Song of the Week – Jardin du Luxembourg, Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger


Sean Lennon (son of Beatle John) and his model/musician girlfriend Charlotte Kemp-Muhl record together under the name The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (GOASTT).

I’m not that familiar with all of their work but I’ve always liked their first single – the Mick Ronson produced “Jardin du Luxembourg.” Ronson, you may recall, was also the producer of Amy Winehouse’s perfect album Back to Black.

If there’s one thing that’s for certain it’s that Sean, like his half-brother Julian, inherited his daddy’s vocal chords. He may also have picked up at least a whiff of his father’s knack for psychedelic (e.g. “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”) lyrical imagery.

People say your brain is like cream cheese
Takes the shape of anything you please
The dust from the trails under your fingernails
The leaves in the Luxembourg garden
Are showing their true colours
They’re blushing, they’re begging your pardon
Cause time’s a jealous lover

The lyrics, vocals and instrumentation all hang together as GOASTT delivers a fine piece of modern pop with a touch of late 60s flair.

Enjoy… until next week.

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