Aux Armes Et Cætera

(4 Men With Beards) Used LP $10.00

The priapic Parisian erotic poet-philosopher in Jamaica in 1979 with Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, probably the greatest reggae rhythm section of all time, and the I-Threes, Bob Marley's female back-up trio. 2009 reissue. 180g vinyl


l’Homme à Tête De Chou

(Phillips) Used LP $75.00

“The gravel-voiced Gallic lecher goes X-rated here — albeit without sacrificing his poetic élan,” explains All Music Guide. “In this morbidly comic song cycle the narrator’s muse is Marilou, a black shampoo girl: during their ill-fated fling, he descends into unhinged obsession, beats her to death with a fire extinguisher and ends up in a psychiatric hospital (convinced his head has turned into a cabbage). The title track retains something of Melody Nelson’s cool Baroque pop gravitas, but the album draws on an adventurously varied palette, spanning rock, country, disco, jazz, reggae, and funk.” French pressing from 1976


L’Homme A Tete Du Chou

(4 Men With Beards) Used LP $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

2009 reissue of Gainsbourg’s concept record (Phillips 1976) second only to the stone classic Histoire De Melody Nelson. Translating to The Man With The Cabbage Head, it’s a brutal story of lust and obsession in which, over the course of the album, the narrator falls in love with a black shampoo girl (Marilou), beats her to death with a fire extinguisher and ends up in a psychiatric hospital. Featuring lush orchestration and a variety of influences, from reggae to rock to funk to country.