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.

Alfa Rococo – Le poinçonneur des Lilas
(original version here)

Written by guuzbourg

French girls, singing. No, sighing. Making me sigh. Ah.

This article has 2 comments

  1. Jan Willem

    The background in the beginning is very similar to John Barry’s James Bond theme, it’s even in the same key (I checked). Time for someone more tech savvy than me to attempt a mash-up!

  2. Sky

    great to have no 26. and a good one.