Tuesday, July 07, 2009

That's Their Style...The Lost Patrol Story....Show # 256

Lost Patrol were a band from Windsor, Ontario in Canada. The band was born out of another band that was known as Fireball XL5. They were put together by bass player Paul Langan. The rest of the band consisted of Bob Mitchie (drums), Dave Whitehead (guitar) and Karen Marrero on vocals. The bands musical influences ranged from bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Seeds, The Byrds, The Modern Lovers to bands like Big Brother and The Holding Co. The bands sound would be a mix of Garage Rock, Punk and New Wave.

Playing around places in Windsor, Ontario, Toronto, Montreal and Detroit, Lost Patrol built up a fan following. They recorded several EP's, and one full length album. Lost Patrol was released in 1988. It contained 14 songs and was released on the Stop It Baby Record label. Through this label, the band also gained an overseas following in places such as France.

A music video that was made for the song "I'm Not The One", received airplay on Much Music in Canada. They also appeared on the TV show Star Search. Lost Patrol lasted for five years and then split up following the recording of a Bobby Fuller song ("New Shade of Blue") for a compilation album. They have also been featured on numerous other compilation albums. In 2008, Windsor Arts & Music Magazine voted Lost Patrol's Second Time Around EP as one of the best Windsor albums ever. Unfortunately Lost Patrol's releases remain out of print, but for those who can find them they will not be disappointed. Lost Patrol is an example of a great band who was only around for a short period of time. More information, song clips and videos of the band can be found via their Myspace page.

This Week's Play List:

1. Simply Saucer - Dance The Mutation
2. Scenics - Do The Wait
3. 63 Monroe - Weekend Punks
4. Young Fresh Fellows - Suck Machine Crater
5. Chosen Few - Jokes On Us
6. Johnny Cash - Orange Blossom Special (Live Folsom Prison)
7. Bob Dylan - Million Dollar Bash
8. Pearl Jam - Santa Cruz
9. Vapids - Cause It Was You
10. The Horrors - Count In Fives
11. The Misfits - Static Age
12. The Vores - Forget That Guy
13. The Now - Into The 80s
14. Killing Joke - Eighties
15. Raptors - Last Train
16. Radio 4 - Quit Hiding
17. Andrew WK - Oh Canaduh
18. Ty Segall - Cents
19. Cage The Elephant - Tiny Little Robots
20. Lost Patrol - That's Your Style
21. Lost Patrol - I'm Not The One
22. Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers - It's Not Enough
23. T.Rex - Solid Gold Easy Action
24. New York Dolls - Private World

To download this week's show visit the CJAM archives and select the files 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM on July, 7th 2009.


John Stefani said...

I've still got their late '80s LP and it's still one of my favorites.

Glad to be reading about them here.

I wonder if the original master tape is still around and if it will be ever released on Compact Disc. My only complaint about the LP is the sound quality. The pressing is horrible. But the band is AWESOME.

Dave said...

I'm not sure about the masters. Hopefully they're not lost and they release something, that would be great. It's probably not likely, but you never know. With the exception of compilations, I don't think they have ever had anything released on Compact Disc.

Thanks for reading.