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Monday, 24 March 2014

Et Moi


Super sharp Jacques Dutronc and his equally sharp and beautiful girlfriend Francois Hardy looking pretty pleased themselves. And why not?

Dutronc's 1966 hit Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi is a bit of a classic, mod drumming and fuzz guitar. It was also the first time French pop was taken seriously, breaking away from chanson. The lyrics satirise mid 60s social consciousness-

Sept cent millions de chinois/Et moi, et moi, et moi ("Seven hundred million Chinese people/And then there's me")

Co-writer Jacques Lanzmann said the song is about 'complete selfishness... all the terrible things that go on a stone's throw away, that touch us but do not prevent us from enjoying the evening's barbeque'. The song is a blast and a must for any compilation cd or playlist of 'songs in a language other than English'.

Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi

5 comments:

george said...

SIALOTE! Now there's an idea for a series. Songs In A Language Other Than English. You must do more. This is a belting little song.

charity chic said...

Mais qui

charity chic said...

Mais oui even!

Swiss Adam said...

D'accord.

george said...

Ta bem (as we say here)