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Rock Around the Bunker was a 1975 album by French singer and songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, containing songs which combined pseudo-1950s musical arrangements in the manner of Grease or The Rocky Horror Show with lyrics relating to Nazi Germany and World War II complete with Gainsbourg's usual provocation.

As a young Jewish teenager in occupied France, Gainsbourg was forced to hide from the Nazis and Vichy authorities, it was all the more controversial in a country that has had a long period of coming to grips with its role in World War II. Songs like "Nazi Rock", "Tata Teutonne" and "SS in Uruguay" further established Gainsbourg's role as France's resident pop provocateur.

Track listing

All tracks composed by Serge Gainsbourg; except where indicated

  1. "Nazi Rock" - 3:10
  2. "Tata Teutonne" - 2:48
  3. "J'Entends des Voix Off" - 2:05
  4. "Eva" - 3:13
  5. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 3:28
  6. "Zig Zag Avec Toi" - 3:39
  7. "Est-Ce Si Bon?" - 3:16
  8. "Yellow Star" - 1:40
  9. "Rock Around the Bunker" - 3:25
  10. "S.S. in Uruguay" - 2:16


Serge Gainsbourg - vocals, piano, guitar

  • Kay Garner - vocals
  • Jean Hawker - vocals
  • Jim Lawless - percussion
  • Brian Odgers - bass
  • Alan Parker - guitar
  • Judd Proctor - guitar
  • Clare Torry - vocals
  • Dougie Wright - drums
  • Alan Hawkshaw - piano

Arranged by Alan Hawkshaw and Serge Gainsbourg

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