Thirty years after the death of Serge Gainsbourg, how do you see the legacy left behind? by himâ ?????
Listen, frankly, we were too close, I can’t comment on this subject It’s hard to appreciate, I don’t realize it at all I notice he is famous, but I don’t know if he did emulate or anything like that I couldn’t tell you
â ???? I had spent a night of drinking with Etienne Roda-Gil and, the next day, I had to take the plane I missed it â ????
Your first meeting was at the end of the 1960s You had to work together on the soundtrack of a feature film
Yes, it was for Paris does not exist [directed by Robert Benayoun, in 1969] I remember, I had spent a night of drinking with Etienne Roda-Gil and, the next day, I had to take the plane I missed it I had to go to London to join Serge I had never seen it before So I took the next flight I got sick on the plane so I was covered in vomit when I got to his place after taking a taxi from the airport, he opened the door for me and he asked me: “But what is that ?? ?? it happened to you â ????? â ???? This is the first thing we said
No, not at all Serge let go of my neck, and I did what I wanted I wrote to the Cadogan hotel, quietly, and we talked about it during the day It was as stupid as thatÂ
A collaboration which continued then, since you will soon be working on the famous History of Melody Nelson (1971), which you have partly composed and entirely arranged ©
Serge mâ ???? said that he had a project and asked if I wanted to do it with him I said to him: â € œWhy not What is that ?????? He answers: â ???? This is Melody Nelsonâ ?? ¦â ???? I respond to him: â ???? Okay, okay, and so whatâ ????? â ???? And there, he confides to me that that’s all, that he just has the title and nothing else He then asks me if I have any music, and it started like this
Not at all What I knew about him were the left bank songs It was not my thing I liked things more pop than that That’s the reason he asked to work with me We did Melody Nelson, we did a lot of film music together, and there you go Afterwards, I left my side, because I didn’t want to do a duet, and he continued with other people We had a lot of success, apart from Melody Nelson who picked up
I was conducting the orchestra, playing the instruments, conducting the strings, the rhythm and he was watching it all from the booth
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