Tuesday, March 16, 2010

After Hours

France Gall. Nous ne sommes pas des anges

It's been too long since I've featured tiny, terrible-singing France. This tune is by Serge Gainsbourg and it's rather uncharacteristic in that it's really quite stupid. It didn't matter; it was a hit anyway. There are about five different versions on the YouTube, and this one's the best. It takes a while for things to happen. First, she has to explain how in those crazy modern times, women are wearing pants and men have long hair. This song was released in 1965, so at that time, those were things of note, but they pass by without a second glance in our dystopian age. Just for yucks, I thought I'd include another version for your amusement. It's from French-Canadian television. The year is 1969. She's singing at an oil refinery or a chemical plant or some such. I apologize for the sound quality, but that really doesn't affect the hilarity factor. Here goes:

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