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Chadbourne, Eugene Contemporary Rock Band: Sounds Of The Now Generation (Chadula)

Doc Chad took his Contemporary Rock Band, here as a quintet with Schroeder on drums, Fisten Titus Waldenfels on fiddle, Jan Fitsen on bass, and Marcello Del Bosco on drums, on a tour of Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, Bulgaria, here presenting the best of the tour with recordings of Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, plus a solo piece recorded on a vintage acoustic guitar.
 

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Personnel:



Eugene Chadbourne-guitar, banjo, vocals

Marianne Schroeder-drums

Titus Waldenfels-fiddle

Jan Fitsen-bass

Marcello Del Bosco-drums


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Label: Chadula
Catalog ID: None
Squidco Product Code: 26738

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Case w/ Doc Chad licked hand made art
Recorded during 2017-2018 in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, and Bulgaria.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"Includes Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix covers and much more. One of two new collections from the Doc Chad , collecting the best live and studio recordings from 2017-2018 touring in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, Bulgaria..."-Chadula



"One of two collections of my favorite pieces from the fall 2018 tour of seven countries, featuring various duo, trio and quartet permutations of the Doc Chad Contemporary Rock Band, as well as a gorgeous solo I recorded on a vintage acoustic guitar while a pair of turtles fucked at my feet.-Eugene Chadbourne"


Artist Biographies

"A seemingly endless -- and endlessly eclectic -- series of releases made the innovative guitarist Eugene Chadbourne one of the underground community's most well-known and well-regarded eccentrics. Born January 4, 1954 in Mount Vernon, NY, Chadbourne was raised in Boulder, CO, by his mother, a refugee of the Nazi death camps. At the age of 11, the Beatles inspired him to learn guitar; later exposure to Jimi Hendrix prompted him to begin experimenting with distortion pedals and fuzzboxes. Ultimately, however, he became dissatisfied with the conventions of rock and pop, and traded in his electric guitar for an acoustic one, on which he began to learn to play bottleneck blues.

Perhaps Chadbourne's most significant formative discovery was jazz; initially drawn to John Coltrane and Roland Kirk, he later became an acolyte of the avant excursions of Derek Bailey and Anthony Braxton. Despite the huge influence music exerted over his life, however, Chadbourne first studied to become a journalist, but his career was derailed when he fled to Canada rather than fight in Vietnam; only President Jimmy Carter's declaration of amnesty for conscientious objectors allowed the vociferously left-wing Chadbourne to return to the U.S. in 1976, at which time he plunged headlong into the New York downtown music scene. After releasing his 1976 debut, Solo Acoustic Guitar, he began collaborating on purely improvisational music with the visionary saxophonist John Zorn and the acclaimed guitarist Henry Kaiser.

Quickly, Chadbourne carved out a singular style, comprised of equal parts protest music, free improvisation, and avant-garde jazz, topped off with his absurd, squeaky vocals. A complete list of Chadbourne's countless subsequent collaborations and genre workouts is far too lengthy and detailed to exhaustively document, although in the early '80s he garnered some of his first significant attention as the frontman of Shockabilly, a demented rockabilly revisionist outfit which also featured the well-known producer Kramer. Following the group's breakup, Chadbourne turned to his own idiosyncratic brand of country and folk, accurately dubbed LSD C&W on a 1987 release, the same year he joined the members of Camper Van Beethoven for a one-off covers project. In addition, he recorded with artists ranging from Fred Frith and Elliott Sharp to Evan Johns and Jimmy Carl Black, the original drummer in the Mothers of Invention; in between, he continued exploring unique styles inspired by music from the four corners of the globe, all the while issuing a seemingly innumerable string of records, most of them on his own Parachute label."

-All Music (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/eugene-chadbourne-mn0000172925/biography)
7/10/2024

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"Marianne Schroeder (born 1949) is a Swiss pianist and composer. She studied with Giacinto Scelsi. She played at Carnegie Hall, Lucerne Festival and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. She worked with John Cage and Shigeru Kan-no.

She is a member of the Groupe Lacroix and as such is specialized in contemporary classical music. As a member of the Groupe Lacroix she has worked with international musicians, such as the Ensemble Sortisatio."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne_Schroeder)
7/10/2024

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", born and raised in Munich, Germany has been a professional freelance musician for more than 25 years. He has played in many European countries such as France, England, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Austria and fused into the vivid music scenes of Vienna as well as Hamburg and Berlin, worked with German Krautrock pioneers Embryo and members of Amon Düül, immersed himself in the Swing Jazz of great gipsy musicians everpresent in his country and has spent months in Texas, USA, playing with a wide range of local musicians. He has developed his own style of Jazz oriented, Blues based music, reworking influences of Country, Tex-Mex and Ska. Titus Waldenfels plays guitar, violin, banjo and steel guitar, sometimes providing his own rythym by playing a one-string bass guitar with his feet simultaneously."

-Titus Waldenfels Website (http://titus-waldenfels.de/)
7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Lucifer Sam 4:16

2. Little Miss Lover 3:24

3. House Burning Down 4:32

4. May This Be Love 8:48

5. The Cave 5:21

6. My One And Only Love 6:26

7. Misplaced 7:44

8. Wake Me When It's Over 4:53

9. Two Sleepy People 3:42

10. Neat Neat Neat 3:12

11. Heroes 4:07

12. Blame It On the Sun 6:06

13. Prisoner 7:32

14. Chain Of Fools 4:27

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