Intoxicated Man

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Intoxicated Man
Intoxicated Man.jpg
Studio album by Mick Harvey
Released 2 October 1995
Recorded Early 1995
Studio Sing Sing Studios and Metropolois Audio, Melbourne; Air Motion, Sydney; Townhouse 3, London
Genre Rock
Length 45:49
Label Mute
Producer Mick Harvey with Victor Van Vugt & Tony Cohen
Mick Harvey chronology
Intoxicated Man
(1995)
Pink Elephants
(1997)Pink Elephants1997
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Intoxicated Man is the first of four albums by Mick Harvey, presenting the songs of Serge Gainsbourg, sung in English. It is followed by Pink Elephants, Delirium Tremens, and Intoxicated Women.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Serge Gainsbourg; except where indicated
All lyrics translated by Mick Harvey; except where indicated

  1. "69 Erotic Year (69 Année Érotique)" (translated by Mick Harvey and Katy Beale) – 3:28
  2. "Harley Davidson (Harley Davidson)" – 2:49
  3. "Intoxicated Man" – 2:42
  4. "The Sun Directly Overhead (Sous Le Soleil Exactement)" (lyrics by Mick Harvey and Alain Chamberlain) – 2:59
  5. "Sex Shop" (Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Vannier) – 3:22
  6. "The Barrel of My 45 (Quand Mon 6,35 Me Fait les Yeux Doux)" (lyrics by Mick and Alain Chamberlain) – 2:15
  7. "Ford Mustang" – 2:21
  8. "Overseas Telegram" (translated by Mick Harvey and Sarah Owen) – 3:47
  9. "New York, U.S.A" (lyrics by Alain Chamberlain) – 2:28
  10. "Bonnie and Clyde" (lyrics by Mick Harvey and Alain Chamberlain) – 4:02
  11. "Chatterton" (lyrics by Alain Chamberlain) – 2:07
  12. "Song of Slurs (Chanson de Slogan)" (Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Vannier; translated by Mick Harvey and Katy Beale) – 2:44
  13. "Jazz in the Ravine (Du Jazz Dans le Ravin)" (lyrics by Mick Harvey and Alain Chamberlain) – 2:05
  14. "I Have Come to Tell You I'm Going (Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je M'en Vais)" (lyrics by Mick Harvey and Alain Chamberlain) – 2:55
  15. "Lemon Incest" (lyrics by Mick Harvey and Alain Chamberlain) – 1:54
  16. "Initials B.B." – 3:51

Personnel[edit]

  • Mick Harvey – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, organ, drums, percussion
  • Anita Lane – vocals on "69 Erotic Year", "Harley Davidson", "Ford Mustang", "Overseas Telegram", "Bonnie and Clyde" and "Song of Slurs"
  • Chris Hughes – drums
  • Hugo Race – rhythm guitar
  • Robin Casinader - piano
  • James Cruickshank – organ
  • David McClymont – bass guitar
  • Loene Carmen – background vocals on "New York, U.S.A." and "Initials B.B."
  • Monica McMahon – background vocals on "New York, U.S.A." and "Initials B.B."
  • Bertrand Burgalat – string arrangements, vibraphone
  • Eleanor Gilchrist, Chris Goldscheider, Jeremy Morris, Nickie Burton, Steve Bentley-Klein – violin
  • Theresa Whipple - viola
  • Abigail Trundle - cello
Technical
  • P.A. Taylor - sleeve layout
  • Katy Beale - photography