Friday, 11 May 2012

Rétro: Jacqueline Taieb - 7 heure du matin

I featured Jacqueline Taieb recently after one of her songs was used in an advertising campaign for Lynx, but while la Plus Belle Chanson is a good tune, it's maybe not her best.

For me at least it has to be 7 Heures du Matin, a perfect time capsule from the yé-yé era, which was also her biggest hit, released in 1967.

While simply recounting the start of the day through the eyes of a teenage girl, with her references to The Who and Paul McCartney, it's also a great piece of garage rock.

You could easily imagine it appearing on one of those Nuggets/Pebbles type compilations.

In later years she recorded a version of the song 7 Heures du Soir, and an English language version called 7pm, telling of the tributations of an older woman remembering her time in the 60s.

But even if this was the only song she did, it remains a great piece from one of music's most colourful eras.

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