Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Vive La France (Gall)

Over at Teleport City, I’ve put on my music crit hat once again to review the new RPM compilation Made In France: France Gall’s Baby Pop. The collection puts a lot of emphasis on the work that Gall, one of the youngest stars to come out of the French “Yeh Yeh Girl” craze of the mid 60s, did with Serge Gainsbourg -- so, yes, the dirty song about the lollipop is on there. But, as I try to make clear, there was a lot more to her than that. In fact, I’d put France Gall just behind my beloved Francoise Hardy among my favorites in the Yeh Yeh genre. Check it out, si vous plait.

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