Jacques Dutronc – Mod Hippie

Café Paris, the aforementioned budget-priced 3-CD set that Whole Foods is pushing on its hipster demographic, also includes an engaging piece of garage punk (or, as it is more formally known, French Freakbeat) – “J’ai Mis Un Tigre Dans Ma Guitare” from the 1966 “Maxi Disque” of Jacques Dutronc.  Subsequently, I would discover that Dutronc was once wedded to Françoise Hardy (celebrated in this 2013 piece), and that the two artists would one day produce a jazz guitarist, Thomas Dutronc, born 1973.

From “J’ai Mis Un Tigre Dans Ma Guitarre” it would be but a short jump to 1967‘s quintessential “Hippie Hippie Hourrah,” with a video that absolutely begs for satire:

“Hippie Hippie Hourrah”     Jacques Dutronc     1967

An A-side in the Netherlands (left) and Germany (right) …

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… but, Alas, only a B-side in its homeland — fourth and final track on French EP .

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