Live now

In Focus: Serge Gainsbourg

Paris, 26.10.22

Focus on Serge Gainsbourg

An avatar for France’s international prestige in the 20th Century as home for experimental literary movements and satire, and a place free from the usual rigid sexual mores of other western countries, Serge Gainsbourg became renowned throughout the world for his absurdist, humorous and blue lyrics, weaving French chanson, ye-ye, jazz, zouk into a sound all of his own, that is now immediately recognisable as “Serge”.

150 Session’s ML picks out two hours of his best music for this In Focus.