Histoire de Melody Nelson
My fave Serge Gainsbourg record is 1971’s Histoire de Melody Nelson which is essentially a concept album about Serge’s lust for cover model Jane Birkin. It’s a lecherous masterpiece of perversion, desire and corruption. This is Serge Gainsbourg at his best. The lush arrangements which he is known for are mixed with funky rhythms and sleaze-drenched guitar. Seductive, dark, disturbing. You don’t need to speak a word of French to get this album. Fuck yeah, I love this record.
So love the album cover as well. Looks like something I would shoot.