Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Ron 'Pate's Debonairs: Raudelunas 'Pataphysical Revue',LP,1977,USA,NWW list

LINK FIXED!SORRY FOR THE MESS
A document of a single evening in the university town of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, March 1975, at the Second Raudelunas Exposition. Dominating proceedings is Fred Lane, towering alter ego of flautist and whirlygig sculptor Tim Reed, who comperes with a series of hilarious lateral jokes and weird monologues. His cover versions of "Volare" and "My Kind Of Town" backed by Ron 'Pate's Debonairs - a hot, swinging, meandering big band - set new standards as melody gives way to controlled, impassioned and deeply humorous improvisation. This monumental work also features Anne LeBaron's superb "Concerto For Active Frogs"; Mitchell Cashion's charming setting of Julius Caesar's "The Chief Divisions Of The Peoples Of Gaul"; Industrial noise from The Captains Of Industry; and wild Improv combo The Blue Denim Deals Without The Arms. No other record has ever come as close to realising Alfred Jarry's desire "to make the soul monstrous" - or even had the vision or invention to try. It's all over the place. The sleeve notes describe it as "the best thing ever" - time has not damaged this audacious claim.
Ron 'Pate's Debonairs:
Ron 'Pate- Trombone
Rev. Fred Lane- MC, Star, Vocalist, Comic
Abdul "Ben" Camel- Bass
Omar Bagh-dad-a- Piano
Cyd Cherise- Guitar, Alto 'Pataphone
Don "Pretty Boy" Smith- Trumpet
Dick Foote- Oboe, Musette, Tenor Sax
Bob "Cheapskate" Cashion- Trombone
"Bill" The Kid Dap- Drums
Johnny Fent-Lister- Alto Sax
Nips "Napes" Newton- Harp, Percussion
Steve (Stapleton) was fascinated by this, especially where at one moment it sounds like the musicians are sawing the stage to bits!(from Audion guide )
note: link for this has been pulled as the CD reissue on Alcohol is still available from ReR

15 comments:

WmMBerger said...

Seeing a "Page Not Found" error on this one.

Over The Moon said...

Link is broken at Ron 'Pate's Debonairs: Raudelunas 'Pataphysical Revue',LP,1977,USA,NWW list.

Just wanted you to know. Thanks for all the great music, as always.

OTM

Mister B. said...

It's a pity the link doesn't work ... Page Not Found ... could you fix that ? Thanks ...

actuel said...

the link for Ron 'Pate's Debonairs is too a 'Page Not Found'...

J.G.W. said...

Hey, friend -- there doesn't seem to be a working link for this one. I'd really love to hear it! And thanks again, on top of all the other folks' warm wishes, for a brilliant blog and a great public service. Cheers.

Mister B. said...

Thanks again - it's working ...

musicgnome said...

Yet another wonderful share by a wondrous blogger!!!!

scruss said...

I think that Alcohol Records might have something to say about this -- they still have it on their books as a CD release.

Far more than you could want to know about Raudelunas: http://raudelunas.com/

Funkpunk said...

Thanks for this rare, weird and ultimately, a charming record.

Richard said...

This is, um, er, the shite. Thanks for posting this. May I take the time to say (a) how much I enjopy your blog (b) don't pay any heed to that eejit who thinks you shouldn't bother who you quoted today (c) add a few requests:

VA/GUITAR SOLOS 2 & 3
ANY HANS REICHEL
MUSIC IMPROVISATION COMPANY/1968-71
AMM/ AT THE ROUNDHOUSE
DANNY & THE DRESSMAKERS/39 GOLDEN GRATES
KAURO ABE/ANY SOLO RECORDINGS
STEVE BERESFORD/THE BATH OF SURPRISE
ANY 45S ON THE ABSURD LABEL (e.g. GERRY & THE HOLOGRAMS, BLAH BLAH BLAH, BET LYNCH'S LEGS)

That's the bag I'm in...cheers!!!!

Keith said...

great share. i have this little bugger already

if by chance u come across the album with 'french toast man' on please upload that ... that would make my year :)

Anonymous said...

This Ron Pate's Debonairs album is one great, nutty piece of work... the general fake cabaret vibe reminds me of the Hot Thumbs O'Riley album, but of course the music here is less 'real songs' than whacked out avant-jazz. Thanks!

bhaus said...

great album as it is, posting this up for download when it's still in print on cd is seriously taking the piss.

baikinange said...

THANK YOU for bringing this one back....I had almost given up hope of having my own copy.

drew barrymore said...

this is begging for a re-post.