Renaldo & The Loaf
The Elbow is Taboo / Elbonus
Editions Mego
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2019
2LP
25.99
rD7 / Includes Download Code
Gatefold sleeve, initial copies with bonus 7"
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Tracklist
1A Street Called Straight 6:11
2Boule! 3:54
3The Elbow Is Taboo 2:51
4Hambu Hodo 7:44
5Dance For Somnambulists 1:27
6Here's To The Oblong Boys 3:12
7The Bread Song 2:11
8Critical / Dance 5:55
9Extracting The Re-Re 4:33
10El Boaca Pella 1:38
11Hambu Hodo (7" Version)4:13
12Writing Postcards (From Italy)3:04
13Mouldy Bread On Bent Street 5:29
14Just Lazy Zen, Martin 2:06
15Doctor Vesner 2:00
16Returning The Re-Re 4:08
17Haul On The Bowline (A-Shanti)2:01
18Then At Iona Lanthem 3:52
19Hambu Hodo (12" Version)6:57
20Bonus Track 1:36
21Hambu Hodo (Live In Vienna)4:45
22Hambu Hoedown 2:29

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.