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N.Y. Times : "Beck and his ilk try to emulate Gainsbourg

- get bad haircuts, strike ridiculous lothario poses - but they can't resist winking at the audience: "Don't worry, I get the joke." Gainsbourg never flinched; he was authentically cool, and he reveled in tackiness with gusto and confidence. Listening to his tuneful, obscene, witty records, we encounter an original: a musician with the nerve, and the chops, to make great art out of bad taste." We took our friends from New York to C'est Extra! last night, so this article was helpful to explain --in their own language-- what, exactly, is was they had just seen.

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