As an apolitical, ironic, and internationally-minded songwriter and composer, Serge Gainsbourg certainly differed from many 20th-century French musicians.
Marie Davidson and L'Œil Nu's Renegade Breakdown is a brave album that's not afraid to transcend genre in its exploration of style and technique.
All her life, and in much of her music, she had parsed her relationships, her failings and her tribulations for meaning. Now, here in the room with her -- in her very body -- was Death, that annihilator of meaning.
On the set of Slogan, Jane Birkin met Serge Gainsbourg, the Gitanes-smoking, mumbling songster who would engineer her Pygmalion transformation.