If you were wondering what the lyrics to “Ce mortel ennui” by Serge Gainsbourg mean, then here you go. Except that they're not quite the same.
Mick Harvey is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and record producer, best known for his collaborations with Nick Cave.
Bent Fabric was born Bent Fabricius-Bjerre. The Danish pianist composed music for more than 70 movies and television shows as well as theater and ballet, but he was best known for the 1961 instrumental earworm “Alley Cat,”
Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp is a large-scale orchestral project mixing free jazz, post punk, high life, brass band, symphonic mixtures and kraut rock. Their name is an homage to traditional African orchestral groups and French artist Marcel Duchamp.
Author William S. Burroughs collaborated with R.E.M. on a version of their song "Star Me Kitten" which originally appeared on the band's 1992 album Automatic for the People. Songs in the Key of X: Music from and Inspired by the X-Files is a compilation album released by Warner Bros.in association with the television series The X-Files. I replaced the fucks with meows.
PS: Why didn't Burroughs like Marlene Dietrich? I will put it on my list of things to investigate.