Komintern - Le Bal Du Rat Mort 1971 ,Prog Rock, Experimental, Folk Rock
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.
Tracks: 01. Bal Pour Un Rat Vivant - 0:00 02. Hommage Au Maire De Tours - 16:36 03. Petite Musique Pour Un Blockhaus - 18:48 04. Pongistes De Tous Les Pays... - 24:00 05. Fou, Roi, Pantin - 26:25
Personnel: - Francis Lemonnier - saxophone, vocals - Serge Catalano - drums, percussions - Michel Musac - electric guitar - Pascal Chassin - acoustic & electric guitar - Olivier Zdrzalik - bass, lead vocals, organ, piano – Richard Aubert - violin + - Raymond Katarzynski - trombone - Pierre Thibaud, Fred Gerard - trumpet - Joss Baselli - accordion - Jeanne de Valene - female vocals