Renaldo & The Loaf

The Elbow is Taboo / Elbonus

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The Elbow is Taboo was Renaldo & The Loaf's fourth and last album of their initial phase prior to their return in 2010. Released by Ralph in America and Some Bizzare in the UK in 1987 this work represents a development in the overall sound as they utilize an 8 track recorder along with early digital effects. A large arsenal of acoustic instrumentation gives the record an additional unsettling atmosphere. Recorded over a 3 year period this remains the definitive statement by the group in this early period.

As clarified by Brian from the band, the themes remain as obtuse and alluring as ever with each song containing it’s own story. “be it a child's desire to control (A Street Called Straight), the ridiculous purdah of an innocent part of the body (The Elbow is Taboo), a call for help in times of angst (Here's To the Oblong Boys), the rigours of a bread fetish (The Bread Song), the anger of a dance teacher to the terminally inept (Critical/Dance) or a ritual call to prayer, somewhere (Extracting the Re-re)”.

Disorientating and delightful this is a must for all fans of the Loaf and for those tickled by the more deranged spectrum of song.

Renaldo & The Loaf: The Elbow is Taboo / Elbonus

A Street Called Straight Renaldo & The Loaf 6' 11''
Boule! Renaldo & The Loaf 3' 54''
The Elbow Is Taboo Renaldo & The Loaf 2' 51''
Hambu Hodo Renaldo & The Loaf 7' 44''
Dance For Somnambulists Renaldo & The Loaf 1' 27''
Here's To The Oblong Boys Renaldo & The Loaf 3' 12''
The Bread Song Renaldo & The Loaf 2' 11''
Critical / Dance Renaldo & The Loaf 5' 55''
Extracting The Re-Re Renaldo & The Loaf 4' 33''
El Boaca Pella Renaldo & The Loaf 1' 38''
Hambu Hodo (7" Version) Renaldo & The Loaf 4' 13''
Writing Postcards (From Italy) Renaldo & The Loaf 3' 04''
Mouldy Bread On Bent Street Renaldo & The Loaf 5' 29''
Just Lazy Zen, Martin Renaldo & The Loaf 2' 06''
Doctor Vesner Renaldo & The Loaf 2' 00''
Returning The Re-Re Renaldo & The Loaf 4' 08''
Haul On The Bowline (A-Shanti) Renaldo & The Loaf 2' 01''
Then At Iona Lanthem Renaldo & The Loaf 3' 52''
Hambu Hodo (12" Version) Renaldo & The Loaf 6' 57''
Bonus Track Renaldo & The Loaf 1' 36''
Hambu Hodo (Live In Vienna) Renaldo & The Loaf 4' 45''
Hambu Hoedown Renaldo & The Loaf 2' 29''

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