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Brigitte
Brigitte Fontaine
02:13
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J'ai 26 ans
Brigitte Fontaine
03:04
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Quand Les Ghettos Bruleront
Areski Belkacem, Brigitte Fontaine, Brigitte Fontaine & Areski
01:44
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Vous et nous
Brigitte Fontaine, Areski Belkacem
01:59
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Moi Aussi
Brigitte Fontaine
03:17
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Les étoiles et les cochons
Brigitte Fontaine, Areski Belkacem
02:42
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Comme à la radio
Brigitte Fontaine
08:03
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Il Pleut
Brigitte Fontaine
02:35
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Le Chant Des Chants
Areski Belkacem, Brigitte Fontaine, Brigitte Fontaine & Areski
02:09
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Patriarcat
Brigitte Fontaine, Areski Belkacem
06:46
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C'est normal
Brigitte Fontaine, Areski Belkacem
04:22
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Où Vas-tu Petit Garçon
Brigitte Fontaine
03:46
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Les vergers
Brigitte Fontaine, Areski Belkacem
03:56
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Eternelle
Brigitte Fontaine
02:27
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Apres La Guerre
Areski Belkacem, Brigitte Fontaine, Brigitte Fontaine & Areski
03:22
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Lettre à Monsieur le Chef de gare de la Tour de Carol
Brigitte Fontaine
06:04
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La harpe jaune
Brigitte Fontaine, Areski Belkacem
02:50
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L'Auberge
Brigitte Fontaine
05:13
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La renarde et le bélier touffu
Brigitte Fontaine, Areski Belkacem
04:21
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Le noir c'est mieux choisi
Brigitte Fontaine
05:01
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L'Éternel Retour - Bonus Track
Brigitte Fontaine
02:43
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Nous Avons Tant Parle
Areski Belkacem, Brigitte Fontaine, Brigitte Fontaine & Areski
02:29
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Je Suis Inadaptée
Brigitte Fontaine
02:43
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L'amour parfait
Brigitte Fontaine, Areski Belkacem
02:45
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Dis-moi
Brigitte Fontaine, Areski Belkacem
04:31
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Le goudron
Brigitte Fontaine
04:10
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Le brin d'herbe
Brigitte Fontaine, Areski Belkacem
01:10
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Cet Enfant Que Je T'avais Fait
Brigitte Fontaine
04:27
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L' Engourdie
Areski Belkacem, Brigitte Fontaine, Brigitte Fontaine & Areski
02:39

Brigitte Fontaine

A love letter to Brigitte Fontaine, an eternal figure of the French underground with a focus on her Saravah years.

She’s crazy. Decadent (“Je suis décadente (La concierge gamberge)”). A self-appointed arsehole (“Conne”) and misfit (“Je suis inadaptée”). She’s always been like that, but she is so much more. Brigitte, always in the back of the bar, sings the wanderings of the mind, the freedom within the distractions and the dadaism of collages that constitute her mental tapestry. These are stories that begin with “once upon a time”, a vixen and a bushy ram, pigs, starry nights, forgotten jackets at remote train stations, little boys who go to school never to return... This is the world of someone who is afraid of storms and says only ”[believes] in a tiny blade of grass forgotten on the railtrack” (“Le brin d’herbe”).

This playlist is a love letter to Brigitte Fontaine. And more precisely to the years she spent on Pierre Barouh’s mythical label Saravah. Between 1968 and 1979, she released about eight albums on Saravah. Not the most well-known period of her career, but some of the most imaginative, edgy, avant-garde, poetic and creative work of her musical life. Her early career is not well known, since it was eclipsed by a blaring comeback in the ’90s, and problematic TV show appearances orchestrated by clever and abusive “buzz” makers, keen to mock free-minded spirits. A love letter to her sensitive and political poetry, to her theatrical appetite for words and imagery, to the dizzying amplitude of her inspiration, to her insane freedom, something very different from a freed insanity.

With over a 50-year career spanning work with Jacques Higelin, Jean-Claude Vannier, her husband Areski, M, Stereolab and Sonic Youth or the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Brigitte deserves her “national treasure” status. Better yet: a real treasure.

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