Rock In The Maquis

MT 039LP MT 039LP

After the very successful Quirky Lost Tapes album on Born Bad Records (BORNBAD 085CD/LP, 2016), compiling his ultra-rare 45s, El'Blaszczyk dived back into his old and daunting project: Rock In The Maquis. This double -- 29 songs out of the 40 recorded during two years -- and conceptual record -- about World War Two, mixing members of the Resistance, Fritz and collaborators -- is his master work, long deferred and now boldly presented to the world. A retro-futurist record, homemade, on hand-build equipment, which brings to mind the French '60s, yéyés, and Nouvelle Vague movies, zig-zaging between an iconoclast and DIY Serge Gainsbourg, a twisted Jacques Dutronc, the delirious spirit of Les Blousons Noirs or an art brut painting. From "Jerk in Dunkerque" to "Rock des FFI via "Das ende der haricots" and "Ces boches sont faits pour morfler" (a very personal cover of "These Boots Are Made For Walking"), this record is a bomb, a proudly claimed terrorist attack. A minimalist son of Jean Yanne and Hasil Adkins, handyman of genius recording alone in his room, handling irony and iconoclasm as well as fuzz guitar and one finger Farfisa organ, El'Blaszczyk is the true unknown soldier of French rock n' roll. Sharing (let's not talk about collaboration, a world hold in contempt) his own forces with those of Mono-Tone Records and les Disques Beretto -- the Liminanas' label -- to form the El'Maquis Productions, El'Blaszczyk makes, with this Rock In The Maquis. Gatefold sleeve; includes insert plus two, three-page folded inserts; includes download card.