Richard Youngs

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Richard Youngs
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Long-running UK experimental musician (born 29 May 1966 Glasgow). Runs No Fans Records, having previously run Jabberwok Records & Cassettes.

Richard Youngs is a British musician with a prolific and diverse output, including many collaborations. Based in Glasgow since the early 1990s, his extensive back catalogue of solo and collaborative work formally begins with Advent, first issued in 1990. He plays many instruments, most commonly choosing the guitar, but he has been known to use a wide variety of other instruments including the shakuhachi, accordion, theremin, dulcimer, a home-made synthesizer (common on early recordings) and even a motorway bridge. He also released an album which was entirely a cappella.

For many years, live performances were very occasional and almost always in Glasgow; he has stated publicly that he finds live performance "incredibly nerve-racking: stomach cramps, tension headaches...". However, in recent years, he has performed more regularly (including a tour of New Zealand in 2010 and a UK tour in support of Damon and Naomi in 2011) and many of his recent shows have been predominantly vocal - he told The Wire (issue 284) "I went to a laptop concert and decided I was going to sing".
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Richard Youngs - Advent album art Richard Youngs Advent (Album) No Fans Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
Neil* / Richard* / Simon* / Stewart* Neil* / Richard* / Simon* / Stewart* - Durian Durian (Album) No Fans Cassettes UK 1992 Sell This Version
FE-035, NFR 03 Richard Youngs - New Angloid Sound album art Richard Youngs New Angloid Sound(LP) Forced Exposure, No Fans Records FE-035, NFR 03 UK 1993 Sell This Version
016 Richard Youngs & Neil Campbell Richard Youngs & Neil Campbell - Mundanity(Cass, MiniAlbum, C30) Cakehole 016 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CHOC-052 Richard Youngs - Motorway album art Richard Youngs Motorway(Cass, S/Sided, C90) Chocolate Monk CHOC-052 UK 1994 Sell This Version
VHF#20, #3 Richard Youngs - Site / Realm album art Matthew Bower / Richard Youngs Matthew Bower / Richard Youngs - Site / Realm(LP) VHF Records, Insample VHF#20, #3 US 1995 Sell This Version
Sc 21 Richard Youngs - Festival album art Richard Youngs Festival(CD, Album) Table Of The Elements Sc 21 US 1996 Sell This Version
FRR023 Richard Youngs - Radios 2 album art Brian Lavelle & Richard Youngs Brian Lavelle & Richard Youngs - Radios 2(CD, Album) Freek Records FRR023 UK 1996 Sell This Version
FRR018 Richard Youngs - Radios album art Brian Lavelle & Richard Youngs Brian Lavelle & Richard Youngs - Radios(CD, Album, Ltd) Freek Records FRR018 UK 1996 Sell This Version
FRR 028 Richard Youngs - Radios 345 album art Brian Lavelle & Richard Youngs Brian Lavelle & Richard Youngs - Radios 345(3xCD, Album) Freek Records FRR 028 UK 1997 Sell This Version
meme007CD Richard Youngs - House Music album art Richard Youngs House Music(CD, Album) Meme meme007CD Japan 1997 Sell This Version
Richard Youngs - Sapphie album art Richard Youngs Sapphie (Album) Oblique US 1998 Sell This Version
HP 271 Richard Youngs - How The Garden Is album art Neil Campbell / Richard Youngs Neil Campbell / Richard Youngs - How The Garden Is(LP, Album, Ltd) HP Cycle Records HP 271 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
Bake Records 029 Richard Youngs - Radios 7 album art Brian Lavelle & Richard Youngs Brian Lavelle & Richard Youngs - Radios 7(CDr, Album) Bake Records Bake Records 029 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
Bake Records 040 Richard Youngs - Radios 8 album art Brian Lavelle & Richard Youngs Brian Lavelle & Richard Youngs - Radios 8(CDr, Album) Bake Records Bake Records 040 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
Bake Records 027 Richard Youngs - Radios 6 album art Brian Lavelle & Richard Youngs Brian Lavelle & Richard Youngs - Radios 6(CDr, Album) Bake Records Bake Records 027 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
Richard Youngs - Making Paper album art Richard Youngs Making Paper (Album) Jagjaguwar US 2001 Sell This Version
vhf#64 Richard Youngs - Makoto Kawabata / Richard Youngs album art Makoto Kawabata / Richard Youngs Makoto Kawabata / Richard Youngs - Makoto Kawabata / Richard Youngs(CD, Album) VHF Records vhf#64 US 2001 Sell This Version
Richard Youngs - May album art Richard Youngs May (Album) Jagjaguwar US 2002 Sell This Version
JAG59 Richard Youngs - Airs Of The Ear album art Richard Youngs Airs Of The Ear(CD, Album) Jagjaguwar JAG59 US 2003 Sell This Version
JAG68 Richard Youngs - River Through Howling Sky album art Richard Youngs River Through Howling Sky(CD, Album) Jagjaguwar JAG68 US 2004 Sell This Version
Richard Youngs - The Naive Shaman album art Richard Youngs The Naive Shaman (Album) Jagjaguwar US 2005 Sell This Version
Richard Youngs - Summer Wanderer album art Richard Youngs Summer Wanderer No Fans Records UK 2005 Sell This Version
NFR07 Richard Youngs - Garden Of Stones album art Richard Youngs Garden Of Stones(CDr, MiniAlbum, Ltd) No Fans Records NFR07 UK 2005 Sell This Version
Richard Youngs - Belsayer Time album art Galbraith* / Neilson* / Youngs* Galbraith* / Neilson* / Youngs* - Belsayer Time (Album) Time-Lag Records US 2006 Sell This Version