Hello all, Happy Valentine’s Day to those that are betrothed, as well as to those who fear they are dying alone! Well, between graduate school, work, an internship, learning to drive, two Chihuahuas, a wife, and The Walking Dead, I am pretty busy at the moment. So today’s post is going to be only a quickie. I’ve got two songs for you today that are guaranteed to make you and your sweetheart blush, and will never be less than awkward to listen to in front of your momma.
First up is a song from the French pervert genius, Serge Gainsbourg, accompanied in a duet with the stunning Jane Birkin. This song was banned from radio in Spain, Sweden, Brazil, the UK, Italy, Poland, and Portugal, banned before 11pm in France, and denounced by the Vatican. Supposedly, the Vatican excommunicated the record executive who released this song in Italy, to which Gainsbourg responded by calling the Pope “our greatest PR man.” What could have caused all this? Well it was the pleasurable gasps and moans of Miss Birkin achieving orgasm towards the end of the record. It has always been rumored that the two lovers were actually going at it in the studio while recording this.
Well, here it is from sensual 1969, “Je T’Aime…Moi Non Plus”…“I Love You… Nor Do I.” Enjoy!
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Up second, is a song that attempts to scratch the same itch but does so at a different speed and a decade earlier. Released in 1958, I know nothing about who John & Jackie were, and most likely they were a creation for the rockabilly craze. Well, whoever they are, Jackie sure seems to be having a good time on this record; here’s their rockabilly duet, “Little Girl.”
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Well, I hope these two tunes put you in the mood, and that you get somebody to mood with!
Gainsbourg, S. (1969). Je T’Aime…Moi Non Plus. [recorded by Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg] On Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourg [CD] Fontana (1969). LIGHT IN THE ATTIC. (2010)
Maltais, G. (1958). Little Girl. [recorded by John & Jackie] On Rockin Bones: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly [CD] Aladdin. (1958). Rhino (2006)
Luckily the Gainsbourg song wasn’t banned in Uruguay. I remember slow dancing on one tile with the girl who would become your mother, It was a sultry summer day in 1969,on the roof of her house overlooking Montevideo Bay. Boy, did they play that song every hour on the hour — and we always answered that call. Happy Valentine.