Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Third Man Records reissued 3 records by French pop star France Gall — and it's throwing a party at Detroit's UFO Factory

Staff Pick

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 1:15 PM

  • Sarah Stawski/Third Man Records

Detroit — or should we say, Détroit — is about to get a lot more French (again).

Jack White’s Third Man Records has reissued three classic LPs by ’60s French pop star France Gall — Baby Pop, 1968, and Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son — that represent some of the best of the genre, and the first time the records have been pressed in North America. Gall originally burst onto the scene at just 16, and soon became known as a Lolita, thanks to the sneaky double entendres songwriter Serge Gainsbourg penned for her like “Les sucettes” (“Lollipops”); other hits included “Laisse tomber les filles” (later translated as “Chick Habit” by April March and featured in Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof), and the extremely self-referential and self-aware “Poupée de cire, poupée de son” (about a singing doll) that went on to win Eurovision (and was later covered by Arcade Fire). The Gall records get what is sure to be a groovy release party in Detroit, where DJs will spin yé-yé, French pop, and other groovy international tracks.

Event begins at 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, at UFO Factory; 2110 Trumbull St., Detroit; Event is free, 18+.

Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.

Tags: , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Related Locations

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 19, 2022

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2022 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation