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Serge Gainsbourg - Rock Around The Bunker (1975) [2015] [HDtracks]

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Serge Gainsbourg - Rock Around The Bunker (1975) [2015] [HDtracks]Artist: Serge Gainsbourg
Title Of Album: Rock Around The Bunker
Year Of Release: 2015-10-30 (1975)
Label: Mercury
Country: France
Genre: Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, Classic Rock, Chanson
Quality: FLAC (tracks, front)
Bitrate: Lossless [24bit/96kHz]
Time: 28:59
Full Size: 573,12 Mb

The sequence of brilliant, if somewhat unconventional, concept albums which occupied Serge Gainsbourg through the early to mid-'70s continues with an album which can be (and indeed has been) described as either a European reclamation of the pop potential of the Third Reich, following the success of Mel Brooks' The Producers, or an acerbic reclamation of a Jew's own humanity 30 years after the Nazis forced him to walk the streets in a bright yellow star. Or, and seen within the context of its maker's entire oeuvre, it might just be the slaughter of another of the sacred cows which Gainsbourg found so irresistible. His previous album, Vu de Exterieur, was dedicated to merde and pets; his next, L'Homme a Tete de Chou, tells the tale of an especially sadistic murderer. What more fitting, then, that in between times he should seize upon Adolf Hitler as a suitable theme. Recorded in England with a crack session band who themselves were probably cracking up as the vision unfolded before them Rock Around the Bunker is breezy, pop-inflected rock delivered, naturally, in precisely the same tones of honeyed lasciviousness and conspiratorial glee that Gainsbourg always employed for solo performances. Spy themes, pop hooks, rolling rhythms, and killer choruses all the tricks of Gainsbourg's trade are here, and if you don't speak French, it could be about anything. Right? Wrong. From the opening squall of "Nazi Rock" with its girly chorus gaily trilling the title at every chance they get, Rock Around the Bunker is unequivocal in hammering home its subject matter, so much so that you will never be able to listen to "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" in the same way again. Now you know, from the preceding "Eva," that it's the one song which Hitler's lover used to sing which drove the Fuehrer mad. It's a shocker, then, but as always with Gainsbourg the intent is so draped in melody and intelligence that you have to work really hard to be offended. And if you'd put that much effort into something that negative, you probably shouldn't be listening to Gainsbourg in the first place.
~Review by Dave Thompson~


Bass – Brian Odgers
Drums – Dougie Wright
Engineer – Peter Olliff
Guitar – Alan Parker, Judd Proctor
Keyboards, Piano – Alan Hawkshaw
Percussion – Jim Lawless
Producer – Alain Hortu
Vocals – Claire Torry, Jean Hawker, Kay Garner
Written-By, Vocals, Layout, Artwork By – Serge Gainsbourg

Release of the album: 1975, January [LP Philips, Cat.# 6325 195, France]
Release of this Qobuz edition: 2015, October, 30 [Label: Mercury]
(c) 2015 Mercury Music Group.
(p) 1975 Mercury Music Group.


01. Nazi Rock (03:10)
02. Tata teutonne (02:47)
03. J'entends des voix off (02:05)
04. Eva (03:14)
05. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (03:28)
06. Zig zig avec toi (03:37)
07. Est-ce est-ce si bon? (03:15)
08. Yellow Star (01:40)
09. Rock Around The Bunker (03:25)
10. S.S. In Uruguay (02:17)

Serge Gainsbourg - Rock Around The Bunker (1975) [2015] [HDtracks]


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