― gareth, Friday, 16 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― keith, Friday, 16 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― bob snoom, Saturday, 17 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
― Kerry, Monday, 19 November 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link
The Fred Lane documentary "Icepick to the Moon" debuts this Saturday in Chattanooga, TN: http://www.fredlanedoc.com/
― ernestp, Monday, 2 April 2018 12:43 (two years ago) link
Would like to see that. I knew him a little bit in Tuscaloosa, always liked him and his performances and his visual art: that downhome bumpin' bumpercrop of cheerful absurdism and mix & match musical and other elements at will. The avant-garage, and RIYL "Spike Lee on the box," sipping mint juleps to the tune of sound effects records, full(?)-length "Bourbon Street," "Teenage Prayer," and some others on The Complete Basement Tapes, and Pere Ubu, man even more than band. Post-Fred's mobiles/whirligigs made me think of Ed Big Daddy Roth, whose cartooning turned into ingenious model car kits. This tells all that I'm aware of,now with a link to the doc now tagged too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverend_Fred_LaneI may have been too negatory about some others in this scene, but that's the way I heard it at the time (did like albums involving him)The Raudelunas Marching Vegetable Band PS to backstory comments in there: later read that Diamonda Galas credited LaDonna Smith as an early inspiration.
― dow, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 01:09 (two years ago) link
30+ years after "Car Radio Jerome," the third Fred Lane album "Icepick to the Moon" is finally out. Available on vinyl (Feeding Tube Records) or digital downloads on Bandcamp: https://revfredlane.bandcamp.com
A record release show featuring Fred Lane's first publicized performance since 1976, including a screening of the documentary "Icepick to the Moon," is scheduled for January 31, 2020 at Saturn in Birmingham, Alabama: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reverend-fred-lane-tickets-83217085543
The Exile Hour podcast (11/26/19), featuring Fred Lane: https://exilehour.com/e/rev-fred-lane-when-in-rome-dont-do-as-the-romans-do-37f28e7ab8dd06/
Fred Lane article (11/27/19) in The Pulse: http://www.chattanoogapulse.com/music/features/a-man-of-two-names/
― ernestp, Monday, 2 December 2019 01:08 (eight months ago) link
Great, Thanks! I'm a big fan of the first two albums.
― everything, Monday, 2 December 2019 05:34 (eight months ago) link