French psycho-rock classic J’aime regarder les filles sung by a blonde Italian dreadlocked girl who got help by Dr Fink (keyboardplayer of Prince’s The Revolution) and master guitarplayer Marc Ribot: that I need to hear! It’s less psyched out then the original version, but Naif‘s cover is a good one. She was born in the north of Italy, near the Mont Blanc and she taught herself to play several instruments. She recorded an album in Italian, Faits de bruits is part English, part French and part Italian – sometimes all languages are used in one track. Very few songs are as strong as Patrick Coutin’s classic – covering Just a gigolo was a bad move. Herrrrr accent is an acquirrrred taste, but I like it that she really tries to be different. And she’s fun to watch, right?
Naif – J’aime regarder les filles