Thursday, November 24, 2011

Lulu Gainsbourg @ Fnac Ternes, Paris Nov 25 2011

Lulu Gainsbourg @ Fnac Ternes, Paris Nov 25 2011
Lulu Gainsbourg has just released an album with covers from his late father Serge Gainsbourg feat. lots of well-known artists: Marianne Faithfull, Scarlett Johansson, Iggy Pop, Vanessa Paradis & Johnny Depp and others not for the best result I've been told.
Anyway, he did , probably the shortest showcase I have ever attended.
He only played two instrumental songs on the piano, it probably lasted 4 min in all.
We were expecting songs from the album but he didn't sing at all.
Then we had a interview in which he told us that he was more a musician and arranger than singer ( the press slag him off for being a lousy singer) that's probably the reason why he didn't sing even though there was a microphone in front of him. He's more interested in being a composer for movie soundtracks., and gave us some of the names of the people he contacted for his album that didn't (or couldn't) make it including Bono from U2.
Then he signed copies of his album