The Bill Laswell Discography


1982

TRIBE 2 - What I Like
1) What I Like (English Rap) (Material,Zekri) 7:41; 2) What I Like (French Dub In) (Material,Zekri) 6:35.
BeeSide: vocals; Nicky Marroero: bongos; Jimmy Mac & Roger Trilling: male vocals; Bernard Fowler: vocal arrangement, back up; Michael Beinhorn: synthesizer; Nicky Skopelitis: guitar; Bill Laswell: bass; Grandmixer D.ST.: DMX.
Recorded at OAO Studios, Brooklyn, New York.
Produced by Material.
1982 - Celluloid, CEL 157 (12")
1982 - Celluloid (NL), CELL 5 (12") ****

PHASE II - The Roxy
1) The Roxy (P.II,DST,BL,MB,Bisi) 6:58; 2) The Roxy Paris / N.Y. Mix (P.II,DST,BL,MB,Bisi) 7:08.
Phase II: words; D.ST.: turntables, DMX; Bill Laswell: bass, DMX; Martin Bisi: sound; Michael Beinhorn: synthesizer.
Recorded at OAO Studios, Brooklyn, New York.
Produced by Material.
1982 - Celluloid (USA), CEL159 (12") ****
1982 - Disc AZ (France)
1983 - Celluloid / Charly (UK), CYZ 102 (12")

MASSACRE - Killing Time
1) Legs (M) 2:03; 2) Aging with Dignity (M) 3:01; 3) Subway Heart (M) 2:45; 4) Killing Time (M) 2:51; 5) Corridor (M); 6) Lost Causes (M) 8:33; 7) Not the Person We Knew (M) 2:16; 8) Bones (M) 1:39; 9) Tourism (M) 4:12; 10) Surfing (M) 1:13; 11) As Is (M) 8:05; 12) After (M) 5:01; 13) Gate (M) 2:38.
Note: The CD contains the following bonus tracks: 1) You said (M) 1:46; 7) Know (M) 2:16; 14) Conversations with White Arc (M) 1:14; 15) Carrying (M) 1:44; 16) Bait (M) 2:00; 17) 3 o'clock, June 21st, Get Down There And Do It (M) 1:34.
Fred Frith: guitar, voice, Casiotone, radio; Bill Laswell: 4- & 6- string basses, pocket trumpet; Fred Maher: drums, percussion.
Recorded live in Paris and San Francisco and at OAO Studio, Brooklyn, New York, '81.
1982 - Celluloid (France), CEL 6597 (LP)
1983 - Celluloid (USA), CEL / CELD 5003 (LP/CD)
1992 - Jimco Jp., JICK-89059 (CD)
1993 - Recommended (Switzerland), RecDec 906 (CD) ****
1998 - Charly, CDGR 249 (CD)
2005 - Fred Records, FRO10/ReR (CD)

MATERIAL - Ciquiri (Discomix) / Detached
1) Ciquiri (BL,FM,MB,RQ) 6:22; 2) Detached (BL,FM,MB,RQ) 5:02.
Michael Beinhorn: synthesizers, pianos, clarinet, percussion, tapes; Bill Laswell: 4- & 6- string basses; Fred Maher: guitar, drums, rhythm box, percussion; Cliff Cultreri: guitar; Robert Quine: guitar.
Recorded 1981 (see 1981, 12").
Produced by Material and Martin Bisi.
1982 - Red Rec., RS 12012 (12)

