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Rotondi - Play on

Rotondi - Play on

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Rotondi - Play On (CD NEW)


Label: Cd Baby.Com/Indys
Format: CD
Release Date: 13 Mar 2007
No. of Discs: 1

All our items are brand new. Our customer service is multilingual for your convenience and we offer Royal Mail Freepost Service available for qualifying returns.

Album Tracks

1. Detail Man
2. Toast to Love
3. Well Then
4. Modern Man in Search of a Soul
5. Rotondi
6. Mechanical Nature of the Soul
7. Teresa
8. Blue Polka
9. Crime ( Criminal )
10. Play On
11. Why Can My Mother Be the Leader of a Church
12. She's the Lion
13. Polka Changed My Life Today

'I first heard Rotondi on the Polka Comes to Your Haus compilation CD and was knocked out by their song 'Blue Polka.' It's your chance to hear one of the seminal bands of New Wave Polka. Back in the day, Rotondi (named for an eccentric vegetarian author from California) could be found playing on the same bill with Brave Combo and Polkacide. The band members were a wickedly talented bunch: lead singer Tony Patellis went on to a career in theater but in Rotondi, he was a powerful and expressive vocalist. Bassist Peter Curry has backed Eddy 'The Chief' Clearwater (a name that should be familiar to true EBV fans) and played in many bands including Los Straitjackets and The Halibuts. Mike Rose, who lent his classic sax chops to 'She's the Lion,' a Paul Lacques original with an Mbube-like groove, has played with the Ventures and done much other session work. All the music is original, written or co-written by Paul Lacques, the mad genius who put this wild bunch together. Paul has started or performed with more bands than almost any human alive today. Overall, the material ranges from manic to sweetly charming.' --Nostradamus, THE POLKA PAGE POLKA CHANGED MY LIFE ONE DAY A reminiscence by director Christopher Monger My phone rang on a still, earthquake-weather, lizard-skin, orange-air L.A. day back in '85. It was too hot to even pick up the receiver - but then I heard Lacques' voice on my machine - and Lacques was always worth talking to. Paul Lacques - then and now - was and is a stellar presence in several LA bands. You could take in three clubs a week in Hollywood and find Paul playing in all of them. But on that blistering day he was calling in a panic: He'd written a musical centered around his most recent band, and with just a week left before opening night, he had lost the director. Would I take a look at the show and offer advice? The Wallenboyd theatre was situated, unsurprisingly, at the corner of Wall Street and Boyd Street in downtown LA. Far from the wealth and glamour of Tinseltown - this is a place where it wasn't worth locking your car, but it was a really good idea to take out the battery and distributor. Heck, one guy I know lost his whole damn steering column. I found Paul and his new seven-piece band - ROTONDI - in a large, even hotter, basement, overcrowding a tiny stage. The rest of the room was filled with enough bleachers for just ninety-nine people. The play was called Rotondi. One of the first songs - it was a musical - was also called 'Rotondi'. I guess it was my introduction to Rotondi. The first big surprise was seeing Paul - a stunning guitar player - sitting in on drums. And there was Peter Curry - an established drummer, playing bass. The only other face I knew was Ray Symczyk, a guitarist from the Ghanaian-Nigerian band, SANKOFA. And Ray was playing mandolin. Hello...? The bigger surprise was that the music driving this mad musical was Polka. Yep. Let me repeat that: POLKA. New Polka, New Wave Polka, Next Wave Polka, Future Polka, Punk Polka, Accordion Rock - none of these terms had yet been used - but this is what these guys were playing - or attempting to play on their unfamiliar instruments. It was novel - and yet while Rotondi was being born here in an LA basement, Brave Combo were already playing the stuff in Texas and Polkacide were emerging in San Francisco. It was going to be a strange summer. I had strolled in, ready to watch a performance, offer a few words of advice and split. Truth is that by the weekend I was taking dance lessons and after that I don't think I missed a Rotondi performance for the next two years. While the play was running, Paul and I liked to disseminate wild histories for the Press. We tried to spread the rumor that the band were a bunch of mittel-Europeans stowaways who had been thrown ashore one gloomy night in San Pedro. They were playing - the only way they knew how - in the hope of raising enough cash to go home. Another version had Paul, Richie and Tony encountering a glowing dancing figure in the sky who proclaimed that the saving of mankind would be Polka.

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