Originals: Bonnie and Clyde by Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot (covered by Luna)

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Serge Gainsbourg et Brigitte Bardot
Serge Gainsbourg et Brigitte Bardot

Bonnie and Clyde was written by Serge Gainsbourg (based on a poem written by Bonnie Parker) and recorded in 1967 with (bonkers, right-wing sex kitten) Brigitte Bardot

Bonnie & Clyde - Serge Gainsbourg et Brigitte Bardot

Luna recorded two versions of it with Lætitia Sadier of Stereolab in 1995, both turned up on a single and one was included as a hidden track on the end of Penthouse. The single was awareded Single of the Week in Melody Maker.
Luna with Lætitia Sadier - Clyde Barrow version (fast)

Luna with Lætitia Sadier - Bonnie Parker version (slow)

Luna (with Britta on vocals, live in Brazil 2001)

There are a stack more Bonnie and Clyde's in this post from a couple of years ago including a performance with Keren Ann and a live version from their last London show with Sonic Boom of Spacemen 3/Spectrum.

Scan of Melody Maker review
Flyer for Luna show including a scan of the MM review

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