The Experimental Tropic Blues Band – Liquid Love (CD, BELGIUM)

14 November 2011 JauneOrange / Exclesior Recordings / V2 JO023/EXCEL96282
01. The Best Burger
02. Keep This Love
03. Worm Wolf
04. TETBB Eat Sushi
05. Can’t Change
06. Nothing To Prove (Part 1)
07. Nothing To Prove (Part 2)
08. Do It To Me
09. Break Up
10. Sex Games
11. Holy Piece of Wood
12. Fantasyworld
The Experimental Tropic Blues Band - Liquid Love (CD, BELGIUM) - Cover
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NOTES:
CD edition of Liquid Love by the Experimental Tropic Blues Band which was recorded with Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray in New York. Also issued on vinyl.

The band released The Best Burger / No Fun 7″ single in September 2011.

NEWS on the recording / album as it appears followed by images posted by the band:

The original news story as it appeared on goutemesdisques.com was as follows:

“Cela fait des années qu’on le dit: The Experimental Tropic Blues Band est l’un des meilleurs groupes belges en activité. Déjà excellent sur disque, le groupe écrase surtout la concurrence sur scène. Mais celui-ci ne donnant pas dans la pop mollassonne ou le folk pour midinettes, son succès reste limité. Mais ce manque de reconnaissance, le groupe s’en fout comme de sa première cuite au whisky et continue de creuser un sillon crasseux où punk, blues et boogie se renvoient la balle dans une ambiance enfumée. Et cela paie. En effet, après avoir parcouru les routes d’Europe en 2010, le groupe est désormais prêt pour enregistrer le successeur de Captain Boogie. Et cela se passera en février à New-York en compagnie de la légende Jon Spencer, à qui le groupe doit beaucoup, et qui mettra provisoirement de côté ses activités avec Heavy Trash et son Blues Explosion histoire de donner encore un peu plus de piment au disque des Liégeois. Le nouvel effort est prévu pour le mois de septembre sur JauneOrange. Et ça va chier dans le ventilo.”

The band arrived in New York on 26 February 2011 to record the album and have since posted several photos of themselves in and around NYC including shots from the studio and a collection of tapes labelled with the following: Best Burger in Town (Best Hamburger) / Yeah Yeah Yeah / Petit Rock / Fantasy World / You Can Change / Change KPR (1st One) / You Can’t Change Me For The Better / NTP. Noise Collage / Nothing To Prove KPR / NTP HT End + Solo / Sex Games / Liquid Love / Nothing To Prove / Wo Oh Oh / K2U

09 March 2011: They posted “Very last overdubs this morning, after let’s go shopping!” along with a picture of the band recording with Jon Spencer at NY Hed.

12 March 2011: Lesoir.be published a French-language news story about The Experimental Tropic Blues Band’s trip to New York and a short interview with Jon Spencer. Visit the links below to view the articles:

Les New York Stories du Tropic Blues Band: http://archives.lesoir.be/les-new-york-stories-du-tropic-blues-band_t-20110312-019ZAA.html

Trois questions à Jon spencer Le flamboyant leader du Blues Explosion connaît le Lower East Side comme: http://archives.lesoir.be/trois-questions-a-jon-spencer-le-flamboyant-leader-du_t-20110312-019ZAE.html

17 March 2011: “We already received 3 mixes from the album (Yeah Yeah Yeah, Petit Rock & Best Burger In Town), it sounds great! Last song tonight before a break of several days/week…we can’t wait to have it!”

28 March 2011: “4 mixes sont desormais termines (Wo Oh Oh completant les 3 premiers), la suite arrive demain! ” – The Experimental Tropic Blues Band just posted a message saying that four mixes from their album had been complete.

22 April 2011: “Last mix of the album (Fanstasy World) due to be available 2day” / “The mixes are done, we’re more than happy by the result…mastering on May 10 in NYC, can’t wait!”

28 April 2011: From official mail-out: “We recently recorded our third album in New York last March with Matt Verta Ray (from Heavy Trash) and Jon Spencer (from JSBX, Heavy trash, Boss Hog & many more) as producer, the result is great and full of surpises, you’ll find some pictures and news made in direct on one of our facebook page (here or there).

Already recorded and mixed, it’ll be masterized in New York on May 10…we’ll keep you posted about it’s release due to be available next fall!”

