“Really good stuff. I think we’ll be playing a lot of this one.”

Greg Schultz

The Morning Sound Alternative

KGNU-FM, Boulder, Colorado

Back Country - Malcolm Lucard
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Rock Island Lullaby - Malcolm Lucard
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Aux Bains des Paquis - Malcolm Lucard
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To do - Malcolm Lucard
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"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!”

Dinah Mellin

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.'





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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This recording would not have been possible without these amazing musicians!

Ambre Hanselmann

Diego Gadenz

Yvette Issar

Ceiça Lopes

Nando Drums

Djavan Bispo

Paulo Assis

Nando Santana

Jeremy Van Hoy

Daniel Grossmann

Greg Arnold

Lou Pisani

Olivier Chanson


Silly Man

Back country

Aux Bains des paquis


Rock island lullaby

mustard sun

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." 


Pete Watson 

KHEN-106.9 FM 

Salida, CO

Two headed calf - Malcolm Lucard
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Pretty in Grey - Malcolm Lucard
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I don't need a tattoo - Malcolm Lucard
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All songs copyright © Malcolm Lucard 2001


Irrational Exuburance


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

Caravan - Malcolm Lucard
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Train ride away - Malcolm and friends
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Soul of a man - Malcolm and friends
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Rock island lullaby - Malcolm Lucard
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Malcolm and friends 
Live at the Western Jubilee Recording Company 
Absent minded guy - Malcolm and friends
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Ramblin girl - Malcolm Lucard
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Tumbleweed - Malcolm Lucard
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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.

I want a little sugar - Malcolm Lucard
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Jesus is on the mainline - Malcolm Lucard
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"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

Irrational Exuburance
Canto de Ossanha - Irrational Exuburance
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Absent minded guy / Sour evening - Irrational Exuburance
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Ramblin' girl - Irrational Exuburance
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Dental Monster - Irrational Exuburance
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All songs copyright 2006 Malcolm Lucard, except Sour Evening,  © Crystal Bliss Lardy and Dental Monster,  © Matt Hollensbe.

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