jacqueline taïeb – jacqueline taïeb (1967)

Jacqueline Taïeb was intimate with everything around her: rock music from across the Atlantic; the Tunisian beach where she was discovered; the extroverted ‘Frenchness’ of her delivery. On her self-titled debut album, the flamboyant expression of this well-loved artist extends into the instrumentation, where a psychedelic, baroque take on garage rock erupts. She has since stated that writing for others is what she truly desired, comparing the practice to being a tailor for a handsome man or lady. But in 1967, pushed towards singing her own tunes, Taïeb symbolised the mid-century European ‘cool’ of joyous humour and a sensual tone. 

25/30

A favourite: ‘Bientôt tu oublieras’

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s