Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Lost Patrol Reunion ...Show # 293

This Saturday April 3rd, Windsor's Lost Patrol will reunite for the first time since their split in the 90s at Windsor's FM Lounge. Lost Patrol mixed elements of Punk, Garage Rock, Post Punk, Soul, and New Wave for a sound entirely their own. They recorded one full length album and many singles and EP's. Their self titled album which contained fourteen tracks was released through the Stop It Baby label in France in 1988.

The folowing Interview was done between me and Paul Langan, the bassist/founder of Lost Patrol:

1. Prior to this reunion when was the last time that Lost Patrol played together as a band?

About 15 years ago

2. What were the series of events that led up to this reunion on April 3rd?

Our singer Karen Marrero's mother Dianne died and we are were all at the funeral. Dianne was a big supporter of the band. We were all still friends and everyone was in good health so we emailed back and forth and eventually picked a date for the show. We are dedicating the show in memory of Karen's mother.

For myself, my son Dylan (http://dylanlangan.ca/ ) plays guitar and he got to be back playing bass. We jammed in our basement to get me in shape again

3. The band had a connection with France and Stop It Baby Records. How did that come about?

I can't remember exactly. Back around the mid 1980s there was alot of people in Europe and North America putting out these small fanzines that included a free 45 7" EP record or cassette tape of a compilation of bands. We started getting put on them and somehow they heard of us through one of the zines. There was a great zine out of London Ontario at that time called WhatWave. They had a band compilation cassette with each issue.

4. Finally, is there anything else you would like to add or say?

Come out to the show at the FM Lounge on April 3rd, its probably the only time you can see the original Lost Patrol.

More of this interview can be found in the April editon of WAMM Magazine.

More information on Lost Patrol can be found at:

Lost Patrol's Myspace Page
Paul Langan's Myspace Page
Thats Their Style: The Lost Patrol Story

The Play List:

1. Elvis Costello - Welcome to the Working Week
2. The Jam - The Place I Love
3. Leather Uppers - The Finger
4. Untied States - Holding Up Walls
5. Dr.Dog - Stranger
6. Carjack - Got What You Need
7. 63' Monroe - Henry VIII
8. Starshooter - Pin Up Blonde
9. 3D Invisibles - I Married A Monster From Outer Space
10. Deja Voodoo - Expresso Bongo
11. The Cramps - I Can't Hardly Stand It
12. Slow - Have Not Been the Same
13. Lost Patrol - I'm Not the One
14. Yachts - Secret Agent
15. The Atlantics - Lonelyhearts
16. The Scavengers - Twentyone
17. Flamin' Groovies - Headin' For the Texas Border
18. Prehistoric Cavestrokers - Urine Your Out
19. Ugly Ducklings - Hey Mama
20. Flat Duo Jets - Frog Went A Courtin'
21. Black Lips - Stranger
22. Wire - Feeling Called Love
23. Young Rival - Modern Life
24. Young Rival - The Ocean

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for March 30. Or subscribe to Revolution Rock as a Podcast.

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