» ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN: Live at the Rock in Opposition Festival, 1978, New London Theatre. (Vinyl)
ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN: Live at the Rock in Opposition Festival, 1978, New London Theatre. (Vinyl)
Not sure how the band tracked down this very plausible recording made at the obscurely famous RIO festival in 1978, but here it is, cleaned up and pressed into vinyl. The sound is good, clear and persuasive, with the occasional minor glitch. This was Etron Fou in their prime, totally on top of their frantic, complicated and highly eccentric programme. Bonuses: Ferdinandís spoken introductions, a rare, highly individual solo from drummer Gigou Chenevier (donít worry, itís not the usual crash-fest) and great playing from everyone. In a class of one, EFL had their own unique take on what you can get away with, and theyíd evolved their own musical language, remaining adamantly French - thatís why they were part of RIO, of course Ė with a strong penchant for the bizarre. Itís hard to remember there are only three of them with all that stuff going on. And a little tranche of history.