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Sun City Girls

To attempt a definition of the Sun City Girls is to dare them to defy it. Over the course of two decades and a plethora of albums,singles, cassettes, compilations and side projects, the Girls' sprawling, hallucinogenic body of work ranges from their signaturealien-jazz improv to Asian-tinged psychedelia, middle eastern meditations, trashy rock covers, smutty satire, rantingpsychodrama and far beyond. Live, the band is infamous for often adding an unhinged dramatic element, incorporating elementsof everything from Kabuki theater and conspiracy theory to shadow puppetry and pan- global in ...read more

To attempt a definition of the Sun City Girls is to dare them to defy it. Over the course of two decades and a plethora of albums,singles, cassettes, compilations and side projects, the Girls' sprawling, hallucinogenic body of work ranges from their signaturealien-jazz improv to Asian-tinged psychedelia, middle eastern meditations, trashy rock covers, smutty satire, rantingpsychodrama and far beyond. Live, the band is infamous for often adding an unhinged dramatic element, incorporating elementsof everything from Kabuki theater and conspiracy theory to shadow puppetry and pan- global instrumental exotica. Evolving from Paris 1942 (a short-lived Arizona band featuring Velvet Underground drummer Maureen Tucker), the current SunCity Girls core of brothers Alan and Rick Bishop and percussionist Charles Gocher congealed in 1982, with a name belying theirsardonic inscrutability (Sun City is a planned retirement community outside of Phoenix). Widely considered archetypes ofAmerica's subterranean musical underground, the trio has gained infamy over the years for instrumental versatility, psychicimprovisational skills, and an affinity for genre blenderization. Resolutely uncompromising, they have a well-earned reputationfor unpredictability and pranksterism as well. In the early 90s, the Sun City Girls gradually relocated to their current home base of Seattle, where the band established theAbduction record label and has continued to work and record prolifically. Still driven by unshackled creativity and an eclecticpolyglot of influences, the Sun City Girls are currently as productive as ever, continuing to take their work to new realms, andgreater heights. — Mike Rowell « hide

Similar Bands: Sir Richard Bishop, This Heat, Hala Strana, The Residents, Zip Code Rapists

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