April March first caught our ear during Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof.
Tarantino’s soundtracks always strike a chord, so naturally we set out on a quest to find a video for March’s track, “Chick Habit”. We were unsuccessful on that front, but we did find the song set over Blue Murder at St. Trinian’s, the second in the The Belles of St. Trinian’s movie series.
Based on the cartoons of Robert Searle, the first of those flicks starred Alastair Sim as Clarence Fritton and his sister, Miss Fritton. Pretty scandalous for 1954. Now, in 2007, Rupert Everett will take over the role in Oliver Parker‘s silver screen adaptation of the hit movies.
We also learned that April March didn’t originate “Chick Habit”. French songster Serge Gainsbourg wrote the song – “Laisse Tomber Les Filles” – and a woman named France Gall provided the vocals. We included that brieg video, after the jump. Since that video’s so short, however, we’ve also included Gall’s 1977 single, “Musique”. We’re, like, totally international!