Label: Mercury - 9825042 • Format: 2x, CD Compilation • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock, Reggae, Pop • Style: Chanson, Pop Rock, Reggae-Pop
The album was released in through Philips Records. It was produced by Philippe Lerichomme and the American guitarist Billy Rush, who collaborated with Gainsbourg on his previous album, Love on the Beat Retaining the new wave of Love on the Beat[ clarification needed ] the album consists of " funk tunes" and introduces hip hop  elements to Gainsbourg's music, inspired by acts such as Chic and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
The album is a concept album, which describes the story of an unnamed narrator with a very young drug-addict girl called Samanta. The story is set in New-York, and starts with the narrator getting arrested while looking for Samantha in the Bronx where she is looking for a dealer; he then describes various aspects of their relationship.
Musically, the songs on the album were described as "overly slick funk tunes that border Youre Under Arrest - Serge Gainsbourg - Love And The Beat both new wave and rap. Thom Jurek of AllMusic commented, "The album seems to leave the subtle ironies of Gainsbourg's demented lyrics behind — which is Break (Techno Mix) - Turntable Terror - Break bad because this record is a step up lyrically from Love on the Beat.
No matter though, because the Gainsbourg faithful will have to have it anyway. All tracks are written by Serge Gainsbourgexcept where noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Serge Gainsbourg. New wave funk. Serge Gainsbourg: A Fistful of Gitanes. Da Capo Press. Retrieved 5 May Crown Publishing Group. Bonnie and Clyde. Je t'aime Categories : albums Serge Gainsbourg albums Philips Records albums. Hidden categories: Articles with short description Articles with hAudio microformats Wikipedia articles needing clarification from February All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August MusicBrainz release group same as Wikidata Articles with MusicBrainz release group links.
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