Monday, November 21, 2011

Cute, In A Stupid Ass Way


Well look, this has all been very nice but I really must get on.

Here's Jacques Brel (difficult, bohemian, Belgian) via Scott W. fantasising about what it'd be like to be a proper pop star.

English lyrics by Mort Shuman, who knew a thing or two about popular music himself.

Marvellous.

Scott Walker - 'Jackie' (1967)

6 comments:

  1. First!!!

    Ahem. This is a great song, and I love that line.

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  2. I just don't get this type of thing. But he mentions Twickenham. Rah!

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  3. The martial orchestra at the beginning (and intermittently throughout) sounds like it's playing the Thunderbirds theme.

    Lady Penelope would like this one

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  4. what's still marv is that these records these lps of huge weird wonder were massive hits top pop hits. it's almost unimaginable these days isn't it? i love scott.

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