August 2011: The band have recently posted the cover art work along with “NYC Diary” videos which include the (parts of the) songs Nothing to Prove and Fantasy World.

Part 1 (This Is New Yooork): http://www.vimeo.com/27555241
Part 2 (writing lyrics…): http://www.vimeo.com/27979789
Part 3 (sex, love, etc): http://www.vimeo.com/28244611
Part 4 (Liquid Love): http://www.vimeo.com/28498057

24 August 2011: The release of The Best Burger / No Fun 7″ single announced.

Keep This Love (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAmLk29FRqM
Best Burger (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAHG-1wS_pY




SONG CREDITS:
Writers: The Experimental Tropic Blues Band
Produced / Mixed: Jon Spencer @ NY Hed Studio in March-April 2011
Recorded: Matt Verta-Ray @ NY Hed Studio in March 2011
Masterised: Ivan Julian @ NY Hed Studio in May 2011

The Experimental Tropic Blues Band is:
Vocals / Guitar: Dirty Coq
Vocals / Guitar: Boogie Snake
Drums & Percussions: Devil D’Inferno

SIDE A:
01. The Best Burger
Backing Vocals: Matt Verta-Ray
Electric Piano: Mickey Finn

02. Keep This Love
Acoustic Guitar: Dirty Coq
Harmonica: Boogie Snake
Backing Vocals: Matt Verta-Ray

03. Worm Wolf
Hammond Organ: Dirty Coq
Harmonica: Boogie Snake
Backing Vocals: Matt Verta-Ray
Slide Guitar: Matt Verta-Ray

04. TETBB Eat Sushi
Hammond Organ / Organ (Vox) / Stylophone Beatbox: Dirty Coq
Harmonica / Bass: Boogie Snake
Backing Vocals: Matt Verta-Ray

05. Can’t Change
Hammond Organ / Electric Piano / Vibraphone: Dirty Coq
Backing Vocals / Triangle: Jon Spencer
Backing Vocals: Matt Verta-Ray
Backing Vocals: Hollis Queens

06. Nothing To Prove (Part 1)
Hammond Organ: Dirty Coq
Backing Vocals: Hollis Queens

SIDE B:
07. Nothing To Prove (Part 2)
Hammond Organ / Backing Vocals: Dirty Coq
Backing Vocals: Boogie Snake
Backing Vocals: Devil D’Inferno
Claps / Screamin: Jon Spencer
Backing Vocals: Hollis Queens

08. Do It To Me
Hammond Organ: Dirty Coq
Guitar Solo: Jon Spencer
Claps / Screamin: Jon Spencer
Backing Vocals: Hollis Queens

09. Break Up
Hammond Organ: Dirty Coq
Claps / Screamin: Jon Spencer
Guitar: Matt Verta-Ray
Backing Vocals: Hollis Queens

10. Sex Games
Claps / Screamin: Dirty Coq
Claps / Screamin / Acoustic & Baritone Guitar: Boogie Snake
Claps / Screamin: Boogie Snake
Claps / Screamin: Jon Spencer
Claps / Screamin: Matt Verta-Ray
Claps / Screamin / Backing Vocals: Hollis Queens

11. Holy Piece of Wood
Bass / Vibraphone / Synth / Percussion: Dirty Coq
Percussions: Boogie Snake

12. Fantasyworld

SLEEVE NOTES:
“Matt & Jon, Olivier Donnet, Julien Henry, Philippe Manche, JF Jaspers, Hollis Queens, Kyle Kegerreis, Mickey Finn, Laurent Eyen, Alain Steffler, Ben Plastic, Ivan Julian, Agnes, Alice et Suzanne, Cindy, Dante, Estelle, Lee Alonzi, the JauneOrange team, the Goon Mat, Pat De Bratte, Julien Broquet, Tom & Steve, Hilde, Monica, Dun, Gorka, Wener, Ferry & the Excelsior team, La Film Fabrique, Caro, Marie-Francoise & all the SMartBe team, Bunny and the Liquid Love crew, you & all the people who helped and supported us from the beginning!

This record was made with the help of the French-speaking Community of Belgium.”

DETAILS:
ARTWORK: Morin Bros
PICTURES: Oliver Donnet

BARCODE: 8 714374 962827

MATRIX: “[compact disc logo] docdata media EXCEL 96282 IFPI LJ82”

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