Intoxicated Women, Volume 4 of Mick Harvey’s Serge Gainsbourg Translations out in November
Mick Harvey has unveiled the first track to be taken from Intoxicated Women, the fourth and final volume of his Serge Gainsbourg translations series, which began in 1995 with the release of Intoxicated Man.
Mick Harvey explains, “After the initial recordings for Delirium Tremens, JP Shilo and I continued investigating the duets and female songs, many of which were unknown to me. So it became a voyage of discovery into quite a lot of material I hadn’t heard before. There are even a couple of songs for which the only versions existing from the 60s are from TV performances Serge gave.” [“The Drowned One” (La Noyée) and “Wolfy Teeth” (Dents de Lait, Dents de Loup)]
“Baby Teeth, Wolfy Teeth” is a translation of Gainbourg’s 1967 duet, “Dents de Lait, Dents de Loup” – one of many songs Gainsbourg wrote for the French yé yé singer France Gall – and is here sung with a special appearance by Harvey’s son, Solomon. Listen to the track in full here.