6/ L’Homme A La Tete De Chou SERGE GAINSBOURG 

Another Frenchie, fabulous writer of provoking words and evocating melodies.The words are so good, I wonder how he ever became popular abroad ( after his death of course ). When I first came to England, and played some Gainsbourg, my English friends used to say : who is this horrible man?…They probably still would , if they could understand the words! Just joking…How did it happen, oh well…Sampling, thats right…Sligtly lamentable. This album is the story of a man who goes completely insane over a woman who works in a hair salon, the one who administrates the shampoos, and makes a lot of foam :). And as a matter of fact he goes so insane that his head turns into a cabbage head. Good work Gainsbarre…And as far as women are concerned, well…Can you ever trust them, anyway ?

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.

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