Monday, December 22, 2008

Zabu - My Coffin's Ready (1972)
Lucien Zabuski "ZABU" was the original singer for French band Magma, however he quit the band before Magma made their first album. On this record, his first solo album, he is helped out by some of his Magma buddies, and other players who apparently were the cream of the crop of French rock musicians. Despite the fact that a lot of the players are obviously part of the Zeuhl universe, it is clear that Zabu's musical preference is blues based rock, because this is a French blues album! The music is not what you would call prog, but is progressive in the way that Captain Beefheart's Magic Band was progressive. Bluesy Beefheart lite. Zabu's rough, spirited vocals hold sway all over some great playing on the seven tracks of this album. Is this a masterpiece, or a historical curiosity? Check it out!

1 - Yellow Girl
2 - Doctor Moonshine
3 - Coffin's Ready
4 - Subversion Blues
5 - Informer Blues
6 - Silent Angel
7 - Ice-Pick Blues

Zabu - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Dominique Frideloux - Guitars
Marc Perru - Guitars
Lahouari Benne Djadi - Electric Piano, Backing Vocals
Francis Moze - Piano
Edouard Magnani - Bass
Richard Siltich - Bass
Michel Santangelli - Drums
Christian Vander - Drums
B.B. Brutus - Drums
Teddy Lasry - Saxophone, Organ
Jeff Seffer - Saxophone
Eric Langeberteaux - Flute
Serge Gr├╝nberg - Backing Vocals


Part 1__Part 2__Part 3

See ya, and Happy Holidays!


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8:58 AM, December 26, 2008  
Blogger andre said...

Hello Gargolca
The Zabu is a constant good Album.Many Thanks+Greatings

6:30 AM, January 04, 2009  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello mike-floyd thanks for the link!

Hi Andre88 - thanks for taking the time to comment!

3:52 PM, January 06, 2009  

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