Fade To Cacophany Live!

by Jean-Paul Bourelly and the Bluewave Bandits

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This record was recorded at various live concerts around the world featuring his BluWave Bandits. The Japnese recordings have Reggie Washington on bass. There are exceptions of two studio recordings. On of them "Brothas on Mars" features some of the earlist live band hip hop this side of Sugar Hill. Featuring the ever hyper Kundalini Mark Batson who Bourelly grabbed right out of DC's Howard University and lends some fiercely creative hip hop atmosphere.

Bourelly was already experimenting with hip hop aesthetics. "Toxic You Love" is a funk groove turned surreal, loaded with other worldly sound and builds to an extactic end with Bourellys irrepressible guitar blazing pass the fade out. No joke just check it!

Had Jimi Hendrix lived long enough to hear Grandmaster Flash, Public Enemy or Ice-T, he might have sounded something like unconventional guitarist singer/rapper Jean-Paul Bourelly.

Recording information: Club Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark (1988-1993); Club Quatro, Osaka, Japan (1988-1993); Greene Street Studios, New York, NY (1988-1993); Knitting Factory, New York, NY (1988-1993)

Recorded at Club Quatro, Osaka, Japan, November 1992 [1,3,7], Knitting Factory, NYC, 1991 [2,4,6(i)], Club Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 11 July 1992 [5], Rote Fabric Cultural Centre, Zurich, Switzerland, 6 June 1992 [6(ii)], and Eastside Sound, NYC, 1988 [8] & 1991 [9].


released November 27, 1995

Personnel: Jean-Paul Bourelly (vocals, guitar); Mark Batson (vocals, organ, keyboards); Alfredo Alias (drums, background vocals).



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Jean-Paul Bourelly Berlin, Germany

Jean-Paul Bourelly, guitarist and innovative musician was born in Chicago. The founder and label owner of
JPGotMangos has always strived toward new musical territory in his group’s collaborations, recordings and underground experimentations. "I always felt that the guitar was not just a rock & roll instrument but a channel in which I could breath out all my life experiences."
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