Sonntag, 13. Januar 2019

Komintern‎– Le Bal Du Rat Mort (1971)

"Le Bal Du Rat Mort" was influenced by early hyper-progressive rock and the radical politics of May 1968. Komintern, a French band formed in 1970 and disbanded in 1975, are often labeled as "the first Rock In Opposition band".

"One of the most legendary of French underground rock bands, Komintern were part of that post-May of '68 armada of arch iconoclasts that first established French rock of the era as an unsurpassed force for radicalism, a lineage that would include the likes of Red Noise, Fille Qui Mousse, Martin Circus, Magma, and Moving Gelatine Plates amongst others. Komintern's particular breed of sonic malarky comes couched in a frothy effervescence and jolliness that can initially mask just how extraordinary their achievement is, at one time or another musically touching on everything from early Gong-like whimsy to chanson and from Moving Gelatine Plates-style post-Canterbury motion to Red Noise-like Dadaist piss-takery. A work of timeless genius." -

"This French band was founded by Francis Lemonnier (sax and vocals) and Serge Catalano (drums and percussions) in May 1970 after they left Red Noise due to musical and political disagreements. The name chosen gives you a clear indication as to their political views. The band released one album called "Le Bal Du Rat Mort" in 1971 and one single "Fou, roi, pantin" and were active until 1975. The musicians that joined them were Michel Musac (guitar), Olivier Zdrzalik (bass, vocals, organ and piano) and Pascal Chassin (guitar). At first they were less focused on composing only music but more on mixing it along with satiric theater - a sort of "cabaret satirique", in order to express their extreme left views. They used their music to enhance their message, and they did it in a manner that mixed several styles of music that would fit their show and the message to be passed on to the crowd/listeners. They were related to extreme left movements such as the "Ligue Communiste Révolutionnaire" and they toured in the summer of 1970 in, among other places, universities and factories that were in strike." - music_emporium
Bal Pour Un Rat Vivant 16:34
A1.1Bandiera Rossa
A1.2Los Cuatros Generales
A1.3Elle Était Belle. Elle Aimait Bach Et Chopin. Et Les Beatles. Elle Était Tres Intelligente. Et Mois Aussi.

Le Bal Du Rat Mort
B1Hommage Au Maire De Tours (Hymne Pour Le Front De Libération Des Scatophages)2:10
B2Petite Musique Pour Un Blockhaus5:06
B3Pongistes De Tous Les Pays... D'Apres "La Ligue Anti-Prussienne" 2:22
B4Fou, Roi, Pantin - Suivi De: Pour Le Front De Libération Des Kiosques Á Musique7:02

Komintern‎– Le Bal Du Rat Mort (1971)
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4 Kommentare:

Bob hat gesagt…

The name Komintern was choose by mockery…
Francis Lemonnier (alto sax) was also the composer of two songs on the LP "Pour en finir avec le travail, chansons du prolétariat révolutionnaire" (1974) made by Jacques Le Glou, a close friend of the situationist Guy Debord.

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks for the background information, Bob! Greetings!

Nikolai Stavrogin hat gesagt…

Any hope of reupping this gem?

zero hat gesagt…

Now there´s a fresh link... Greetings!

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