A Guy Called Gerald

A Guy Called Gerald

Real Name:
Gerald Simpson
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Since the '80s, Manchester, UK native, A Guy Called Gerald, born Gerald Simpson, has proven to be among the most innovative modern music figures. His influence is international, and through his versatility he has spawned genres and generations of music culture. From his early experimentation with techno and acid house to his groundbreaking contributions to drum & bass music, AGCG’s art and craft has perpetually evolved regardless of his individual successes in each of those genres.
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A Guy Called Gerald Discography

Albums

RAC 1, RAC1 A Guy Called Gerald Hot Lemonade (Album) Rham! RAC 1, RAC1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
C 46770 A Guy Called Gerald Automanikk (Album, Single) CBS C 46770 US 1990 Sell This Version
JBOX 12 A Guy Called Gerald 28 Gun Bad Boy (Album) Juice Box JBOX 12 UK 1993 Sell This Version
JBOX 025CD A Guy Called Gerald Black Secret Technology (Album) Juice Box JBOX 025CD UK 1995 Sell This Version
SFRSCD083 A Guy Called Gerald The John Peel Sessions (Album, Comp) Strange Fruit SFRSCD083 UK 1999 Sell This Version
23990 A Guy Called Gerald Cryogenix - A Decade In Dance(CDr, Enh) MP3.com 23990 US 1999 Sell This Version
!K7088 CD, RTD 387.0088.2 [43] A Guy Called Gerald Essence (Album) Studio !K7, Rough Trade !K7088 CD, RTD 387.0088.2 [43] Germany 2000 Sell This Version
!K7173CD A Guy Called Gerald To All Things What They Need (Album) Studio !K7 !K7173CD Germany 2004 Sell This Version
LI011CD A Guy Called Gerald Proto Acid / The Berlin Sessions (Album) Laboratory Instinct LI011CD Germany 2006 Sell This Version
LI017CD A Guy Called Gerald Tronic Jazz The Berlin Sessions (Album) Laboratory Instinct LI017CD Germany 2010 Sell This Version
60 A Guy Called Gerald Silent Sound Spread Spectrum(File, FLAC) Bowers & Wilkins, Real World Records, Society of Sound Music 60 UK, Europe & US 2013

Singles & EPs

RS8804 A Guy Called Gerald Voodoo Ray (Single, EP, Maxi) Rham! RS8804 UK 1988 Sell This Version
MGC 989 A Guy Called Gerald Emotion Electric Strange Fruit MGC 989 UK 1989 Sell This Version
RX8908, RX 8908 A Guy Called Gerald Hot Lemonade Rham! RX8908, RX 8908 UK 1989 Sell This Version
SFPS071 A Guy Called Gerald The Peel Sessions Strange Fruit SFPS071 UK 1989 Sell This Version
655513 6 A Guy Called Gerald FX (Single, Maxi) CBS 655513 6 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
AVERNUS-1 A Guy Called Gerald Trip City(12", W/Lbl, Promo) Avernus AVERNUS-1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
CAS 2125 A Guy Called Gerald Automanikk (Live Gun Shot Mix) (Maxi, Single) CBS CAS 2125 US 1990 Sell This Version
XPR 1535 A Guy Called Gerald Emotions Electric (Frankie Foncett Remixes) Columbia XPR 1535 UK 1990 Sell This Version
XPR 1684 A Guy Called Gerald 28 Gun Bad Boy Columbia XPR 1684 UK 1991 Sell This Version
XPR 1700 A Guy Called Gerald The Sunshine EP (EP) Columbia XPR 1700 UK 1991 Sell This Version
JBOX 005 A Guy Called Gerald The Musical Magical Midi Machine / Like A Drug Juice Box JBOX 005 UK 1992 Sell This Version
JB 001 A Guy Called Gerald Digital Bad Boy Juice Box JB 001 UK 1992 Sell This Version
JBOX 1006 A Guy Called Gerald Forever Changing(12") Juice Box JBOX 1006 UK 1992 Sell This Version
JBOX 003 A Guy Called Gerald Cops(12") Juice Box JBOX 003 UK 1992 Sell This Version

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Robinfox

Robinfox

May 22, 2014
this is my favorite house tune
chickenstrip6

chickenstrip6

March 23, 2013
Amazing. Gerald was not only integral in innovating and defining drum and bass/jungle, but listening to "Geralds bassline" and "ease the pressure" made me realize how profound his influence is on dubstep, a genre not really defined for over a decade later. Geralds influence transcends what anyone knows of or what anyone will know of. He is a true underground icon, one of the best musicians to touch the planet, in my opinion, and I'm someone who appreciates music from every single genre. This man basically set the tone for all future electronic music genres to come.
philbarbee

philbarbee

April 13, 2010
AGCG is definitively a wise guy and probably not from this planet. The artcore vibe here in Berlin we have because of some handfull real visionary peeps like this proper and pleasant Guy.
Ashley_Pomeroy

Ashley_Pomeroy

March 14, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
For the record, the vocal samples in 'Voodoo Ray' are absolutely and without a doubt from the LP 'Derek and Clive Live', specifically the 'Bo Duddley' routine. Peter Cook says 'in her sort-of *voodoo rage*' and Dudley Moore shouts 'later!' (which I had always assumed was a Dalek saying 'danger').
barticle

barticle

September 11, 2003
I've read that the "voodoo ray" sample actually came from a comedy record featuring Peter Cook ...but that factoid comes from the same book (The Rough Guide to House) that reported the drum machine story which is at odds with the somewhat more authoritative source which moos_moos cited above!

Interestingly there's a track called <i>Voodoo Rage</i> on Gerald's superb 1995 jungle album <i>Black Secret Technology</i>. I'd always assumed that this was a playful variation on the title of his earlier hit but perhaps he'd just finally upgraded his sampler's memory so that he could use the complete vocal he'd wanted seven years before. :)
brixtonmc

brixtonmc

September 10, 2003
In the latest DJ Mag, Simpson explained that the vocal sample on Voodoo Ray (taken from an old school sound library record) was supposed to say "voodoo rage", but he ran out of sample time.
moos_moos

moos_moos

September 1, 2003
I have been told from the man himself that the rights to Voodoo Ray were never sold for a drum machine. That is just media bullshit perpetuated by more media bullshit. He has always and will always own the copyright to this track.
barticle

barticle

July 15, 2003
Reportedly Simpson sold the rights to <i>Voodoo Ray</i> for only a couple of hundred pounds (in order to buy a used drum machine) and consequently made no royalties off what turned out to be the biggest tune of the UK acid house era. When the track was remixed and reissued in 1996 he was so concerned that the tune had cursed his earlier career that he asked that it be released under the name of the new vocalist (Lisa May) rather than his own; this release was even entitled <i>The Curse Of Voodoo Ray</i>! Obviously the remixes fail to better the original, although the "Man'Chiavellian" remix is pretty good.
justpot

justpot

January 12, 2003
Gerald Simpson was co writer of 808 State "Pacific State". Having not gained appropriate credit for the tune,released specific hate. In your face 808
ReeferMan

ReeferMan

July 7, 2001
edited over 14 years ago
A seminal pioneer in electronic music who fused dub, drum'n'bass, tribal and trance influences to create a hypnotic sound. 'Voodoo Ray' was a groundbreaking track for the embryonic UK dance scene. It's influence can still be heard today (2001).

'A Guy Called Gerald' is still making music, still pioneering, still enchanting listeners. This man is due major respect.

Listen, learn, enjoy.

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