Intoxicated Man: The Life and Times of Serge Gainsbourg
Chris Campion, Dazed & Confused, March 2001
AN ARTISTIC DEMAGOGUE flaunting a reputation that was an unholy cross between Warhol, Dylan and the Marquis De Sade, Serge Gainsbourg performed a decadent waltz through French popular culture for thirty three years. He arrived on the scene in 1958, a sharp-dressed young man who entertained polite society with dryly comic, suicidal torch songs; he left it as a vulgar, grizzled drunk, obsessed with deviant sex and bodily functions.
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