January 16, 1998 at 05:00 AM EST

Pink Elephants

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Mick Harvey
genre
Rock
We gave it a B

MICK HARVEY Pink Elephants (Mute) On his latest solo LP, Harvey — best known as an instrumentalist with roots-noise iconoclast Nick Cave — continues his obsessive relationship with Gallic pop idol Serge Gainsbourg. Harvey’s English versions of Gainsbourg songs maintain the latter’s lounge-lizard perversions, hilarious existential angst, and theatrical grandeur; still, Harvey adds something new, like the acid-jazzy organ groove underpinning the venomously cynical lyrics of ”Requiem….” B

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