JACQUES DUTRONC - L'idole (Disques Vogue EPL 8536) April 1967
By the start of 1967 everything was looking rosy in Jacques' garden. He'd had three smash hit singles in France and was in a relationship with the beautiful Francoise Hardy. Surely it couldn't get much better than that (as long as he had his cigarettes).
The fourth Dutronc EP was released in April 1967 and again featured three decent songs and a real bad apple spoiling things. 'Ain't got a clue why he'd want to record 'J'aime Les Filles'....terrible French pop.
'J'ai Tout Lu, Tout Vu, Tout Bu' is a strong Kinksy rocker but the winner for me is 'L'idole' complete with searing fuzz bursts and a stop start arrangement.
JACQUES DUTRONC - L'idole