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Drug Free

by Anton Barbeau

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This was released simultaneously with In The Village Of The Apple Sun. Village had a certain "spore-print spiritual glue" holding it together and that album was very specific about which songs were meant for it. I was writing so much material and recording every note. Songs that were too paranoid or just didn't belong on Village were shoved into the bag that became Drug Free.

I didn't realise at first that Drug Free was a solid record in its own right, but Simon Felton offered to release it on Pink Hedgehog and that helped me see the record in a brighter light. Stewart Lee gave it a rave review in the Sunday Times and suddenly DF was Pink Hedgehog's top selling album.

"In A Boat On The Sea" came from a wannabe-krautrock-collective recording session in a Sacrament basement studio. All I wanted to was to blow off steam with a bunch of people after completing Village, which was ultimately a very solitary record to make. I didn't care if we recorded only rubbish in the basement, but as soon as "Boat" got underway, I knew we were capturing magic. If nothing else, Drug Free is the proud home to one of my fav Ant anythings...

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released January 26, 2022

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Anton Barbeau Berlin, Germany

Anton Barbeau plays "pre-apocalyptic psychedelic pop." He's a Taurus, born in Sacramento and now living by a canal in Berlin. He's made something like 30 albums and has worked with members of XTC, The Soft Boys, the Bevis Frond, Cake, the Loud Family, Elf Power and
the Corner Laughers. Julian Cope got him stoned in Croydon once. His new album, Manbird, ain't bad at all.
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