Garolou biography GAROLOU was a pan-Eastern Canadian group with members from Ontario thru to the Maritimes. Its origins could be traced to Franco Ontarian brothers Marc and Michel Lalonde who were living in Prince Edward Island in 1974 and part of a theatre troupe. Perhaps the album's most notable "first" is that of first GAROLOU album to contain an English lyric, on the closing "Seul au Centre Ville", the only waking moment of a piece so light that it rivals the mellowest fare by mid 1970s AMAZING BLONDEL. You'll wish you'd been allowed to sleep right through it.
Garolou is a French Canadian folk-rock group created in 1975. It was originally called Lougarou, but had to change its name after being sued by a dance troup named Les Loups-garous. The group became popular not only in Quebec but across Canada, with its rock sound and its lyrics taken from French and French Canadian traditional songs. In 1993 the band made a return supported by many concerts each year
Arranged By – Garolou. Bass, Percussion, Lead Vocals – Marc Lalonde. Design, Artwork By – Shirley Bossé. Drums, Percussion – Michel Deguire. Engineer – Ed Stasium. Engineer – Sylvain Jacob. Mandolin – Bobby Cussen. Mixed By – Edward Stasium Jr., Garolou. Mixed By – Ramona Janquitto, Sylvain Jacob. Percussion – Edward Stasium Jr. Photography – Guy Schiele. Producer – Ed Stasium. Violin – Bobby Lalonde.
La Complainte Du Maréchal Biron. Le Départ Pour Les États. Je Me Suis Habillé En Plumes. La Retraite De Bonaparte. Wing Tra La La. Germaine. The band released in 1997 a live album called Réunion that captured Garolou’s live experience and, two years later, a brand new album called Mémoire Vive. Garolou has won two Felix Awards (ADISQ Gala) for the albums Garolou (1978) and Romancero (1980) and a Gold certification for the album Garolou (1978).
Garolou (initially called Lougarou) developed around the nucleus of the Lalonde brothers, Marc and Michel. Native Ontarians, the nomads reunited in 1974, as part of a theater troupe in Prince Edward Island. They soon found themselves in contact with first-rate musicians from the East Coast, notably guitarist George Antoniak and keyboardist Steven Naylor.
Source: CD Collection. GAROLOU is the rather curious Quebecois name of a talented quintet from the end of the Seventies. Don't make the mistake of thinking that their playing is as beastly as their name, that could be translated as "Beware of wolf" ! Little escapes the musical talent of this group, which plays Progressive folk-rock with touches of blues, sung in French with a colourful accent
|A2||La Complainte Du Maréchal Biron|
|A3||Le Départ Pour Les États|
|A4||Je Me Suis Habillé En Plumes|
|B2||La Retraite De Bonaparte|
- Manufactured By – London Records Of Canada Ltd.
- Recorded At – Le Studio
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – London Records Of Canada Ltd.
- Realization – Garolou
- Recorded By – Edward Stasium Jr.*
- Recorded By [Assistant] – Sylvain Jacob
NotesTrack "Alouette" which appears on the LP is not on the cassette release.
|LFS-9027||Garolou||Garolou (LP, Album, Gat)||London Records||LFS-9027||Canada||1978|
|LFS.9027, LFS-9027||Garolou||Garolou (LP, Album, Gat)||London Records, London Records||LFS.9027, LFS-9027||Canada||1978|
|KD-511||Garolou||Garolou (LP, Album)||Kébec-Disc||KD-511||Canada||1978|