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HARDY FOX Hotel California EP

CD album | gg434
Hardy Fox was the primary composer of The Residents. He created an incredible body of work, using all kinds of names other than The Residents, amongst them Combo De Mechanio, Sonidas De La Noche, Dead Eye Dick, Charles Bobuck or Black Tar And The Cry Babies. Hardy first stopped touring with The Residents due to health issues. Soon afterwards, he left the group completely to concnetrate on his solo work. After several albums as Charles Bobuck (later only Bobuck), the name given to him when still a member of The Residents, he later dropped all pseudonyms to work as Hardy Fox. His first self-titled solo recording was an album full of minimal love songs, a portrait of the young Hardy Fox. The second, Nachtzug was about his last days touring with The Residents. It was followed by Rilla Contemplates Love, a concept album about the thoughts and feelings of a gorilla. The Hotel California is an EP that brings you the cover versions of The Eagles' biggest hit single, plus three tracks taken from the archive of unreleased music.UIt is only available as a bundle with Wallper, see gg430-2. Full tracklist: 1. Hotel California 2. Secretions 3. Bassific 4. Paying The Moon. Price: € 14,-/copy incl. worldwide shipping.

So, opening up the EP we have the cover of The Eagles Hotel California (...) It opens with a loosely bound electro beat, hovering tone purr, and Hardys wavering vocals. The beat suddenly drops out, and we find a spread-out blend of sinister bass hovers, synth stabs, and a beat that tries to kick in, then falters. Its undoubtedly a great wonky & original take on this most recognisable track.
(Musique Machine, May 2023)