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15 Responses to “Gainsbourg and Bardot's "Bonnie and Clyde" (1968)”

  1. schteff says:

    Blue Jam!

    • Rezeya Montecore says:

      Dammit, beat me to it. Chris Morris is almost as good a DJ as he is a comedian…

    •  I hope I’m not alone in admitting that the first time I heard this in Blue Jam, I was anticipating a punchline for a full 2 minutes before it dawned on me that – astoundingly – it was a real song, rather than the Chris Morris pisstake it clearly sounded like.

      In my defence, the song is rich in the subtle comedy of the absurd that Morris revels in: the aural car-crash of English names colliding with mellifluent French; Bardot’s frequent short interjections, sitting too high in the mix; the hilarious way in which she swoops down for each “Cly-HYYYDE” which is pure Julia Davis…

      And not forgetting the cuica, of course. Nothing says “Whack my bonobo” like a cuica.

  2. EH says:

    Boney an Cleyd

  3. Ariel Martín Pérez says:

    I also like the Herbert stripped-down version :D


  4. euansmith says:

    Lovely track; especially the “Wuh-huhoo” noise.

  5. sampled (exceptionally well)  by Jimmy Jay for MC Solaar’s Nouveau Western – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n8kGW16RYs

    • Caspar 01 says:

      Huh. I always thought it was Boom Bass and the other La Funk Mob-er who produced that tune. *gets lost in wikipedia hole*

  6. John Irvine says:

    Luna did a swell cover, with Laeticia Sadier of Stereolab.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXeCLVsA5PQ

  7. Shane Simmons says:

    They didn’t cover this song, but Therion covered three Gainsbourg songs on their Les Fleurs du Mal album.  I thought their cover of Initials B. B. turned out pretty well.


  8. eastblock says:

    How awful!

  9. Professor59 says:

    She is so hot that I forgive her singing and her smoking!

  10. Brainspore says:

    When that song was first released it was number one with a hail of bullets.