JOHN ZORN - Archery / The Parachute Years
The Original LP: 1) untitled (JZ) 20:48; 2) untitled (JZ) 20:21; 3) untitled (JZ) 24:00; 4) untitled (JZ) 23:42.
The Rereleased CD - set: Disc one: Archery Rehearsal 1) Part 1 (JZ) 32:10; 2) Part 2 (JZ) 16:14; 3) Part 3 (JZ) 28:32. (Previously unreleased). Disc two: Archery 1) A1 - D2 (JZ) 20:35; 2) D3 - G1 (JZ) 20:07; Disc three: 3) G2 - L4 (JZ) 23:53; 4) L5 - O14 (JZ) 23:29.
Robert Dick: flute, bass flute, picollo, game calls; George Lewis: tenor trombone; John Zorn: alto, soprano, clarinets, game calls; Anthony G. Coleman: organ, electric piano; Wayne B. Horvitz: Farfisa organ, harmonica, tape, electronics; Mark Kramer: cheap organ, tapes, synthesizer, radio; Eugene Chadbourne: guitars; Bill Horvitz: guitar; Bill Laswell: 4- & 6- string Fender basses; Polly Bradfield: violin; Tom Cora: cello; David Moss: drums, voice, percussion; Mark Smith: prompter.
Recorded by Martin Bisi and Michael Lytle at the OAO Studio Brooklyn, New York, Sept. 9,10,12 and 13, 1981.
Produced by John Zorn.
1982 - Parachute, P017/18 (2LP)
1997 - Tzadik (USA), TZ 7316-4 (3/7CD, Limitation: 1.000 copies) *

BRIAN ENO - On Land, Ambient #4
1) Lizard Point (BE,MB,AG,BL) 4:34.
Brian Eno: sounds; Michael Beinhorn: synthesizer; Axel Gros: guitar; Bill Laswell: bass.
Recorded at OAO Studio, New York.
Produced by Brian Eno.
1982 - Editions EG, EEGCD 20 (CD) ***

DAEVID ALLEN - Divided Alien Playbax 80
1) When (DA) 8:01; 2) Well (DA) 1:27; 3) Bell (DA) 1:02; 4) Boon (DA) 1:08; 5) Dab (DA) 1:43; 6) Gay (DA) 2:15; 7) Rude (DA) 1:47; 8) Disguise (DA) 1:06; 9) Pearls (DA) 2:35; 10) Bodigas (DA) 0:57; 11) Froghello (DA) 2:40; 12) Fasfather (DA) 5:06; 13) Smile (DA) 9:08.
Daevid Allen: guitar, glissando guitar, voices, tape loops and constructions; Mars Williamson (9): bass sax; Cliff Cultreri (9): verbal inspiration; Fred Maher: drums; Bill Laswell: bass; Bill Bacon: drums, percussion; Michael Beinhorn: synthesizer.
Recorded at BMO Studio, Willow, New York.
Produced by Daevid Allen.
1982 - Charly (LP)
1995 - Spalax / Tempel, 14837 (CD) *****

VARIOUS ARTISTS - State Of The Union
This compilation features different sets of musicians, one from 1982, another from 1992 and a third one from 1996 containing all three sets.
On Zoar LP: Section 1: 1982 (18:24); Track 17) Thi-Linh Le - No Regrets (1:16); Section 2: 1982 (18:55).
On MuWorks CD: Section 1: 1992 (17:21); Section 2: 1992 (17:02); Section 3: 1982 (18:24); Track 17) Thi-Linh Le - No Regrets (1:16); Section 4: 1982 (18:55).
On Atavistic CD: 5) Painkiller - Agurveda (only on 1996 release); 71) No Regrets (on the 1982 / '92 / '93 and 1996 release).
On track 1/17 (Zoar) / 3/17 (MuWorks) / 71 (Atavistic): Thi-Linh Le: vocals; Bill Laswell: bass; Nicky Skopelitis: guitar; Michael Beinhorn: synth. Recorded by Martin Bisi at OAO Studio, NY.
On track 5 (Atavistic): John Zorn: saxophone; Bill Laswell: bass; Mick Harris: drums.
Produced and edited by Elliott Sharp.
1982 - Zoar (LP)
1992 - Arrest Records (CD)
1993 - MuWorks, MUW 1016 (CD) ***
1996 - Atavistic, ALP69CD (2CD)

ELLIOTT SHARP - ISM
1) Carbon (E#) 3:26; 2) Irreversibility (E#) 2:36; 3) Surdification (E#, BL, Miller, CN) 0:45; 4) Transient (E#) 5:41; 5) Loisaida (E#) 2:05; 6) Filter (E#) 4:22; 7) Just Like Here (E#) 3:11; 8) Nots (E#).
Art Baron (1,2,4,7): trombone; Olu Dara (1,2,7): cornet; Bill Laswell (3,6,7): 6-string bass; Diana Meckley (1,4): drum & percussion processing; M.E. Miller: drums & percussion; Charles K. Noyes (3,6,7): percussion; Elliott Sharp (E#): guitars, basses, reeds, voice.
Recorded at OAO Studio by Martin Bisi 1981.
Produced by Elliot Sharp.
1982 - Zoar, ZOAR 7 (LP) ****

