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THE LODGE

Canterbury Scene • United States


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Founded in NYC, USA in 1987 - Disbanded in 1989

In the beginning of the 80's JOHN GREAVES and Peter Blegvad started working on the follow-up to "Kew.Rhône" (1977), under the name 'The Lodge'. In 1987, the new Greaves-Blegvad collaboration finally came to fruition with the recording of The Lodge's "Smell Of A Friend" album in New York. At the point, the project had evolved to a real band, with the addition of Kristoffer Blegvad on lead vocals, JAKKO M. JAKSZYK on guitar and vocals and Anton Fier on drums. Lisa Herman, who had already sung lead on "Kew Rhône" guested on lead vocals and piano on a version of "Swelling Valley". This led to a one-off gig at Paris' 'Bataclan' venue in 1988, with Gavin Harrison replacing Fier on drums and Lyndon Collin added on keyboards. The following year, 'The Lodge' played another gig at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, with yet another line-up change - keyboardist Steve Franklin ('In Cahoots') and drummer Nic France ('Nucleus', 'Loose Tubes') replacing the latter two. The record/project follows the direction of "Kew Rhöne" with lyrics by Peter Blegvad and compositions by John Greaves, although in a more accessible song orientated way.

The record is highly recommended.

===Martin Horst===

See also: HERE

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1988

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 Smell Of A Friend by LODGE, THE album cover Studio Album, 1988
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The Lodge Canterbury Scene

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE, JR/F/Canterbury & Eclectic Teams

3 stars While many artists in the Canterbury Scene and progressive rock in general faded away during the 80s while other forms of music dominated the attention span of the MTV generation, these same musicians didn't just go find a pasture and die! Many of them adapted to the scene but some stuck it out in the underground and pumped out projects with others from the scene. Such was the case for the short lived New York City band THE LODGE which found members of Henry Cow, Slapp Happy, Art Bears, Golden Palominos and others briefly getting together from 1987-1989 to create one album of 80s art rock titled SMELL OF A FRIEND.

THE LODGE is most notably the followup of Peter Blegvad's "Kew.Rhone" era or at least it was a intended to be as he and John Greaves were the primary forces that created their one album and the material was inspired by their previous projects together. The material continues in the line of Slapp Happy's pop sensibilities dressed up in Carla Bley's progressive jazz with a touch of Canterbury quirkiness and whimsy. After the lineup was complete the band consisted of Blegvad, Greaves, ex-64 Spoons guitarist Jakko Jakszyk, ex-Pere Ubu drummer Anton Fier, Kristoffer Blegvad and pianist / singer Lisa Herman with a few guest lending a hand.

SMELL OF A FRIEND was recorded and released in 1988 and to no surprise came and went without hardly anyone noticing. While the subject matter and overall style is mined from the previous decade, the production and use of new wave type of guitar playing and electronic styles was clearly an attempt of being somewhat contemporary. While supposedly a successor to the well-received "Kew.Rhone" album of 1977, the album in reality feels nothing like that one as it is primarily driven by straight-forward rock guitar riffs or piano ballads. It would be fair to call SMELL OF A FRIEND a much more pop friendly album with only small touches of progressiveness.

Lyrically the album was more of a strange beast with several songs tackling the unlikely topic of "milk" in the perspective of ritualistic practices found in the occult world. Many tracks were derived from the worlds of philosophers and mythologists. The album also mixes in elements of tone poetry, African rhythms, art rock and chamber chorales. All in all, there is also a loose Steely Dan type of vibe to the whole thing. After THE LODGE released SMELL OF A FRIEND they toured around Europe with old members leaving and new ones jumping on board but ultimately the loosy-goosy nature of the band resulted in a premature breakup.

While connected to the Canterbury Scene of progressive rock, it seems a stretch to include it in such but remains an interesting artifact from the underground of the 80s. Unfortunately THE LODGE's one and only album doesn't really catch on fire like Bevgrad and Greaves earlier albums. There seems to be too much focus on trying to be contemporary and therefore the pop aspects overshadow the obvious attempts to create more subtly complex music. If melodies were the focus of music in the 80s, THE LODGE didn't seem to craft very many exciting ones and while trying to do so extinguished the progressive touches that could have been nurtured. Overall, THE LODGE pumped out on good album but i highly doubt that it will go down as some lost classic.

 Smell Of A Friend by LODGE, THE album cover Studio Album, 1988
3.04 | 9 ratings

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Smell Of A Friend
The Lodge Canterbury Scene

Review by Evolver
Special Collaborator Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

3 stars This was one of those rare interesting CDs I received as a promo during the eighties in my record store. And I'm surprised to find it here. I thought I had the only copy. And judging by the number of reviews, I may be correct.

The music is a mixture of rock, almost pop-ish at times, some jazz fusion, some RIO, and even a bit of folk. Lyrically, it's very Canterbury like, blending wry wit with free form thoughts and almost non-sequitors.

My favorite track is Match Girl, which sounds similar to some of the Allan Holdsworth songs with vocals.

The recording quality of my CD (the original Antilles release, that has a different cover than the one shown here) is not great. The drums are not crisp, and the whole albums sounds alightly washed out.

Thanks to alucard for the artist addition. and to Quinino for the last updates

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