L’Homme A Tete Du Chou

(4 Men With Beards) Used LP $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

2009 reissue of Gainsbourg’s concept record (Phillips 1976) second only to the stone classic Histoire De Melody Nelson. Translating to The Man With The Cabbage Head, it’s a brutal story of lust and obsession in which, over the course of the album, the narrator falls in love with a black shampoo girl (Marilou), beats her to death with a fire extinguisher and ends up in a psychiatric hospital. Featuring lush orchestration and a variety of influences, from reggae to rock to funk to country.