Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Vian and America

From: Jeff Vorzimmer (
Date: 10 Dec 2008

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    > I'd be amazed if most Americans have ever heard of Gainsbourg, except
    > maybe as a one hit wonder ("Je T'Aime (Moi Non Plus)," which never even
    > reached the top 40). Sure he's got a cult following, but even that was
    > mostly associated with the highly ironic lounge set who also fetishized
    > the likes of Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman. Even the more recent
    > Gainsbourg tribute compilations and covers are mostly British and/or
    > Australian.

    I admit that my example might be dated, since he's been dead for awhile, but I can't think of another Frenchman before or since who had a bigger cult following in the States.

    But we're getting way off-topic here.


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