Tuesday, March 24, 2009

So far away from L.A.

The French singer Nicolas Peyrac, born in Brittany as Jean-Jacques Tazartez, is one of the greatest singers of all time from his country. His strength lay in subtle ballads, which he could deliver in an honest style reminiscent at times of Jim Croce. By far his best song is So far away from L.A., which in spite of the title is mainly sung in French - only the short refrain is in English. He reminisces about a girl he met in the USA and fell in love with, interspersed with images of California.
Art Rock score: 9/10 (very strong song, one of 650 best songs of all time)