Rascal Reporters | The Foul-Tempered Clavier

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The Foul-Tempered Clavier

by Rascal Reporters

Elevator Music from Hell: Intricate, Neurotic, Beautiful.
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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2. Seven Is A Long Time
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3. Shoe Salad
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4. Efrem Cymbalist, Jr.
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10. Sarahbella
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11. Prisms
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12. Tomorrow
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13. My Name
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14. Ricky and His Dad
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15. Fresh Leather and Poultry Mix
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Twenty-one years after their debut release, FREAKS OBSCURE, suburban Detroit's Rascal Reporters unveiled their sixth album: THE FOUL-TEMPERED CLAVIER (2001).

From the Canterbury Sound to Pet Sounds; from Rock-In-Opposition to Mothers Of Invention, the Rascal Reporters approach "rock" music like no other band. Mind-boggling entertainment from these freaks obscure!

Includes the ultra-rare unreleased single from 1978, "My Name" and "Ricky And His Dad," plus two other bonus tracks from the Rascal Reporters vault!

Thanks to a special arrangement with Pleasant Green Records, we can now offer this unusual piece of underground music history through Hebbardesque/CD Baby!

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Rascal Reporters Discography:

"My Name" b/w "Ricky And His Dad" single CANCELED! 1978

FREAKS OBSCURE - cassette/reel + booklet (Hebbardesque Records) 1980

WE'RE GOD - cassette/reel + booklet (Hebbardesque Records) 1980

"Guns For Jerry's Kids" b/w "Beatrice" - 7" picture sleeve single + insert (Hebbardesque Records) 1981

RIDIN' ON A BUMMER - LP + insert (Hebbardesque Records) 1984

HAPPY ACCIDENTS - LP (Hebbardesque Records) 1988

PURPLE ENTRAPMENT - CD (Wafer Face Records) 1995

HAPPY ACCIDENTS - CD (ZNR Records) 1996

WE'RE GOD - CD (Wafer Face Records) 1997

THE FOUL-TEMPERED CLAVIER - CD (Pleasant Green Records) 2001

RIDIN' ON A BUMMER, 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION - CD
(Hebbardesque Records) 2005

THE MIND BOGGLES - download (Hebbardesque Records) 2008

PSYCHLOPS (COMPLETE) - single download (Hebbardesque Records) 2012

ELEGANT DECAY (LIVE AT OAK PARK HIGH 1976) - download (Hebbardesque) 2012

NICE NOT TO BE HERE (BONUS TRACKS 1976-2008) - download (Hebbardesque) 2014

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Kinesis

a 3-ring circus
This is complex, keyboard-dominated, mostly instrumental rock music in the vein of Frank Zappa, The Muffins, Zamla Mammaz Manna and other RIO bands, Supersister, Soft Machine, and a three-ring circus. ...quite melodic, but it is very often dense and occasionally neurotic, hurling ideas at the listener at a breakneck pace. Unexpectedly, the one actual song with vocals sounds like Genesis and The Beatles.
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Wayside Music

complexity
The complexity of the compositions and ideas here will thrill and astonish fans of rehearsal intensive rock. The opening track is so wonderful that even at 2:15, it's almost alone worth the price of the album.
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Musea

Canterbury style
RASCAL REPORTERS are one of a few American groups influenced by the Canterbury style. They play very elaborate music in which fuzz organ is frequently featured, much like EGG or HATFIELD AND THE NORTH.
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Record Heaven

highly experimental
A highly experimental and avantgarde album that places itself between DJAM KARET and FRANK ZAPPA.
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LasseM


If your hooked on Zappas instrumental-funny-classical-era, this is a "must-have" .
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