Victoire Scott: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — July 3, 2022

THE GREATEST SONGS OF THE 1960s THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD

504) Victoire Scott — “4eme”

Victoire’s ‘68 A-side, “The 4th Dimension”, “describes hallucinations following an LSD take” (https://www.last.fm/fr/music/Victoire+Scott/+wiki). Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe proclaims in Yé-Yé Girls of ‘60s French Pop that the song “is a baroque pop masterpiece, a Paris Existentialism-meets-American psych rock kind of thing. Its string arrangements, atmosphere, and texture created a unique vision.” (https://formalcontentsonly.wordpress.com/tag/victoire-scott/)

About Victoire, Lastfm wiki says (courtesy of Google translate) that:

From 1968 to 1971, the wonderful Victoire Scott released a few records that are part of the great mysteries of French pop history. Completely ignored despite the beauty of the texts and arrangements, it was the Swiss Stéphan Rossato who “revealed” her in her encyclopedia “The Dinosaurs of Rock” in 2004, when no one seemed to remember the ep’s and singles she released between the spring of 68 and the end of 1971 respectively on Decca and CBS. . . .

“Je viens de sortir de chez moi Mais je ne reconnais pas ma rue C’est un couloir humide et froid Qui se perd plus loin que ma vue Il n’y a plus de magasin Plus rien que des fenêtres borgnes Plus rien que des fenêtres borgnes Et je marche sur du satin Quatrième dimension Es-tu réelle ou non ? Ou c’est mon imagination Qui me torture dans mon sommeil ? Quatrième dimension Es-tu réelle ou non ? Ou c’est mon imagination Qui me torture dans mon sommeil ? Quatrième dimension [Non non, non non] Es-tu réelle ou non ? [Non, non] Une étrange boule de lumière Tombe en éclats juste à mes pieds Et de tous ces débris de verre En sort un papillon doré Et tout à coup le ciel s’allume Et j’entends une symphonie Elle est jouée sur une enclume Par un enfant qui me sourit Quatrième dimension Es-tu réelle ou non ? Ou c’est mon imagination Qui me torture dans mon sommeil ? Quatrième dimension Es-tu réelle ou non ? Ou c’est mon imagination Qui me torture dans mon sommeil ? Quatrième dimension Es-tu réelle ou non ? Es-tu réelle ou non ? Es-tu réelle ou non, non, non, non, non ? Quatrième dimension Es-tu réelle ou non ? Es-tu réelle ou non ? Es-tu réelle ou non, non, non, non, non ? Quatrième dimension Es-tu réelle ou non ? Es-tu réelle ou non ? Es-tu réelle ou non, non, non, non, non ? Quatrième dimensionEs-tu réelle ou non . . . .”

“I’ve just come out. Yet I don’t recognize my street. It is a cold and damp lane that stretches farther than my sight. No more shops. Nothing but one-eyed windows . . . . And I walk on satin Fourth dimension. Are you real or not? Or is it my fantasy torturing me in my sleep? [No, no, no, no] A strange lightning ball shatters down right to my feet. And from all this glass breakage a golden butterfly comes out. All of a sudden the sky lights up and I hear a symphony played on an anvil by a child smiling at me . . . .”

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/quatrième-dimension-fourth-dimension.html

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