriously orgasmic 'Je T'Aime (Moi Non Plus)' that inspired, among other things, Donna Summer's 'Love to Love You Baby.'' This seminal Gainsbourg/Birkin classic is included at the bottom of this post..

The Gainsburg/Beck album, single & video has
won great reviews and a handful of French music awards.. Here's the 'Heaven Can Wait' clip...

own sultry influence is more prominent on the rest of the album, set off to good effect with Beck's atmospherics and ethereal touches. Here, the twosome perform 'Master's Hand' on KCRW...

Also live on KCRW, 'Time Of The Assassins...'

Here it is 'Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus..' A blast of 60s soft lust and romance, and you can see Charlotte's family resemblance...

this entry's permalink
Comments: Post a Comment

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?