Wednesday, 17 January, 2007


Nevermind that Brigitte Bardot has come to bear a striking resemblance to Baby Jane Hudson, or that she may be a bigot, or even that she's of the opinion that she still has enough cultural influence to believe that Canada's PM would have a private meeting with her to talk about seal clubbing. At one time, she was at the very top of the Parisian elite. Between director Roger Vadim and composer Serge Gainsbourg, she had two of the most influential perverts in the French film and music industries at her disposal for a good part of the 1960s. One of her most successful songs, 'Harley Davidson,' written by Gainsbourg in 1968, is an ode to the pleasure Bardot receives from the bike's vibrations. Bardot more of less shouts out the song rather than sings, and maybe the lyrics aren't entirely important, but since when was that the point of pop music?

Brigitte Bardot - Harley Davidson
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