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HAPPY FRENCH BAND

Abus Dangereux

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2.96 | 9 ratings | 3 reviews | 11% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1983

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Happy Band (7:54)
2. Abu's Blues (5:33)
3. Aye Schingao (4:43)
4. Voyage Sans Étiquettes (23:46)
- Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3
- Part 4
- Part 5

Total Time: 42:03

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Line-up / Musicians

- Pierrejean Gaucher / guitars
- Arnaud Devos / vibraphone, marimba, percussions
- Bobby Rangell / saxophones , flûte
- Guillermo Benavides / bass
- François Verly / drums, percussions
- Frédéric Martin / trumpet

Releases information

Recorded at Witas studio -october, 1983

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ABUS DANGEREUX Happy French Band ratings distribution


2.96
(9 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
11%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(11%)
11%
Good, but non-essential (44%)
44%
Collectors/fans only (22%)
22%
Poor. Only for completionists (11%)
11%

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Review by Sean Trane
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2 stars Recorded the following year, the third AD album, Happy French Band, is pursuing the changes occurred in Bis and refining it, with the line-up again evolving: the whole rhythm section of Mourey and Gaillard leaving, replaced by Verly Benavides (respectively on drums and bass). The Latino fusion is now much dominant with Devos's all-too-present marimba, and the group starts sounding like Spiro Gyra. Hardly a bad news if you enjoy that, but I must say that I've never warmed to that style. The album is not particularly inspired; Abus's Blues is rather weak, as is Aye Schango. Easily the better track of the album Voyage Sans Etiquette is still not fascinating to say the least. Not any better than its predecessor, HFB is hardly anything essential (we are far from the mid-70's exciting ground breaking albums), as there are literally hundreds of albums of this calibre haunting the early-80's catalogues, most of them lacking energy.

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3 stars I had a look at the ratings given and took a deep breathe before submitting this LP to the turnplayer. Reviewing this album is just one of the trials I have to endure as a reviewer here in PA. Pity little me. Then I got a shock. A positive one, that is. This is the third album from this French ... (read more)

Report this review (#559163) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Saturday, October 29, 2011 | Review Permanlink

5 stars For me, this is one really fine outing for Abus Dangereux. In fact, all of their releases are wonderful, and this, for my taste, is by far and large, their best. Don't get me wrong, I love the other two, and one of the other reviewers this was possibly a bit more 80's (I think Spyra Gyra) mix of jaz ... (read more)

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