Hal McGee

Hal McGee

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Hal McGee is an American experimental artist and producer, active since 1981. He is widely considered as one of the most important and seminal members of an early homemade cassettes musical movement in USA.

Together with Debbie Jaffe, McGee operated legendary Cause And Effect cassette label and distribution, releasing such artists as Merzbow, Nurse With Wound, Controlled Bleeding, Robert Rich, If, Bwana, Algebra Suicide and others.

In the mid 1980s McGee recorded numerous works as a member of Viscera, solo as Dog As Master, and in collaboration with If, Bwana and JABON.

In the late 1980s and early 90s McGee was operating Electronic Cottage label, simultaneously with an Electronic Cottage Magazine.

In the mid to late 1990s Hal McGee released dozens of cassettes of homemade experimental music, solo and in collaboration with Jeph Jerman, Brian Noring (EHI), Big City Orchestra, Emil Hagstrom (Cock E.S.P.), Charles Rice Goff III and others. Also he produced a series of "Tape Heads" cassette compilations on his own HalTapes label.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s Hal McGee started releasing homemade CDr albums. During this time he collaborated heavily with Brian Noring of the FDR Tapes, in person and via mail collaboration, and with his long-time partner Chris Phinney.

In 2003-04 Hal McGee produced the five-volume Quotidian Assemblages compilation project. In 2005 he recorded and released a 2-hour video film called The Secret Life Of Hal McGee.

In 2006, with the encouragement of Andrew Chadwick and Christopher Miller (2), McGee began performing live for the first time since 1987, joining the ranks of Florida's burgeoning noise/experimental music scene.

Hundreds of McGee’s solo and collaborative releases and compilations, both archival and recent (including many works created in 2012), are available for free from his official bancamp page.
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Hal McGee Discography

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HR 94 Prescott* / McGee* Prescott* / McGee* - A Fish Devoid Of Memory(Cass, C90) Harsh Reality Music HR 94 US 1988 Sell This Version
HR 176 Phinney* / McGee* Phinney* / McGee* - Heads(Cass, C60) Harsh Reality Music HR 176 US 1990 Sell This Version
none Hal* B12(Cass, Album) HalTapes none US 1995 Sell This Version
HT 069 Phinney* / McGee* Phinney* / McGee* - Pig(Cass, Album) HalTapes HT 069 US 1996 Sell This Version
none Hal* F5(Cass, Album) HalTapes none US 1996 Sell This Version
#84 Hal McGee, Brian Noring, Emil Hagstrom, Eric Hofferber Hal McGee, Brian Noring, Emil Hagstrom, Eric Hofferber - The Room(Cass, Album) FDR Tapes #84 US 1996 Sell This Version
HT 080 Hal* Va10(Cass, Album, C60) HalTapes HT 080 US 1996 Sell This Version
none Hal McGee, Thomas Sutter Hal McGee, Thomas Sutter - Caesura(Cass, Album) Not On Label none US 1996 Sell This Version
HT 054 Phinney* / McGee* Phinney* / McGee* - Fester(Cass, Album) HalTapes HT 054 US 1996 Sell This Version
Bog Coty Orchostro* & Hal McGee Bog Coty Orchostro* & Hal McGee - When We Wake Up... (Album) HalTapes US 1997 Sell This Version
HT 083 L. G. Mair* and Hal McGee L. G. Mair* and Hal McGee - 6J(Cass, Album) HalTapes HT 083 US 1997 Sell This Version
HT 082 Brian Noring And Hal McGee Brian Noring And Hal McGee - Sonic Holiday(Cass, Album, C60) HalTapes HT 082 US 1997 Sell This Version
# 63, none EHI / Hal McGee / Separation EHI / Hal McGee / Separation - Homemade Alien Music(CD) FDR Tapes, HalTapes, Corprolith # 63, none US 1997 Sell This Version
Hal McGee H8 (Album) HalTapes US 1998 Sell This Version
#90 Noring* / McGee* Noring* / McGee* - Pursuits(Cass, Album) FDR Tapes #90 US 1998 Sell This Version
none Hal McGee & Phil Klampe* Hal McGee & Phil Klampe* - Alien Progeny (Homemade Alien Music Vol. 3)(CDr, Album) HalTapes, 6 On The Dot none US 1998 Sell This Version
none Hal McGee 1909E(Cass, Album, C60) HalTapes none US 1998 Sell This Version
HT 097 Phinney* / McGee* Phinney* / McGee* - Ancient Astronauts (Homemade Alien Music Vol. 2)(CD, Album) HalTapes HT 097 US 1998 Sell This Version
#91 Brian Noring, Hal McGee Brian Noring, Hal McGee - Anvil And Stirrup(Cass, Album) FDR Tapes #91 US 1998 Sell This Version
#108 Brian Noring, Hal McGee Brian Noring, Hal McGee - Invisible In The Midwest(Cass, Album) FDR Tapes #108 US 1999 Sell This Version
none Hal McGee Maps Of Nowhere(CDr, Album) HalTapes none US 2000 Sell This Version
#128 Various, Brian Noring, Hal McGee, Twisted Testicle, A Sonic Deterrent, Lee Stokoe, Speech.Fake, Etat Des Stocks, Simon Brown (2) Various, Brian Noring, Hal McGee, Twisted Testicle, A Sonic Deterrent, Lee Stokoe, Speech.Fake, Etat Des Stocks, Simon Brown (2) - Time Capsule Vol. 3 An Ongoing Series Of Collage Recordings(Cass, Album) FDR Tapes #128 US 2000 Sell This Version
none Hal McGee 1995-1997(CDr, Ltd) HalTapes none US 2000 Sell This Version
none Hal McGee Wired For Sound(CDr, Album) 6 On The Dot none US 2000 Sell This Version
none Noring* / McGee* Noring* / McGee* - New Music For Shortwave Receiver And Tape Recorder(CDr, Album) HalTapes none US 2000 Sell This Version