Serge Gainsbourg’s Le Poinçonneur des Lilas with a sweet ska-backing – that’s a fresh take. On the former FS-blog, we once posted 25 varieties of the song about the unhappy ticket puncher, but that were mostly jazz-reworks. This new version comes courtesy of Alfa Rococo, the Canadian pop-duo that just released their new album. A great album, with added electronic touches. Posted the first single before (this one), and though I’m not sure if the lyrics really fit a backing like this, I surely don’t mind while skanking on it. See a very nice acoustic version of the song by David and Justine here.
(original version here)
Alfa Rococo – Le poinçonneur des Lilas