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Brave Combo – Very Early Recordings (1979–82)

6-06-2015, 23:16
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Brave Combo – Very Early Recordings (1979–82)

Artist: Brave Combo
Title Of Album: Very Early Recordings 1979–82
Year Of Release: 1990
Label: Eva Japan 2012
Genre: Polka Folk Rock
Quality: MP3 | FLAC
Bitrate: VBR 0 | 16Bit/44kHz
Total Size: 106 MB | 310 MB
Total Time: 50:41
Website: Their website

01. La Francesita 02:33
02. Let's Get Physical 03:46
03. Too Fat Polka 01:57
04. Trollsislanden 03:17
05. Los Naranjales 02:21
06. Echo Polka 01:55
07. Zorro Polka 03:03
08. Adios Muchachos 02:44
09. Hot Huapango 02:10
10. Bored Housewife 02:05
11. Escape from Radioland 02:46
12. You're Going On 04:26
13. I Just Wanna 02:56
14. Pizza Polka 01:52
15. Hold Me Tight 03:55
16. Clever Boy 01:50
17. The Time is Right 03:19
18. Shopping at K-Mart 01:27
19. Herrgard's Polka 02:29

Carl Finch: guitar, keyboard, accordion, vocals
Tim Walsh: saxophone, clarinet, vocals
Lyle Atkinson: bass
Dave Cameron: drums
Mitch Marine: drums

Review from their website:
When Brave Combo formed in 1979, we were going to be together just long enough to record our own polka record. It was to be four artists making a musical statement. I had become extremely fascinated with all different kinds of polka music (Mexican, European, Eastern European, American-Polish etc.) and as far as I was concerned, polka was alternative listening. I would dig through bargain bins for ethnic cut-outs and the music would usually be full of passion and integrity. But, it was a form almost totally ignored in the pop music world. So, I recruited a drummer, a horn player and a bassist, and in a friend's primitive home studio we recorded a seven-song, double EP called Polkamania.
We pressed 500 copies and planned to stay together long enough to make our money back. But we started getting gigs and slowly became popular enough to consider releasing a follow-up LP, Music For Squares. This brought us national attention and the future of Brave Combo seemed more secure and tangible. But Polkamania was not re-pressed until now.
Although we started as a polka band, our repertoire and musical interests eventually grew to include all kinds of music, and our original material became more prominent. In 1982 we released, on cassette only, a collection of original compositions, which included songs that represented our rock and jazz side as well as ethnically influenced songs. Once again, however, we produced about 500 copies, sold them all and moved on to other recording projects. Incidently, we called the cassette Brave Combo: Originals. Clever?
So the tracks you will hear on this collection are primarily historical and show where the band was musically in the beginning. Of course, the recording quality is uneven and technically the band has matured over the years, but if you're a fan of Brave Combo and interested in our roots, you will find some treasures here. One of my favorite covers, in fact, is our polka version of Olivia Newton-John's hit "Let's Get Physical." We really had fun when we play music and I think that's one element that shines through in this collection.

Biography from Allmusic:
Applying the polka and world-music dance treatment to a most unlikely song lineup ("People Are Strange," "Sixteen Tons," "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," "O Holy Night"), Brave Combo formed in the late '70s in the small Texas hometown of vocalist and guitarist Carl Finch, recorded three albums for the self-owned Four Dots label, and later moved to Rounder. The group's line-up, though constantly shifting, began to coalesce around Finch, horn player Jeffrey Barnes, bassist Bubba Hernandez, and either Mitch Marine or Joseph Cripps on percussion. After signing with Rounder in the late '80s, Brave Combo released the 1987 compilation Musical Varieties before recording nine albums with the label by the mid-'90s. The group also backed up pop figure Tiny Tim on his last collection of songs, 1996's Girl. Polkasonic followed three years later, and in the spring of 2000 Brave Combo resurfaced with Process. After recording a live album for Cleveland International (Kick-Ass Polkas, 2001), in 2003 they returned to Rounder for Box of Ghosts, a collection of classical themes dressed up Brave Combo style. Among various other recording and performing activities during the 21st century, the band also appeared on avant accordionist extraordinaire Guy Klucevsek's The Multiple Personality Reunion Tour in 2012.

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