News featuring Serge Gainsbourg

The following news stories mention Serge Gainsbourg. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 8 hours ago.

’14 Dec 18 Thu

Thursday 18th December

  • 2014 albums we missed: Sylvie Simmons – Sylvie review

    There’s an unspoken rule among rock critics: don’t release your own music. Simmons shatters that rule to gripping effect with one of the most beautiful, low-key albums of the year

    There’s no getting around the fact that, at first glance, Sylvie Simmons’s debut album is quite a tough sell. Simmons is best known as a writer: LA correspondent for Sounds in the 70s, Kerrang’s hair metal expert in the 80s, latterly Mojo’s Americana critic and author of acclaimed biographies of Serge Gainsbourg and Leonard Cohen. There aren’t supposed to be many rules for rock journalists, but one pretty incontrovertible one is: for God’s sake, don’t make your own music. There are, of course, exceptions, but Simmons is embarking on a difficult path previously trodden by Nick Kent, Charles Shaar Murray and Lester Bangs: great writers whose endeavours as recording artists offer compelling evidence that the twain should never meet.

    Read the complete article at feeds.theguardian.com

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Tuesday 2nd December

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’14 Jul 22 Tue

Tuesday 22nd July

  • Franz Ferdinand Curate Their Own 'LateNightTales' Compilation

    Franz Ferdinand are becoming the latest in a long line of acts to assemble some of their favourite songs for a LateNightTales compilation. Their contribution is due out on September 15. As always with the LateNightTales compilations, these tunes are designed for nocturnal listening. Artists who Franz Ferdinand have selected include Boards of Canada, Paul McCartney & Wings, Can, Serge Gainsbourg, Oneohtrix Point Never, James Brown, Ian Dury, Lee "Scratch" Perry and more. There is also one original contribution from Franz Ferdinand: a cover of Jonathan Halper's "Leaving...Read More

    Read the complete article at exclaim.ca

’14 Jul 11 Fri

Friday 11th July

  • Mick Harvey: Intoxicated Man / Pink Elephants

    They are Serge Gainsbourg's songs, but it's Harvey’s show, and he does a fine job as frontman throughout.

    As a critic, I sometimes find it difficult to separate my particular love for an artist from that artist's relevance in the general scheme of things. Critics must remember, our intense love of an album does not always mean it is a progressive release that will change the pop cultural climate. Mick Harvey's two albums of Serge Gainsbourg covers, Intoxicated Man and Pink Elephants are without a doubt two of my favorite albums ever. My…

    Read the complete article at www.popmatters.com

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Friday 13th June

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Tuesday 20th May

  • Dark Model – “Fate”

    Dark Model is Tatsuya Oe, a highly acclaimed crafter of heavy-beat electronic music who has collaborated with the likes of James Brown and Serge Gainsbourg, in addition to opening for David Bowie and Kraftwerk. Those are just a few of the 200 or so artists he’s collaborated with. Oe remains in high demand because he creates […]

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’14 Feb 27 Thu

Thursday 27th February

  • Female pleasure in pop music

    Women pleasuring themselves in pop videos and lyrics isn't new – what's different is that male pleasure is no longer part of the equation

    Annie Clark, aka St Vincent, surprised fans last December with a new single Birth in Reverse, which featured the line: "Oh what an ordinary day, take out the garbage, masturbate." Shortly thereafter, a salacious video for Miley Cyrus's Adore materialised, in which the singer runs a sly hand down her body to signify that she too will procure her own pleasure – a routine she's also decided to play up on her current Bangerz tour. Not long after Adore appeared online, Nicki Minaj sneaked up on fans by releasing a remix of the song Boss Ass Bitch and from it sprung the words: "It's a holiday, playing with my pussy day." Most recently, on Valentine's Day, Minaj said on her new single Lookin Ass N*gga…

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’14 Feb 17 Mon

Monday 17th February

  • Juliette Gréco: 'We were very naughty'

    She was Miles Davis's lover, Orson Welles's drinking partner and Jean-Paul Sartre's muse. But Juliette Gréco is still going strong at 86 – and still singing chanson. Agnès Poirier meets the French icon

    Juliette Gréco, looking fabulous in her trademark black trousers and slender cashmere polo neck, is remembering the first time she sang in Rio de Janeiro. It was the 1950s, and she was far from famous, even in her native France. "Thousands of tickets sold out in a day," she laughs. "I found it extraordinary – until I realised a local newspaper had said I'd be singing naked! They all wanted to see that French woman singing in the nude."

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’14 Jan 28 Tue

Tuesday 28th January

  • Primavera announces full 2014 line-up

    The National, Kendrick Lamar and Slowdive are among those joining headliners Arcade Fire and Pixies

    Primavera Sound has announced its full line-up for this spring's 14th edition, adding Nine Inch Nails, Caetano Veloso, the newly reformed Slowdive and dozens more to an already blockbuster line-up. You can see the full list of bands here.

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