ELLIOTT SHARP - Nots
1) Happy Chappie Polka (E#) 1:37; 2) TMI (E#) 3:08; 3) Obvious (E#) 4:24; 4) The Free World (E#) 2:33; 5) Escape Clause (E#) 3:33; 6) Carbon (E#) 3:26; 7) Surdificatiion (E#,BL,Miller,CN) 0:45; 8) Loisaida (E#) 2:05; 9) Transient (E#) 5:41; 10) Irreversibility (E#) 2:36; 11) Just Like Here (E#) 3:11; 12) Filter (E#) 4:22; 13) Sample / Hold (E#) 5:33; 14) HM3 (E#) 4:00; 15) SP (E#) 0:44; 16) T (E#) 2:18; 17) LOD (E#,MB,AD,Linton) 2:50; 18) SP (2)12/8 (E#) 5:33; 19) WB? (E#) 1:57; 20) FSFSF (E#) 2:00.
Note: The LP contains only track 1-12.
E#: voice, tenor sax, guitar, bass, alto sax, bass clarinet, fretless guitar, soprano saxophone, razor; Art Baron (2,3,6,9,10,11): trombone; Olu Dara (6,10,11): cornet; Bill Laswell (2,3,7,11,12): 6-string bass; Diana Meckley (6,9): drums, percussion processing; M.E. Miller (1,3,5,6-13): drums, percussion; Charles K. Noyes (7,11,12): drums, percussion; Philip Wilson (2,3,4): drums;
Tracks 13-20: Michael Brown: bass, voice; Al Diaz: percussion; David Linton: drums; Robert Previte: drums; Scott Jarvis: drums; Paul Burwell: drums; Gwain Gillespie: percussion; Neal White: percussion; Wayne Horvitz: synthesizer; Chris Vine: guitar; Felipe Orrego: guitar; Jeanette Riedel: violin; Richard Edson: trumpet; Philip Johnston: soprano saxophone; David Sacks: trombone.
Tracks 1 - 4 recorded at Big Apple, May 21, 1980, track 5 recorded at Sorceror Sound, NY, Dec. 12, 1980. Tracks 6 - 12 recorded at OAO Studio, Brooklyn, New York, July 23 - 24 and October 12 - 13, 1981. Track 13 live K7 recordings at A7 Club, CBGB, November 8, 1981 and May 25, 1982. Tracks 14 - 20 recorded at Plaza Sound, Dec. 9, 1982.
Produced by Elliott Sharp. Tracks 1 - 4 co-produced by Mark Kamins.
1982 - Glass, 020 (LP)
1992 - Atonal, ACD 3011 (CD) ****

MATERIAL - I'm the One
1) I'm the One (Dance Mix) (MB,BL,Fowler) 7:18 (4:42*); 2) Don't Lose Control (Dance Mix) (MB,BL) 6:28 (4:02*).
(* 7"") (see 1982, One Down)
Remixed by John Luongo.Remix Engineer Jay Mark.
Produced by Material.
1982 - Celluloid / Elektra / Asylum Rec., 0-67970 (12")
1982 - Celluloid (GER), 600 738 (12") ****
1982 - Celluloid / Ariola (GER), S 105 054 (7") ****

