Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Oh Yé-Yé

French Pop Wednesday, yo, finding treasures in the trash.

Before Antony and the Johnsons, there was Antoine et les Problèmes.

Every country had a Dylan in the sixties, it seemed - Antoine was France's. This is the Monkees-esque Scopitone video for his 1966 hit "Les élucubrations d'Antoine". The song was notable at the time because it made fun of France's increasingly mindless yé-yé pop music scene; Jacques Dutronc took this ball and ran with it.

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