Chris Cutler

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Chris Cutler has led a varied and surprising career as a drummer, record label executive, hard line socialist, and ethnomusicologist, among other labels, spanning over four decades of work and over 100 records. Born in Washington, D.C., on January 4, 1947, but raised in England, Cutler began drumming in beat and psychedelic groups around 1966. His first group, Louise, played the clubs in London's psychedelic scene until disbanding three years later. With then-keyboardist of the band Egg, Dave Stewart, Cutler formed the 26-piece Ottawa Music Company, which played seven gigs in all, highlighting the music of composers that they knew or had met. Henry Cow was formed in 1971 after Cutler placed an ad in the paper, and for seven long years they recorded and toured, by themselves or in collaboration with members of Slapp Happy. Cutler also played with progressive band Gong and the London Philharmonic and the Berlin Radio Orchestra. Politics were always important to Cutler and to Henry Cow who were looking for radical social change. Such drive is seen in his lyrics for Henry Cow and for subsequent Cow and Slapp Happy related bands, such as Art Bears, News From Babel, and other collaborations with Lindsay Cooper and Peter Blegvad. Cutler's lyrics often tell metaphorical political tales using imagery from medieval English texts. Henry Cow broke up in 1978, just after the setting up of Rock in Opposition, a collective of similar thinking musicians. Since then he has formed several groups for one or two albums apiece, including Cassiber, the (EC) Nudes, and P53, and collaborated with a long list of progressive and experimental musicians, such as the Residents, Pere Ubu, Hail, Biota, Telectu, and many, many more. Cutler also founded and runs ReR Megacorp, which releases a majority of the work he either initiates or performs on. In 1984, he published "File Under Popular" a series of essays about experimental musicians and the theories of creating music against the mainstream.
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ROUGH 120 Blame The Messenger — Chris Cutler David Thomas And The Wooden Birds : Chris CutlerJim Jones (3)Tony MaimoneAllen Ravenstine David Thomas And The Wooden Birds : Chris CutlerJim Jones (3)Tony MaimoneAllen Ravenstine - Blame The Messenger(LP, Album) Rough Trade ROUGH 120 UK 1987 Sell This Version
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ReR LSMCD, RēR LSMCD Domestic Stories — Chris Cutler Chris Cutler / Lutz Glandien with Dagmar Krause, Fred Frith, Alfred Harth Chris Cutler / Lutz Glandien with Dagmar Krause, Fred Frith, Alfred Harth - Domestic Stories (Album) ReR Megacorp, ReR Megacorp ReR LSMCD, RēR LSMCD UK 1992 Sell This Version
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MASO CD 90063 Jouer. Spielen. To Play — Chris Cutler La 1919 / Chris Cutler / Charles Hayward / Roberto Zorzi La 1919 / Chris Cutler / Charles Hayward / Roberto Zorzi - Jouer. Spielen. To Play(CD, Album) Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90063 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
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LSI 1001, ReR PB2 Just Woke Up — Chris Cutler Peter Blegvad With John Greaves And Chris Cutler Peter Blegvad With John Greaves And Chris Cutler - Just Woke Up (Album) ReR Megacorp LSI 1001, ReR PB2 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
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ReR p53 p53 — Chris Cutler p53 : Chris Cutler, Lutz Glandien, Marie Goyette, Zygmunt Krauze, Otomo Yoshihide p53 : Chris Cutler, Lutz Glandien, Marie Goyette, Zygmunt Krauze, Otomo Yoshihide - p53(CD, Album) ReR Megacorp ReR p53 USA & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
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F.S 100. 001, FS 100.001 Telectu Cutler Berrocal — Chris Cutler Telectu - Cutler* - Berrocal* Telectu - Cutler* - Berrocal* - Telectu Cutler Berrocal(CD, Album) Fábrica De Sons, Fábrica De Sons F.S 100. 001, FS 100.001 Portugal 1995 Sell This Version
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PONK 15 Preacher In Naked Chase Guilty — Chris Cutler Cutler*, Dimuzio*, Vrtacek* Cutler*, Dimuzio*, Vrtacek* - Preacher In Naked Chase Guilty(CD, Album) Ponk Records PONK 15 US 1995 Sell This Version