MATERIAL - One Down
1) Take a Chance (BL,MB) 4:31; 2) I'm the One (BL,MB,BF) 5:25; 3) Time Out (BL,TLL,MB) 4:52; 4) Let Me Have It All (S.Stewart) 5:23; 5) Come Down (BL,MB,BF) 4:43; 6) Holding On (BL,MB,Eno) 4:40; 7) Memories (H.Houston) 3:58; 8) Don't Lose Control (BL,MB) 4:18; 9) Bustin' Out (BL,MB,FM) 8:03 (CD only).
Michael Beinhorn: Prophet-5, Oberheim OBXa, DSX sequencer, Roland TR-808 drum machine, Roland vocoder, tapes, percussion; Bill Laswell: Man Sting Ray bass, Fender Precision bass, effects; Martin Bisi: sound; Nona Hendryx (1,4,9): vocals; B.J. Nelson (1,4): voice; Nicky Marrero (1,3,6): percussion; J.T. Lewis (1,3,6): drums; R. Bernard Fowler (2,5): vocals; Nile Rodgers (2,5): guitar; Daniel Ponce (2,8): bongos; Tony Thompson (2,5,8): drums; Fred Frith (3): guitar; Noris Night (4): voice; B.J. Nelson (4): voice; Ronnie Drayton (4,6,9): guitar; Yogi Horton (4,7): drums; Oliver Lake (5): tenor and alto saxophone; Nicky Skopelitis (6,8): guitar; Whitney Houston (7): vocals; Archie Shepp (7): tenor saxophone; Raymond Jones (7): Yamaha CP-70 B electronic grand piano; Thi-Linh Le (8): voice; Jean Karakos (8): voice; Fred Maher (9): drums.
Recorded at O.A.O Studio, Brooklyn, New York and RPM Sound Studio, New York City by Martin Bisi.
Produced by Material.
1982 - Celluloid / Vogue (Fr.), CEL 541003 (LP)
1982 - Elektra (USA), 60206 (LP)
1982 - Celluloid, CELCD 5504 (CD)
1982 - Celluloid / Ariola (GER), 205136-320 (LP)
1983 - CBS / Sony (Jp.), 25 AP 2754 (LP)
1992 - Metronome / Restless, 7 72654-2 (CD)
1992 - Demon / MauMau, MauCD 624 (CD) ****
1992 - Jimco, Jp., JICK 89047 (CD)
1997 - Movie Play Gold, MPG 74047 (CD)

VARIOUS ARTISTS - A Christmas Record
7) Material with Nona Hendryx - It's a Holiday (see 1981, 12")
Bill Laswell: bass; Michael Beinhorn: synthesizer; Fred Maher: drums; Ronnie Drayton: guitar; Nona Hendryx: vocals.
Produced by Material.
1982 - Ze Records / Island, ILPS 7022 (LP)

JILL KROESEN - Stop Vicious Cycles
A1) Wayne Hayes Blues (JK) 2:54; A2) I am not seeing that you are here (JK) 3:00; A3) Ride your Pony (Naomi Neville) 3:15; A4) Honey, you're so mean (JK) 3:50; A5) I'm sorry I'm such a Weenie (JK) 2:45; A6) I am not seeing that you are here (JK) 2:02; B1) Alexander the Great (JK) 2:37; B2) Fay Shism Blues (JK) 9:20; B3) I'm just a Human Being (JK) 6:23.
Jill Kroesen: vocal, Hammond organ, congas, percussion, piano, clavinet; Rebecca Armstrong (A1): vocals; Peter Gordon (A1,A2,A3,A5,A6,B2): vocal, saxophone, Prophet 5, organ, clavinet; George Lewis (A1,A2,A5): trombone; Bill Laswell (A1,A2,A3,A5): bass, saxophone (B2); Tony Machine (A1,A2,A5,B2): tama drums; Jody Harris (A3): guitar; David Van Tieghem (A1,A5): percussion; Don Christensen (A3): drums; Larry Saltzman (A3): guitar; Fred Maher (B2): guitar; Arthur Russell (B2): cello; Fred Smith (B2): bass; "Blue" Gene Tyranny (B2): piano.
Recorded December 1979 - February 1982.
Produced by Peter Gordan and Jill Kroesen.
1982 - Lovely Music, VR 1501 (LP) ***

