Just in case nobody never told you, no one has had more influence on French music than the inimitable Serge Gainsbourg. Slick, silver-tongued, cynical, but sensual with the lyrics, he only became the toast of Paris's Left Bank after the age of 30. His "Je t'aime non plus" and its extended orgasm was a #1 hit even in the countries that banned it. The inspiration behind Donna Summers' "Love to Love You Baby" was sung, or moaned, or whatever, by a young Jane Birkin, who in turn was the inspiration behind the most product placed bag in fashion history. The sophisticated nature of his verbiage belied an appetite for self destruction to rival any 80´s hairband in tight leopard print pants you can name. And so here he is, 1984. National French tv talk show. Drunk off his shit. This clip here is why I love Europe.