Hugo Largo

Hugo Largo

In response to the wave of abrasive guitar dissonance then in vogue throughout the downtown New York music scene, ex-music critic Tim Sommer and performance artist Mimi Goese formed the ethereal Hugo Largo in 1984. Later rounded out by Hahn Rowe and Adam Peacock, the quartet turned heads with its unusual instrumental lineup, which bypassed guitars and drums in favor of two basses, a violin, and Goese's unique dive-bomber vocals. In 1988, R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe produced Hugo Largo's debut EP, Drum; fleshed out with additional new material, it was reissued on Brian Eno's fledgling Opal label a year later. After 1989's less experimental Mettle, the group disbanded; Sommer later became an executive at Atlantic Records, and Goese's long-planned solo debut, recorded with assistance from Rowe, was scheduled to appear in 1997.

Hugo Largo Discography


Hugo Largo Drum (Album) Relativity US 1987 Sell This Version
Hugo Largo Mettle (Album) Opal Records Europe 1989 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Brian Eno / Hugo Largo Brian Eno / Hugo Largo - Brian Eno Wants You To Hear Something - A Band Called Hugo Largo And A New Album Called 'Mettle' Warner Bros. Records, Opal Records US 1989 Sell This Version
PRO-A-3661 Zvuki Mu*Hugo Largo Zvuki Mu*Hugo Largo - Zima (Winter) • Arms Akimbo(12", Promo) Warner Bros. Records PRO-A-3661 US 1989 Sell This Version
LAND S01 Hugo Largo Turtle Song(12") Land Records LAND S01 UK 1989 Sell This Version