Friday, January 25, 2008

Serge Gainsbourg - Cannabis (1969)

This is the score to Pierre Koralnik's 1969 film Cannabis. The film was titled "French Intrigue" (also "The Mafia Wants Your Blood") for the US release. Not only did Serge Gainsbourg compose the soundtrack (in collaboration with Jean-Claude Vannier), he also starred in the film with his wife Jane Birkin. This is one of my favorite of Gainsbourg's soundtracks, full of amazing grooves, break-beat drums, harpsichord, huge guitar riffs and funky bass lines. The film it's self was pretty slow and kind of corny actually, but worth it to see Serge shooting up gangsters with a tommy gun in an enormous chicken coop. The music is much better than the film. It's definitely worth the download....

Also, this 2003 reissue includes the soundtrack to the 1967 film "Ce Sacre Grand-Pere" or "The marriage came tumbling down" which Gainsbourg co-wrote with Michel Colombier. I haven't seen this film, so I won't try and fake my way through a review. Musically however, the soundtrack is not as funky as Cannabis, but has some very nice moments and some dark and pretty instrumentals. A bit more orchestral, but still has the Gainsbourg touch. Beautiful.

01 Cannabis (Vocals by Serge Gainsbourg)
02 Première blessure
03 Le deuxième homme
04 Jane dans la nuit (Vocals by Jane Birkin)
05 Danger
06 Chanvre indien
07 Avant de mourir
08 Arabique
09 Cannabis (instrumental)
10 I want to feel crazy
11 Dernière blessure
12 Piege
13 Cannabis-bis (final)
14 L'herbe tendre (Vocals by Michel Simon & Serge Gainsbourg)
15 Ce sacré Grand-Père (générique)
16 Champêtre et pop, Pt. 1
17 Nous les Jéricho
18 L'herbe tendre (instrumental)
19 Balade en Provence
20 Champêtre et pop, Pt. 1
21 L'adieu (generique fin)

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Paul Durango said...

This score is amazing!

companyflow said...

thank you so much for this one!!! great blog

Doğukan Atok said...

re-post please link is dead :/

phil said...

hi there - any chance of reposting this, please? many thanks!

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