Sun City Girls

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The Sun City Girls were an American experimental rock band, formed in 1979 in Phoenix, Arizona. From 1981 the group consisted of Alan Bishop (bass guitar, vocals), his brother Richard Bishop (guitar, piano, vocals), and Charles Gocher (drums, vocals). Their name was inspired by Sun City, Arizona, an Arizona retirement community. Charles Gocher died on February 19, 2007 after suffering from cancer for a long time, bringing an end to the group. In a 26 year career, they produced 50 albums, 23 cassettes, 6 feature-length videos, and many other recordings.

They found little mainstream success, but they continue to inspire a devoted following and have recorded numerous critically acclaimed albums, released in small editions by labels like Placebo, Majora, Eclipse Records, Amarillo Records, and their own Abduction Records. Their music was hugely varied, spreading across genres such as spoken word, free improvisation, jazz and rock. Their records typically incorporated lyrics that rely heavily on their interests in mysticism, paranormal topics (especially UFOs), religious cults and other esoterica, often also manifested in their song titles, lyrics and album art. Performances by the group were often wildly unpredictable, sometimes verging on performance art, with elaborate costumes, kabuki-inspired makeup, and the creation of a festive, ritualistic atmosphere with audience participation.

Critic Steve Leggett writes, "Throughout its history SCG has remained a challenging, unpredictable, and eclectic musical unit, operating outside the commercially driven aspirations of the mainstream recording industry, and the group has become somewhat of a beacon to independent musicians and artists everywhere." Writing in the Village Voice, Ted Hendrickson argues, "They've never made any sense, conventionally speaking, and that's what makes them them."

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1984 Sun City Girls 5 1
1986 Grotto of Miracles 4 1
1986 Midnight Cowboys From Ipanema 3 3
1987 Cloaven Theater #2 1
1987 Hatchet Rain 3 1
1987 Horse Cock Phepner 5 2
1987 Tibetan Jazz 666 1
1990 Torch of the Mystics 4 2
1991 Dawn of the Devi 2 1
1992 Live From Planet Boomerang 1
1993 Bright Surroundings Dark Beginnings 3 2
1993 Kaliflower 5 2
1993 Valentines From Matahari 2
1995 Jacks Creek 1
1996 330,003 Crossdressers From Beyond the Rig Veda 5 1
1996 Dante's Disneyland Inferno 5 1
1997 Box of Chameleons 4 1
1998 Dulce 2
2000 Carnival Folklore Resurrection, Volume 3: Superculto 1
2000 Carnival Folklore Resurrection, Volume 1: Cameo Demons and Their Manifestations 1
2000 Carnival Folklore Resurrection, Volume 2: The Dreamy Draw 3 1
2000 Carnival Folklore Resurrection, Volume 4: A Bullet Through the Last Temple 1
2001 Carnival Folklore Resurrection, Volume 6: Sumatran Electric Chair 4 1
2001 Carnival Folklore Resurrection, Volume 7: Libyan Dream 3 1
2001 Carnival Folklore Resurrection, Volume 8: The Handsome Stranger 3 1
2001 Carnival Folklore Resurrection, Volumes: 9 & 10: High Asia / Lo Pacific 1
2002 Wah 1
2003 Bleach Has Feelings, Too! / To Cover Up Your Right to Live 1
2003 God Is My Solar System / Superpower 1
2004 Carnival Folklore Resurrection, Volumes 11 & 12: Carnival Folklore Resurrection Radio 1
2005 Folk Songs of the Rich and Evil / Exotica on $5 a Day 1
2006 Carnival Folklore Resurrection, Volume 14: Static From the Outside Set 1
2006 Flute and Mask 4 1
2006 Live Room 1
2007 Djinn Funnel 1
2010 Funeral Mariachi 4 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2008 You're Never Alone With a Cigarette: Sun City Girls Singles, Volume 1 4 1
2010 Gum Arabic 1
2013 Eye Mohini: Sun City Girls Singles, Volume 3 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1993 Pelican 92 1
1997 Live From the Land of the Rising Sun City Girls 1
2006 Piano Bar 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title RatingReleases
1994 Juggernaut 2
1994 Piasa...Devourer of Men 2

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
1993 Borungku Si Derita 5 1

EP

Year Title RatingReleases
1991 Three Fake Female Orgasms 1
2006 For Drummers Only 1
Eye Mohini 3 1

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