like me you did not yet recovered from the death of Mick Farren
last year, a handful of reissues of albums of late Deviants
Multimedia will definitely put you in joy. Indeed, the American label releases
these days the latest albums of Deviants,"Barbarian
(1999), "The Deviants-have left the planet"
and "Dr. Crow"
(2002). But before delve into the study of these recent
albums, a quick word on the old albums Deviants, essential to understanding the
English proto-punk scene of the 60s because Mick Farren and his band lit
committed between 1967 and 1969 three albums that contain the seeds of what
would later become punk. At the time, the music in " Ptooff! "
(1967), " Disposable "
(1969) rebounds in delirious psychedelic rock rough
garage, with a dose of sweet madness instilled by this illuminated Mick Farren,
also a journalist and writer underground. At the time, the subversive activities
of Deviants go completely unnoticed by the general public and not the group
resulting from the dissolution of the Deviants, the equally legendary Pink
, which will also manage to climb on the stairs notoriety.
these groups will be the subject of a cult among fans of underground or hard
psychedelic rock, having contributed to the emergence of the new scene and
neo-psychedelic stoner who enjoys our better account days. As for Deviants, Mick
Farren group nevertheless benefit from a recognition late in life, thanks to
some reformations years the 80s, 90s and 2000. firstly there was a return in
1984 with the live album " Human garbage "
, which was a small transient
stroke.Twelve years later, Mick Farren is back with his ixvi Deviants
which released the album "Eating jello with a heated fork"
, sold penny
mantle in 1996 At that time, Mick Farren was surrounded by new musicians
including his friend Andy Colquhoun
(who commit Farren
album " Black
vinyl dress "
just before we leave). It also must be noted the
presence on this album from the legendary Wayne Kramer
, guitarist of
, the American equivalent of Deviants in these smiling years
1967-1969.Here we are in the heart of the matter with the continuation of this
reformation Deviants operated from 1996 Here things seem to last a little longer
since found the Deviants on a live album released in 1999, this "Barbarian
was recorded in a small club and Japanese, in addition to Mick
Farren (vocals and various incantations) and Andy Colquhoun (guitar), also puts
vying Doug Lunn
on bass and Ric Parnell
on drums. The latter has a
reputation in the micro-ultra-limited world of amateur groups obscure hard rock
of the 70s as he crushed the skins in Horse
, responsible group of one
album of hard rock wild in 1970 and with a bit more experienced Atomic
Japanese concert in 1999 reveals Deviants in good shape,
performing some songs from their 1996 album as well as new titles. We remain
captivated by the rantings of Mick Farren growling foolish words, and especially
athletic solos and nervous Andy Colquhoun on Imperial Fender. The sound is okay,
good starting square of "Aztec calendar"
puts everyone at ease and began
a series of dedicated tracks and no downtime. Among them, the long and
tense "Leading hotel"
stand out, with their streams
of surreal lyrics, their tight rhythm and swirling guitar Andy Colquhoun. For
world music business, this live album Deviants is a non-event. But deep cellars,
freaks shudder again : the Deviants are back and Mick Farren is still
indomitable. This reissue is lined with a DVD showing the show in pictures but
the object is rather anecdotal. Poorly filmed by distant cameras, incorrectly
installed, the video above has the advantage of allowing to see Mick Farren and
his minions in action on stage. The sound is the same quality as the CD and
order of movement of the pieces is different.
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