Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Comic Strip

In 1967, Serge Gainsbourg recorded the original version of this song with Brigette Bardot. It was a perfect piece of pop art.  In 2011, Sean Lennon and his musical partner, Charlotte Kemp Muhi, in their ongoing collaboration G.O.A.S.T.T. (That's Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger) recorded their cover version on their recording La Carotte Bleu. One of the members of the project is one of my favorite musicians, Matthieu Chedid...a very unique vocalist, songwriter and really one of Frances greatest rock guitarists in his own right. He has collaborated quite a bit with Sean. In France, Matthieu has created his own live comic book persona known as M. He's the guy playing the tennis racquet in the video. I like a lot of what Sean Lennon does. He mixes surrealism and pop psychedelia and has a lot of fun doing it. 
Here's an extra added bonus. Sean and Matthieu live on French TV doing a great acoustic cover of 
Jimi Hendrix' Little wing!

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