Toronto Public Library

Make Some Noise: Casper Skulls & Joseph Shabason
Sat. May 25 7PM North York Central Library FREE


Courtesy of Hot Docs, enter here for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Rod The Mod and a post-screening discussion with the legendary Andrew Loog Oldham on Thursday, May 30 at 7:15pm at Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema.

Last Month's Top Sellers

2. VARIOUS - Floating Points: Late Night Tales
3. VARIOUS - Three Day Week
4. WEYES BLOOD - Titanic Rising
5. JENNY LEWIS - On The Line

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SERGE GAINSBOURG - Histoire De Melody Nelson

On this, the first-ever French concept album, Monsieur Gainsbourg alternately murmured and crooned the story of a doomed love affair between a middle-aged man and an adolescent girl, Melody Nelson. Setting the tragic tale to an instrumental accompaniment that perfectly combined bracing hard-rock guitar and funked-up rhythms with sumptuous orchestration, the record didn't sell very well upon release but still wound up becoming a classic, with everyone from Beck to Air having been influenced by the beauty of Melody. This isn't the first re-ish of Gainsbourg's 1971 masterpiece, but the Light In The Attic label has done an absolutely bang-up job with packaging that includes the original French lyrics translated into English, a detailed look at the making of the album, and an early-'70s interview with le grand Serge himself.

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