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ReR LDC1 Three Suite Piece — Chris Cutler Rene Lussier*, Jean Derome, Chris Cutler With Tom Cora Rene Lussier*, Jean Derome, Chris Cutler With Tom Cora - Three Suite Piece (Album) ReR Megacorp ReR LDC1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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ReR CZ1 Shark! — Chris Cutler Chris Cutler | Zeena Parkins Chris Cutler | Zeena Parkins - Shark!(CD, Album) ReR Megacorp ReR CZ1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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N.O.R.M.A.1 L'Arpa E L'Asino — Chris Cutler N.O.R.M.A. + Chris Cutler N.O.R.M.A. + Chris Cutler - L'Arpa E L'Asino(CD, Album) ReR Megacorp N.O.R.M.A.1 UK & US 1997 Sell This Version
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ReR JR4 ://shopping.live@victo. — Chris Cutler Jon Rose, Lauren Newton, Joëlle Léandre, Otomo Yoshihide, Chris Cutler, Lee Pui Ming Jon Rose, Lauren Newton, Joëlle Léandre, Otomo Yoshihide, Chris Cutler, Lee Pui Ming - ://[email protected](CD, Album) ReR Megacorp ReR JR4 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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ReR PB3 Hangman's Hill — Chris Cutler Peter Blegvad With John Greaves & Chris Cutler Peter Blegvad With John Greaves & Chris Cutler - Hangman's Hill (Album) ReR Megacorp ReR PB3 UK & US 1998 Sell This Version
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ReR DACH1, ED.MN.1011 Musique Action '98 — Chris Cutler Dumitrescu*, Avram*, Cutler*, Hodgkinson* With The Hyperion Ensemble* Dumitrescu*, Avram*, Cutler*, Hodgkinson* With The Hyperion Ensemble* - Musique Action '98(CD, Album) ReR Megacorp, Edition Modern ReR DACH1, ED.MN.1011 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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RéR CCTD1 Quake — Chris Cutler Chris Cutler And Thomas Dimuzio Chris Cutler And Thomas Dimuzio - Quake(CD, Album) ReR Megacorp RéR CCTD1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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ReR RMGC Steel Water Light — Chris Cutler Roberto Musci / Chris Cutler / Jon Rose / Claudio Gabbiani Roberto Musci / Chris Cutler / Jon Rose / Claudio Gabbiani - Steel Water Light(CD, Album) ReR Megacorp ReR RMGC UK 2001 Sell This Version
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ReR CC1 Solo — Chris Cutler Chris Cutler Solo(CD, Album) ReR Megacorp ReR CC1 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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RéR CCTD2 Dust — Chris Cutler Chris Cutler And Thomas Dimuzio Chris Cutler And Thomas Dimuzio - Dust(CD, Album) ReR Megacorp RéR CCTD2 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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ReR CC2 Twice Around The Earth  - An Experiment In Listening — Chris Cutler Chris Cutler Twice Around The Earth - An Experiment In Listening(CD, Album) ReR Megacorp ReR CC2 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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ReR CC3 There And Back Again (On Memory) — Chris Cutler Chris Cutler There And Back Again (On Memory)(CD, Album) ReR Megacorp ReR CC3 UK 2006 Sell This Version
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SIG 11059/60 Réel Meeting — Chris Cutler Xavier Garcia, Jean-Paul Autin, Eric Brochard, Chris Cutler, Alexandre Meyer, Lucia Recio Xavier Garcia, Jean-Paul Autin, Eric Brochard, Chris Cutler, Alexandre Meyer, Lucia Recio - Réel Meeting(2xCD) Radio France SIG 11059/60 France 2008 Sell This Version
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196.966550 Golden State — Chris Cutler Chris Cutler, Fred Frith, Thomas Dimuzio Chris Cutler, Fred Frith, Thomas Dimuzio - Golden State (Album) ReR Megacorp 196.966550 UK 2010 Sell This Version
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ReR SMCC1 The Year Of The Dragon — Chris Cutler Steve MacLean, Chris Cutler Steve MacLean, Chris Cutler - The Year Of The Dragon (Album) ReR Megacorp ReR SMCC1 UK 2012 Sell This Version
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ReR MV30, DNN 002C Vampyr And Other Stories — Chris Cutler Roberto Musci | Giovanni Venosta | Chris Cutler Roberto Musci | Giovanni Venosta | Chris Cutler - Vampyr And Other Stories(CD, Album, Ltd) ReR Megacorp, Alma De Nieto, ReR Italia ReR MV30, DNN 002C UK 2015 Sell This Version
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CDJAPAN15CDR, CC 100 Missing Chapters Vol. I — Chris Cutler Chris Cutler Missing Chapters Vol. I(CDr, Ltd, Num) Not On Label (Chris Cutler Self-released), Not On Label (Chris Cutler Self-released) CDJAPAN15CDR, CC 100 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
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BR 32-2015 Kleine Welten — Chris Cutler Luciano Margorani, Luca Pissavini, Chris Cutler Luciano Margorani, Luca Pissavini, Chris Cutler - Kleine Welten(CDr, Album) Bunch Records BR 32-2015 Italy 2015 Sell This Version