Week of April 4, 2004

Dr. Dopo Jam

Kristian Pommer – clavinet, guitar, piano
J.Knudsen - lead guitar
Skak Snitker – trumpet
A.Gaardman - sax
J.Nørdal – trombone
B.Clausen - drums, vibes
E.Weisgard - drums, congas, percussion
V.Hansen – bass
Lars Bisgaard - lead vocals
Lars Rasmussen - guitar, violin
Michael Holmen – bass
Povl Olle Olsen - percussion, congas
Jacob Zaether - drums

Entrée 1973 Zebra 2949 007
Fat Dogs & Danishmen 1974 Zebra 2949 012
Cruisin' At Midnite 1981 Dopo-Di-Doo 01

A large and loose combo playing jazz-rock merged with humorous pastiches on most musical styles imaginable. A quick look at the titles (from ‘Fat Dogs & Danishmen’) will give a good indication of the content: ‘Ode To Daddy Meatloaf’, 'Surfin' In Sahara’, 'The Rubber Waltz’ and 'Concerto For Solo Violin, Strings & Expanded Beat Orchestra’. Their goofy rock cabaret has similarities to The Mothers Of Invention but is really idiosyncratic. Quite entertaining but not to everybody's taste. Vocalist Lars Bisgaard had previously played with Rainbow Band.

The re-union album wasn't as challenging as earlier work, but still far from ordinary rock or jazz.

Taken from Scented Gardens of the Mind - A guide to the Golden Era of Progressive Rock (1968-1980) in more than 20 European Countries, by Dag Erik Asbjørnsen, Borderline Productions, ISBN 1-899855-12-2

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