Sound Obsession

France 1970s

120 minsFirst aired 16 Apr 2016
Artwork by Nick Taylor

Kirk Degiorgio takes you back to the glorious days of ’70s France, featuring Gainsbourg, Brigitte Fontaine, Francois de Roubaix, and more.

Watch out, nerds! Selector extraordinaire Kirk Degiorgio takes you on a trip to the crispy clean white sneakers, caramel bomber jackets and Gitanes Blondes of 1970s France. This decidedly hedonistic period of French music history encompassed a broad variety of styles and enigmatic figures. Going from cowbell-led psychedelics courtesy of Triangle to the cinematic electronica of film score icon François de Roubaix and obscure Serge Gainsbourg instrumentals, Kirk combs through his crates for folky bliss from Brigitte Fontaine, space age escapism by Richard Pinhas, and the proto-French Touch of disco maestro Cerrone.

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