Its new musical style and Polnareff's atypical image, crossed borders. During this period, he played concerts in Brussels for one week sharing the bill with Jeff Beck. Polnareff also played with his image: black glasses, fancy trousers, and ambiguous provocations.
From on, Polnareff was hugely successful: tours, music videos, hits. He also became the target of scandalmongers. Tragedy struck in September , when his friend Lucien Morisse committed suicide. In the same time, he also suffered a relationship crisis. After a rest period in the Paris area, and long months in isolation healing from his depression, Polnareff gradually resumed touring.
His health and his morale improved, but not his sight: he was forced to protect his eyes with thick, dark sunglasses. His problems didn't stop there. In , a promotional poster for his Polnarevolution tour showed his naked buttocks. Although the scandal benefitted him commercially, it brought censorship and lawsuits. Then, during a world tour, he learned that Bernard Seneau , his manager, had run off with his money, leaving him broke.
Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Hey You Woman. Love Me, Please Love Me. Un Train Ce Soir. Bertand Burgulat. Saint Etienne. Blaine Reninger. Louis Philippe. Steven Brown. Nick Cave. The Residents. The Gentle People. Peter Hammill. Neppu Tokyo Salon. Electronic Folk International.
Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. A Christmas song recorded for Trattoria Calendar O. A melodramatic tale in French of a man condemned to hang for a crime of passion.
A lot of fun was had raiding the sound effects library for this one Traditional Japanese song recorded by Louis for the soundtrack to Manuke No Kara , a show recorded for Japanese television by the country's most famous troupe of comedians, the City Boys. Theme tune for the City Boys' TV series. Louis's first collaboration with the City Boys, an a cappella track recorded in with David Longdon, for use in the comedians' roadshow.
Incidentally, there's a wonderful instrumental cover of this song by avant-chamber ensemble The Four Bags on their album Live At Barbes.
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