Friday, August 7, 2009
Mylène Farmer born Mylène Jeanne Gautier (born 12 September 1961; Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a French singer, songwriter, occasional actress and author. She has sold more than 45 million records and is among the most successful recording artists of all time in France. And as usual pretty much ignored in the US.
A possible reason being Farmer gained fame with songs featuring shocking yet poetic lyrics, and explicit music videos: "Maman a tort" was about the love of a young girl for her female hospital nurse. "Pourvu qu'elles soient douces" contains hints of sodomy; the video, set in the 18th century, featured a caning. "Libertine" is said to feature the first full frontal nudity appearance by a singer on a major music video. "Que mon cœur lâche" was about love with condoms in the age of AIDS; the video for the song features a scene in which God tells Jesus he won't send him to Earth again because the last time "it was a disaster."
And as we all know America doesn't do shocking, do they Janet.
L'amour n'est rien
Mylène in concert
Here is another of her songs, really cool, but it will never get played on MTV USA.
Check out also her duet with Moby, which of course is set up as Embedding disabled by request.