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ARTIST
TITLE
Keep the Dog
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
FRA 003CD FRA 003CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/22/2004

Jean Derome: (alto & baritone sax); Fred Frith: (guitar, bass, violin, voice); Charles Hayward: (drums, voice); Rene Lussier: (guitar, bass); Bob Ostertag: (sampler); Zeena Parkins: (accordion, harp, piano, voice). "This is the legendary band which Fred formed in 1989, but which till now has never been captured on record. The compositions were culled from all periods of Fred's career, and the idea was to re-make them with a wild, inspirational and improvising aesthetic. 'It was a glorious and nerve wracking couple of years, and exactly the kind of transformation I'd dreamed of. I was pulling out all kinds of stuff -- Massacre tunes re-constituted as ballads, Henry Cow material that had stayed in my notebooks, things that had been written for dance and theatre. It was basically 'light the blue touch paper and stand well clear!''. The material on this double album was recorded live at concerts in Germany, Italy and Austria in 1991."