Thursday, November 17, 2016

40 Year Itch : Cabbage Head

Serge Gainsbourg : Lunatic Asylum

On November 18, 1976 Serge Gainsbourg released L'Homme a Tete De Chou (The Man with a Cabbage Head) , an album Serge-o-philes compare favorably with the classic Histoire de Melody Nelson. Like Melody, this is a concept album about a romantic entanglement with a younger woman. This time her name is Marilou and she is a shampoo girl who is willing to play along with the narrator's sexual fantasies until he gets so jealous he goes mad, kills her and winds up spending his final days in a lunatic asylum. 

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