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Artist: BOURBONESE QUALK
Title: Bourbonese Qualk 1983-1987
Format: CD
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
"Mannequin Records is proud to present a compilation of one of the most important industrial bands active during the 80s in the UK. Bourbonese Qualk were an experimental music group from England, active from 1979 through 2003. They were always obsessively and uncompromisingly focused on controlling their work: they ran their own record label, recording studio, tour organization, and music venue (the notorious Ambulance Station). They refused to integrate into the commercial music racket and turned down publishing deals from major labels, stubbornly opting for total independence. Theyre also known for their political activism, formed in the crucible of 1980s Britain amid such influences as the UK miners strike, The Falklands War, Thatcherism, monetarism, local government corruption, squatting, anti-capitalism, anti-fascism, and anarchism. Their work was often ambiguous and directly critical of cynical power-politics of any color, often irritating members of the traditional organized left. In 1984 Bourbonese Qualk occupied a large empty building on the Old Kent Road in South London, which they turned into a base for their activities, a cooperative space for artists, musicians, and writers, and a center for radical political activism -- specifically as a coordinating center for the Stop the City anti-capitalist riots of 1984. Throughout its existence the band had a number of different line-ups; this collection focuses on the period of 1983 through 1987, which featured the trio of Simon Crab, Julian Gilbert, and Steven Tanza. During this time the group released five albums: Laughing Afternoon (1983), Hope (1984), The Spike (1985), Preparing for Power (1986), and Bourbonese Qualk (1987), releasing all but The Spike on their own labels Recloose Organisation and New International Recordings. Most of the tracks on this collection were recorded in their studio at the Ambulance Station. The group chose never to record in a proper studio (not that they could ever afford to), working instead with their own extremely basic equipment at a time when home studios were very unusual. If Bourbonese Qualk have a legacy, it is that culture should be reclaimed, redefined, and owned by the people, wherever they are, however small, and not by the state or the market, and that culture is a vital vehicle for debate and radical change. The fight goes on. Mastered by Rude 66. Graphic design curated by Simon Crab and Alessandro Adriani. Double LP includes four tracks not included on the CD: "Dream Decade," "In Flux," "Sweat It Out," and "There Is No Night." Digipak CD edition limited to 500 copies." - Mannequin

Artist: BOURBONESE QUALK
Title: Bourbonese Qualk 1983-1987
Format: Double LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $28.00
Double LP version; includes four tracks not included on the CD: "Dream Decade," "In Flux," "Sweat It Out," and "There Is No Night." "Mannequin Records is proud to present a compilation of one of the most important industrial bands active during the 80s in the UK. Bourbonese Qualk were an experimental music group from England, active from 1979 through 2003. They were always obsessively and uncompromisingly focused on controlling their work: they ran their own record label, recording studio, tour organization, and music venue (the notorious Ambulance Station). They refused to integrate into the commercial music racket and turned down publishing deals from major labels, stubbornly opting for total independence. Theyre also known for their political activism, formed in the crucible of 1980s Britain amid such influences as the UK miners strike, The Falklands War, Thatcherism, monetarism, local government corruption, squatting, anti-capitalism, anti-fascism, and anarchism. Their work was often ambiguous and directly critical of cynical power-politics of any color, often irritating members of the traditional organized left. In 1984 Bourbonese Qualk occupied a large empty building on the Old Kent Road in South London, which they turned into a base for their activities, a cooperative space for artists, musicians, and writers, and a center for radical political activism -- specifically as a coordinating center for the Stop the City anti-capitalist riots of 1984. Throughout its existence the band had a number of different line-ups; this collection focuses on the period of 1983 through 1987, which featured the trio of Simon Crab, Julian Gilbert, and Steven Tanza. During this time the group released five albums: Laughing Afternoon (1983), Hope (1984), The Spike (1985), Preparing for Power (1986), and Bourbonese Qualk (1987), releasing all but The Spike on their own labels Recloose Organisation and New International Recordings. Most of the tracks on this collection were recorded in their studio at the Ambulance Station. The group chose never to record in a proper studio (not that they could ever afford to), working instead with their own extremely basic equipment at a time when home studios were very unusual. If Bourbonese Qualk have a legacy, it is that culture should be reclaimed, redefined, and owned by the people, wherever they are, however small, and not by the state or the market, and that culture is a vital vehicle for debate and radical change. The fight goes on. Mastered by Rude 66. Graphic design curated by Simon Crab and Alessandro Adriani. Double LP includes four tracks not included on the CD: "Dream Decade," "In Flux," "Sweat It Out," and "There Is No Night." Digipak CD edition limited to 500 copies." - Mannequin.

Artist: BOURBONESE QUALK
Title: Lies
Format: 12"
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
"Pressed on 160-gram vinyl; includes postcard; limited to 300 copies. Bourbonese Qualk came into existence in 1979 and put out a stream of confrontational albums through much of the 80s and into the early 90s. After a long pause, they released On Uncertainty in 2001 and disbanded the next year after the death of guitarist Miles Miles. "Lies," a terse, TR 808-driven electro-tinged cut just under two minutes long, originally came out in 1986 on the Preparing for Power LP by way of the groups own label Recloose Organization. This EP features Ancient Methods on edit and remix duties." - Mannequin.

Artist: BOURBONESE QUALK
Title: BOQU: Bourbonese Qualk 1982-1990
Format: LP
Label: New International Recordings
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
"This is an excellent and fascinating overview of the entire 10 year career of these famous-in-Europe-but-obscure-in-America south London experimentalists, including several previously unreleased works. So diverse youd swear these tracks were by different bands, these folks have never been known to get stuck in a rut." Small stash of this early 90s release.
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Artist: BOURBONESE QUALK
Title: Qual
Format: 12
Label: Praxis
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
Original limited edition DJ promo copies of this 1993 12" E.P.

Artist: BOURBONESE QUALK
Title: Archive 1980-1986
Format: 4 LP Box
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $82.00
"Simon Crab of Bourbonese Qualk compiled 80 of his favorite BQ-Tracks for this 4Lp-Set which he has written and composed. The selection ranges from the early, more industrialish and experimental period of the first ultra-limited Tapes from 1980/81 such as "Us", "Cast Loose Red Net" or "Half Erased" to more beat-orientated compilation-contributions of the mid 80s as most of the fans and listeners are familiar with. The Box also provides 20 previously unearthed and unreleased tracks of same period 1980-86. Also part of this Box are almost all compilation-contributions of the early to mid 80s Tape-Releases in which BQ participated as part of the cassette-culture-scene. If there was ever a missing gap in the history of BQ, then this Box will be the ultimate buy to close the gap. Ltd 400 with XL poster." - Vinyl-On-Demand.

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