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Thread #67071   Message #1118611
Posted By: GUEST,moocowpoo
18-Feb-04 - 03:10 PM
Thread Name: Jacques Brel - what's it all about?
Subject: RE: Jacques Brel - what's it all about?
Can you really rate a song when you don't know what it means?
I don't know what they mean and I do really like a couple of Jacques songs for the emotive quality of his singing. I have heard quite a few of his songs that I don't like the sound of (the lighter souding, fluffy ones) but I don't know what they mean so I can only go on the sound....   One French singer who I'm pretty obsessed with at the moment sounds, in my mind like he was strongly influenced by Jacques brel (but has dark melodies that appeal more to me, sort of twisted carnival music) is..........yann Tiersen. Yann wrote (almost)all the music for the film Amelie and his other stuff is also AMAZING!, He has a lot of songs on the other albums. Songs like, 'a ton etoile are so stirring, but all his music is where, Jacques only does it for me with a few songs.