May 23, 1962
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|| The wings are slowly opening
By Jack Anderson on January 10, 2019
Things start to become very interesting in this fourth album, released in 1962. The world is changing and Gainsbourg as well. It is clearly a transition album, where Gainsbourg starts, for the very first time, to abandon his primary music style (jazz) to start to join pop and ye-ye ("Vilaines filles, mauvais garçon"). The 50's are transitioning to the 60's and this is the first album where we can listen the glimpses of this change.
"Black Trombone", a wonderful song that I could listen endlessly. This is just pure jazz!
"Vilaines filles, mauvais garçon", not a perfect song, but clearly the first attempt at pop and ye-ye.
"La javanaise", such a classic song. What I like as well is that the recording of Gainsbourg's voice is a bit saturated, and it works so well.
"Un violon, un jambon", just fun.
I give it 6 out of 10. Very good. Gainsbourg starts to become very, very interesting.