“Really good stuff. I think we’ll be playing a lot of this one.”
The Morning Sound Alternative
KGNU-FM, Boulder, Colorado
"This song seriously makes me want to dance under some coconut trees."
Dinah Mellin,The Fiddle & The Harp
WOMR-FM, Orleans, Massachusetts
Deejay, Option Musique
Radio-Television Suisse 90.8 FM
“This new album of Malcolm Lucard’s is fabulous!”
The Fiddle & The Harp
Orleans, Massachusetts, USA
"It's a gray day in Geneva , but this song brings the sunshine ... It puts you in a great mood!"
Deejay, Option Musique
Radio-Television Suisse 90.8 FM, introducing the song 'To do.'
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Produced by Malcolm Lucard and Diego Gadenz
Engineering, editing, mixing and mastering by Diego Gadenz, Planet Musicale
Recorded at Solid Ash Studios, Rue du Mole, Genève, 1201 Switzerland.
...and for keeping me on track from beginning to end. Here's Diego saying: 'Malcolm, il faut que tu finisse les morceaux déja!'
Special thanks to: Ulysses, Gideon and Andrea Lucard, for their support, encouragement and endurance as these songs grew from infancy to adolescence alongside our many adventures; Nancy Howard Mello and William Howard for their music, creativity and unconditional love; Michèle Buteau et Audrey Baete for their help with Aux Bains des Pâquis; Scott Bauer for shepherding me, my mando and 11 harmonicas up to Jackal Hut (12,000 feet above Leadville, Colorado) where Back Country was born; all the fantastic musicians and friends who gave such great performances for this record; Jasper Soloff for his gorgeous photos and for youthful advice; Jeremy Van Hoy for flying all the way to Switzerland just to cut his tracks (ok, and maybe take his family around Europe a bit); to Stephane Boffejon for going above and beyond in working with me on the CD package design; and especially mon pote, el duderhinho original, Diego Gadenz, for his amazing ears and tireless talents et pour la Sinatra-ization de ma voix et le Claptonification de ma guitare...
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Jeremy Van Hoy
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Aux Bains des paquis
Rock island lullaby
eyes like yours
tourist of the mind
made in china
i love you worse
Lucard's lyrics "inhabit a wild world of moon colonies, smelly toes, two-headed calves, senility, human cockroaches and heart attacks. It's a world of funky rhythms and musical surprises and power chords played by trombones."
The Colorado Springs Gazette.
"One of the best new CDs we've gotten in lately."
All songs copyright © Malcolm Lucard 2001
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Malcolm and friends Live at Western Jubilee
Photo by Sean Cayton/Cayton Photography
"Lucard is climbing the ladder of success and notoriety like a caffeinated red uakari monkey on a warm Peruvian day. Soon his quick, precise way with the strings and honest, original lyrics will propel him out of this burg — catch him before he's famous."
Colorado Springs Independent
Malcolm and friends
Live at the Western Jubilee Recording Company
All songs © Malcolm Lucard, except : Caravan, by Duke Ellingon, Juan Tizol, and Irving Mills; Train Ride Away, by Ramsey Mooney; Soul of a man, by Blind Willie Johnson; Sour Evening, by Crystal Bliss Lardy; Tumbleweed, by Peter Rowan and Bill Miller; I want a little sugar in my bowl, by Nina Simone; and Jesus is on the mainline, by Mississippi Fred McDowell.
"Most of us get sick of songs that get stuck in our heads. The music of Lucard and [his band Irrational Exuberance] is in my head still, yet amazingly not annoying. In fact, though I only remember a few lyrics, I find that my mind's eagerness to replay ie's music a testament to their quality."
— The Catalyst, Colorado Springs, Colorado
All songs copyright 2006 Malcolm Lucard, except Sour Evening, © Crystal Bliss Lardy and Dental Monster, © Matt Hollensbe.