Monday, August 3, 2009
I love France Gall. She was too young to understand the double entendres Serge Gainsberg had written for her to sing ("Les Sucettes" was about oral sex), nor was she aware of the sexually suggestive props in the video she made, but it was her inocence — not her sexuality— that made those early recordings so good.
I chose to upload her third album "1968" since it's my favorite. Only a few years later, but she's matured a lot — in singing style and subject matter. If you haven't heard them, check out her earlier stuff: Les Sucettes (1965) and Baby Pop (1966). They don't have the great LSD song included here ("Teenie Weenie Boppie")but they're excellent.