Sexy Boy (Sex Kino Mix)
By: Jean-Benoît Dunckel, Nicolas Godin
Original Performance: Air
Remix: Beck Hansen
Written by: Jean-Benoît Dunckel, Nicolas Godin

Alternate Titles:

a.k.a. Sexy Boy (West Coast G-Funk Version)

 
Lyrics:
Sexy Boy (Sex Kino Mix) [Version (a)]:

Sexy Boy, Sexy Boy
Ou sont tes heros aux corps d'athletes?
Ou sont tes idoles mal rasees, bien habillees?
Sexy Boy, Sexy Boy
Sexy Boy, Sexy Boy
Dans leurs yeux des dollars
Dans leurs sourires des diamants
Moi aussi un jour je serai beau comme un dieu
Sexy Boy, Sexy Boy
Sexy Boy, Sexy Boy
Sexy Boy, Sexy Boy
Sexy Boy
Apollon deux-mille, zero defaut vingt et u an
What's the matter with you? Never seen a spaceship before?
C'est l'homme ideal charme au masculin
Let me take you for a ride
Sexy Boy, Sexy Boy
Ou sont tes heros aux corps d'athletes?
Ou sont tes idoles mal rasees, bien habilles?
Dans leurs yeux des dollars
Dans leurs sourires des diamants
Moi aussi un jour je serai beau comme un dieu
 
The Song:

Air is a French duo who play a sort of electronica lounge pop. "Sexy Boy" is an awesome rock song from their album Moon Safari. It's got a ton of great synthesizers and keyboards. They came to Beck for the remix, and he had been in a heavy Serge Gainsbourg French period, so jumped at the chance to work with them.

Beck though took the song in more of a minimalist direction. Opening with sound effects of someone eating chips, Beck plays the bass riff on a deep synth pad and brings it to the front. By the end, Beck adds a boatload more effects -- some voices about a spaceship, bells, xylophone, grunts -- but for the most part, the song has been stripped down to just a few synthesizer sounds and the vocals. On KCRW in 2001, Beck called his version the "West Coast G-funk version."
 
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