Features I by I 11.09.15

FACT Focus 1: Serge Gainsbourg

FACT Focus is a brand new mix series.

Regular FACT readers may have noticed that occasionally, to accompany a large feature or list, the author has provided a mix summarizing the article in handy-to-absorb MP3 format. Well, we’ve decided to flesh this out into a series.

Episodes of FACT Focus will, umm, focus on a specific artist, label, scene or sound. The mixes won’t be weekly, but they’ll always go the extra mile in terms of highlighting hidden classics and mapping-out specific eras or sounds.

This week’s inaugural mix comes from our NYC-based contributor Mikey IQ Jones, who put together the exhaustive Beginner’s Guide to Serge Gainsbourg. He’s gone through his enviable collection of dusty 7″s and well-worn LPs to come up with a perfect porthole into the bizarre career of one of the 20th century’s most intriguing musical figures.

The artwork is provided by Mat Pringle.


Michel Colmbier ‘New Délire Again’ (1968)
Serge Gainsbourg ‘L’Homme À Tête De Chou’ (1976)
Serge Gainsbourg ‘L’Anthracite’ (1959)
Serge Gainsbourg ‘La-Bas C’est Naturel’ (1964)
Serge Gainsbourg ‘Equateur’ (1983)
Serge Gainsbourg ‘Comme Un Boomerang’ (1975)
France Gall & Serge Gainsbourg ‘Dents De Lait Dents De Loup’ (1967)
Serge Gainsbourg ‘Ford Mustang’ (1968)
Serge Gainsbourg ‘Le Cadavre Exquis’ (1975)
Jean-Claude Vannier ‘Danger’ (1970)
Serge Gainsbourg ‘Tout Mou Tout Doux’ (1973)
Jean-Claude Vannier ‘Transe Party Des Haschichiens’ (1969)
Serge Gainsbourg & Jean-Claude Vannier ‘L’Hôtel Particulier’ (1971)
Serge Gainsbourg ‘Goodbye Emmanuelle’ (1977)
Serge Gainsbourg & Jean-Claude Vannier ‘Pleure-Moi Un Verre’ (1970)
Serge Gainsbourg ‘Mister Iceberg’ (1978)
Serge Gainsbourg ‘Requiem Pour Un Con…’ (1968)
Serge Gainsbourg ‘Baudelaire’ (1962)
Serge Gainsbourg ‘Ces Petits Riens’ (1964)
Serge Gainsbourg ‘Transit À Marilou’ (1976)
Serge Gainsbourg ‘Marilou Reggae Dub’ (1979)
Serge Gainsbourg ‘Trois Millions De Joconde’ (1977)
Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg ‘Raccrochez C’Est Une Horreur’ (1976)
Serge Gainsbourg ‘Rock Around The Bunker’ (1975)
Jean-Claude Vannier ‘Moogy-Woogy’ (1972)
Serge Gainsbourg ‘L’Anamour’ [Single Mix] (1968)
Michel Colombier ‘Woom Woom Woom’ (1967)
Michel Colombier ‘Ballet Des Hésitations’ (1967)
Jean-Claude Vannier ‘En Melody’ [Unedited Instrumental] (1971)
Serge Gainsbourg ‘Un cargo vers l’Afrique’ (1983)
Jean-Claude Vannier ‘Valse De Melody’ [Instrumental] (1971)
Jean-Claude Vannier ‘Cargo Culte’ [Instrumental] (1971)



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