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A track-by-track reworking of Serge Gainsbourg's 1976 concept album, L'Homme à Tête de Chou is the first posthumous studio release from the late French chanteur Alain Bashung. Originally recorded in 2006 but only released two years after his death, the murderous tale of a tabloid journalist's descent into madness was produced by Denis Clavaizolle (Jean-Louis Murat) and is also the official soundtrack to Jean-Claude Gallotta's contemporary dance production of the same name, which ran for three weeks at Paris' Theatre du Rond-Point in 2011. ~ Jon O'Brien, Rovi


Born: 01 December 1947 in Paris, France

Genre: French Pop

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Though he was present at the birth of '60s rock & roll in France, it took another 15 years for Alain Bashung's star to rise. Born in Paris in 1947, he was raised in Alsace but left home at the age of 16 to begin playing in a cover band with several friends. The group lasted several years, until Bashung began recording on his own, for Philips, in 1966. Ten years would pass before any degree of success, though he did play a prominent role in 1972's La Revolution Française, the French rock opera produced...
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