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Fine French Crooning From Brian Jonestown Massacre's Lead Singer

Berlin-based American musician Anton Newcombe posted a demo of his band the Brian Jonestown Massacre performing a cover of the French composer William Sheller"s "Philadelphia Story" Tuesday.

Although he explains that on Twitter singing in French is difficult and that he plans to have a woman perform it for the recording, we at Paris-based Worldcrunch believe he did some fine French crooning.

https://t.co/DNtOjbt8Kp it's hard to sing in french,no wonder the french suck at it. ;)

— antonnewcombe (@antonnewcombe) August 12, 2014

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