Bourbonese Qualk

Formed 1979. Disbanded October 2003.


Bourbonese Qualk are an experimental music group which existed from 1980 to 2003.

Bourbonese Qualk's credentials as early and important contributors to the industrial scene are borne out by their presence on the Elephant Table compilation from 1983. Up until 1987, they were essentially a collaborative effort of three individuals: Simon Crab, Steven Tanza and Julian Gilbert. In 1987, Crab, Tanza and Gilbert went their separate ways. Tanza's project since then has been called The State and Gilbert concentrated on writing political satire under the pseudonym Thomas Pride. Crab maintained the Bourbonese Qualk name. Crab, who had for years played virtually all instruments and electronics beyond percussion, left guitar work to Miles Miles and focused more and more on a large electronic sound, still recognizably funk-beat-driven as was much of their earlier music.

With Miles Miles' death in 2002, the members disbanded.

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