Wednesday, June 20, 2007

LA PATTONA-RECLAME, 12" EP, 1981, ITALY






Hyperactive and jaunty as hell, La Pattona's zany post punk stylistic pastiche merit a few winces along with the grins that ensue, though their appropriations of cheeseball musical motifs seem cut with an evident layer of ironic intent unfortunately unavailable to the non-Italian speaking among us. Nevertheless, as kooky shit goes, this is a definite winner, their madcap new wave-isms bearing a certain similarity to their countrymen in Confusional Quartet.

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2 comments:

monotono said...

This is a really mythical artyfact.
I never thought that Pattona "released" something. Only read in a
ancient italian wave mag (Rockstar)
that they did a demotape.
It will be interesting, at this point, to know if they did also
an LP.
Please, note that the italian best new wave (in the algid/futuristic sense) was Faust'O "Out Now" highly
experimental record.

monotono from italy

Anonymous said...

incredible...

i'm from piacenza and just yesterday at the tuxedo pub the owner, carlo, show this e.p.

thanks....