The rare releases of Cannabis by Serge Gainsbourg are indeed all seldom-seen. Especially this Japanese issue with “Orang Outan” on the flip. Look at this brilliant picture sleeve, it’s the same as the original poster released in Japan, which as a fan, I also have for sale. It’s the second time I have owned a copy of a Cannabis seven inch, the first one was the Canadian press, which I sold many moons ago, to DJ and label owner Jazzman Gerald.
If you’re not familiar with this record, “Cannabis” was composed by Serge and arranged by French music icon Jean-Claude Vannier who chose to apply heavy guitars and mid-tempo funk drums, the preferred sound of the times.
The B side is the cute classic Orang Outan sung by Jane Birkin.