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Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson

 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:10 am    Post subject: Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson Reply with quote

Just got this recently and I love it. great blend of rock and orchestra, and i absolutely love the bass work (primarily i'm a bassist).

i can't understand serge, but the musical is magical, anyone else love this record?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:15 am    Post subject: Re: Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson Reply with quote

Yeah, the bass is way up front and big. I only wish it was an instrumental record.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson Reply with quote

haha, yeah the french lyrics are a little much and are upfront in the mix, way upfront.

i just try and concentrate on the tunes.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson Reply with quote

It's fantastic. Mixed to sound like an imaginary film soundtrack in Serge's head perhaps? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:47 am    Post subject: Re: Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson Reply with quote

Marc Goodman clued me in to the similarity between Serge's "Melody" and Beck's "Paper Tiger."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwk1MX9wbag

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VoJMUpzAyI
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson Reply with quote

yeah beck admitted to ripping him off as an homage to serge, beck just did serge's daughter's (charlotte) record, IRM. apparently the gainsbourg family didn't care about him lifting that.
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