ORGAN THING OF THE DAY: POIL, FRANKO B and the dangers of alco-punk at Christmas

poil_bluecoverThings never sleep, my my, hey hey,   Tuesday bloody Tuesday, Franko B? Why not? Free Art Tuesday? PoiL, who are PoiL? No idea but they do seem to like a capital L at the end of their name and they say they’re friends with the rather excellent NI  “Hello, PoiL are good friends of Ni, I think you talked about this band. I hope you’ll be interested by PoiL too. I remain at your disposal for any further informations. Cheers, Clement”. Hell yes, this is excellent, excellently different is a strange bouncy forward looking prog-out of an experiments beyond Gentle Giant nature. Go explore their bandcamp album thing here, it comes highly recommended.   They’re from Lyon, France and here’s a brilliantly fractured press quote that just came with their e.mail, as brilliantly fractured as their flowing music…

“Impressive and delirious, PoiL is lead by three musicians know not limitations and prohibitions. PoiL flow, dance and dash between the energy of punk, the beauty of chamber music and the chaos of a factory on the brink of explosion. The trio combines raw madness and virtuosity evoking thoughts of Frank Zappa, Frederic Chopin and Charlie Chaplin. In the audience, the heads bang, the cries burst forth. Jubilant and stock!”

“… the heads bang, the cries burst forth. Jubilant and stock”, we couldn’t have put it better ourselves,   And hang on, here some deliciously  frantic eye candy and frenetic ear food, oh yes, this is good…. Organ fuel!


Meanwhile our musical allies over at the Kosmische Club have been revisiting some of thier classic Resonance FM radio show broadcasts including this from June 2004, when they interviewed Michael Rother of NEU!/Harmonia/Kraftwerk live in the Resonance FM studio.


A touring programme for Franko B’s new performance, Because of Love has just been announced, or at least the starting date or 5th March 2013 has,,,,

“Franko B makes his debut at The Place with the new multi-disciplinary performance solo, Because of Love volume 1. Drawing upon memories of vivid moments and experiences of art, film and dance from different stages in his life, this piece is about life, childhood, humanity, inhumanity, love and grief.

Central to the work is the idea of the sentimentality of memory – the emotional charge and romanticism often applied to our experience of remembering culture. Experiences can be mediated by someone else’s voice or appropriated in a way which is both personal and political.

Franko B was born in Milan and has lived in London since 1979. He has exhibited and performed widely, including Tate Modern, the ICA, South London Gallery and Beaconsfield, he has regularly presented work internationally.”

The Place is ar 17 Duke’s Road, London WC1

Here’s how things looked Organ wise on this day 2008, the page came out top while searching for the legendary Raw Poo and their vital version of Stop the Cavalry, and here it is! And did you ever encounter a better Abba cover?  No sign of the South London alco punks playing their by now traditional pre-Christmas gig this year but they are playing with Bogus Gasman on January 5th at the New Cross Inn, South London….

More of this tomorrow…. maybe


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