Le Poinçonneur Des Lilas

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In 1958 Serge Gainsbourg hit paydirt with the first song from his first album. It was not your usual chart fodder – especially in the 1950s – recounting the quotidian existence of a Metro inspector who spends his days punching holes in ticket stubs; existential angst from all "les petit trous" leads him to contemplate putting a hole in his own head. Fast-paced, catchy and witty, Le poinçonneur des Lilas was a strong debut, though following the relatively auspicious welcome from critics and the public, he'd soon be cast into the dark again and forced to eke out a living and career that would stutter and stop/start for another decade.

Le Poinçonneur Des Lilas
La Recette De L'Amour Fou
Ce Mortel Ennui
Ronsard 58
La Femme Des Uns Sous Le Corps Des Autres
12 Belles Dans La Peau
Jeunes Femmes Et Vieux Messieurs
La Nuit D'Octobre
Charleston Des Demenageurs De Piano
Black Trombone
Du Jazz Dans Le Ravin