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Serge Gainsbourg: What A Drag

Nick Kent, The Guardian, 15 April 2006

THROUGHOUT MY CAREER as a music journalist, I've often found myself sharing the same orbit as some of the more maladjusted talents of the late 20th century, but nothing could have prepared me for the time I spent with Serge Gainsbourg, the louche, turtle-eyed genius of la chanson Française, little more than two years before his death.

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