Jean-Luc Roudière ‎– Overchoses

Fléau ‎– 7002, Fléau ‎– FL. 7003
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Sainte Hélène
Alto Saxophone – J-L. Marlaud*Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar [Honky Tonk, Strato] – J-P. Grasset*Electric Guitar [Chorus Intro] – François ArtigeWritten-By, Acoustic Guitar – J-L. Roudière*
A2 Sweet Caroline
Backing Vocals – D. Huc*Flute – J-L. Marlaud*Performer [Multiman] – J-P. Grasset*Written-By, Acoustic Guitar – Jean Luc Roudière*
A3 Star Flipper
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – J-L. Marlaud*Electric Guitar – J-P. Grasset*Written-By, Acoustic Guitar – Jean Luc Roudière*
A4 Sonacotra Song
Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar [Strato], Cymbal – J-P. Grasset*Tenor Saxophone – J-L. Marlaud*Written-By, Acoustic Guitar – Jean Luc Roudière*
B Overchoses
Vocals – D. Huc*Written-By, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Jean Loup Marlaud*Written-By, Electric Guitar [Strato], Synthesizer [Bass] – Jean Pierre Grasset*Written-By, Vocals, Electric Guitar – Jean-Luc Roudière

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Recorded at studio Tangara, Toulouse, Jan 1978.
Insert with lyrics.
First reference on sleeve, second on label.

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March 12, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
A warning: unless you're really into rambling monologue / poetry in French, think twice before you even consider buying this! What's more, don't believe the hype by some trying to sell it as some sort of psych-folk masterpiece. It is not. No way. Basically, Roudiere is a poet. Only one track "Sonacotra Song" is sung, which is more Higelin / Manset territory. The rest? Well, everyone that tries to sell it totally avoids the omni present Jean Loup Marlaud who plays saxophones in a very free style, somewhere in the realms of Evan Parker, Elton Dean or Pierre Bastien (Nu Creative Methods). The only saving grace in any way is the involvement of Jean Pierre Grasset (Verto), however he only tends to fill-in here and there. But, isn't the side-long track something special? Well, no - as basically it feels like a repeat run of the music from Side 1 with different texts, until you get towards the end, where it does get interesting as the Verto elements take over. There's probably a decent half LP's worth of Verto music here, countered by way too much sax that would be okay for a solo here and there but not throughout. Music Emporium says "sometimes like a French version of Comus" - I wonder where?


April 4, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
Still unknown loud French avant-folk LP with lots of prog & experimental sounds, vibrating acoustic
guitar strings and occasional mean fuzz guitar by Jean Pierre Grasset (of Verto fame), as well as
some flute passages, some free jazzish horns, some spacey electronics, and lots of strange sounds.
This is such a unique record full of anger, anguish, and energy sometimes like a French version of
Comus, sometimes totally deranged, like the second side which needs a few spins! A real discovery...
Got 6 butterflies in the French Folk Book and 3 stars in the 6001 Record Collector Dreams Book made
by Hans Pokora...