Like a lot of people and until recently, I didn’t know much about Nino Ferrer. A couple of dumb songs and a hit, a true classic, Le Sud.
Last week, I was digging for old bands from Bordeaux and I found Straw Dogs (another ST- band…). They happened to cover that song, and they did a pretty decent job, but mostly I started to read stuff about Nino. I learned some interesting facts:
Radiah Frye was one of the most beautiful girl ever (look at this cover art again).
Nino never cheated on his wife with her… He did however cheat on his wife for a couple of months but it was with Brigitte Bardot, so from my book, it still qualifies as a clean sheet, considering her at the time.
Nino and Radiah is a fantastic album.
Le Sud is actually South and the song has been recorded in french for commercial reasons. And it’s still a beautiful song.