LOVE OF LIFE ORCHESTRA - Casino
A1) Siberia (PG) 2:55; A2) Casino (PG) 5:33; A3) Jocks on Ice o (PG,DvT) 1:12; B1) Roses on Bond Street (PG) 4:50; B2) Condo (PG,DvT) 4:31; B3) Jocks on Ice oo (PG,DvT) 1:26.
Peter Gordon: saxophones, synthesizers, organs, pianos, voice; David Van Tieghem: drums, acoustic & electronic percussion, marimba, synthesizers, shortwave radio, voice; Randy Gun: guitar, voice; Rebecca Armstrong: voice, whistling; "Blue" Gene Tyranny: piano; Bill Laswell: bass; Al Scotti: bass; Larry Saltzman: guitar; Ned Sublette: guitar; Fred Maher: guitar, congas; Whisper Chorus - Jill Kroesen, Rebbeca Armstrong, Tim Schellenbaum, Ned Sublette, Randy Gun, David Van Tieghem.
Recorded and mixed at Aquarious Studios, Geneva, Switzerland and Right Track Studios, New York City.
Engineered in Switzerland by Jean Ristori, engineered in New York by David Stone and Josh Harris.
Additional engineering by Peter Gordon and David Van Tieghem.
Produced by Peter Gordon and David Van Tieghem.
Production consultation by Ned Sublette and Jill Kroesen.
An Erik Frank - Peter Gordon - David Van Tieghem production.
1982 - Antarctica / Expanded Music (Italy), EX-8 (12") ****

ANTARCTICA - New Music from Antarctica, Vol. 1
A1) Love Of Life Orchestra - Siberia (PG) 3:23 (> 1982, Love Of Life Orchestra - Casino); A2) Jill Kroesen - I'm sorry I'm such a Weenie (JK) 2:45 (> 1982, Jill Kroesen - Stop Vicious Cycles); A3) "Blue" Gene Tyranny - The World greatest pianoplayer (BGT) 10:44; A4) Ned Sublette - I ain't afraid of girls (JK) 2:26;
B1) Rhys Chatham - Drastic Classicism for electric instruments (RC) 9:08; B2) David van Tieghem - And now this (DvT) 5:13; B3) Jill Kroesen - You're really got a hold on me (Smokey Robinson) 3:41; B4) Peter Gordon - Waiting for the Dawn (PG) 3:38.
On track 1: Peter Gordon: saxophones, synthesizers, organs, pianos, voice; Randy Gun: guitar, voice; David Van Tieghem: drums, acoustic & electronic percussion, marimba, synthesizers, shortwave radio, voice; Rebecca Armstrong: voice, whistling; "Blue" Gene Tyranny: piano; Bill Laswell: bass; Ned Sublette: guitar; Fred Maher: guitar, congas; Whisper Chorus - Jill Kroesen, Rebbeca Armstrong, Tim Schellenbaum, Ned Sublette, Randy Gun, David Van Tieghem. Produced by Peter Gordon and David Van Tieghem.
On track 2: Jill Kroesen: vocal, Hammond organ, congas, percussion, piano, clavinet; Peter Gordon: vocal, saxophone, Prophet 5, organ, clavinet; George Lewis: trombone; Bill Laswell: bass; Tony Machine: tama drums; David Van Tieghem: percussion. Produced by Peter Gordon and Jill Kroesen.
On track 3: "Blue" Gene Tyranny: piano; Bill Laswell: bass; David Van Tieghem: percussion. Produced by Peter Gordon and David Van Tieghem.
Tracks 1-3 recorded between Jan. '81 and Aug. '82 at Aquarius Studios, Geneva, Switzerland, engineered by Jean Ristori; Right Track Recording, NYC, engineered by David Stone and Josh Harris and Radio City Music Hall, NYC, engineered by Don Hunerberg. Mixed at Right Track.
Compilation produced by Peter Gordon, John Sanborn and Kit Fitzgerald.
1982 - Antarctica (USA), ALR-6201 (LP) ****

THE SMURFS - Smurf for what it's worth (12")
1) Smurf For What It's Worth (SB) 7:10; 2) Smurf For What It's Worth (Instrumental) (SB) 6:05.
Darryl Short: bass, vocals; Robert Kasper: guitar, vocals; Brodie Williams: guitar, vocals; R. Bernard Fowler: percussion, vocals; Steven Brown: lead vocal, DMX, keyboards.
Recorded at OAO Studios, Brooklyn, NY. Engineered by Martin Bisi.
Produced by Steven Brown. Assisted by OAO / Material.
1982 - Celluloid ? (12")
1982 - AZ Disc International (France), AZ/0-157 (12") ****







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