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

A Guy Called Gerald Hot Lemonade (Album) Rham! UK 1988 Sell This Version
A Guy Called Gerald Automanikk (Album, Single) CBS, Subscape US 1990 Sell This Version
A Guy Called Gerald 28 Gun Bad Boy (Album) Juice Box UK 1993 Sell This Version
A Guy Called Gerald Black Secret Technology (Album) Juice Box UK 1995 Sell This Version
A Guy Called Gerald The John Peel Sessions (Album, Comp) Strange Fruit 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
A Guy Called Gerald Essence (Album) Studio !K7, Rough Trade Germany 2000 Sell This Version
A Guy Called Gerald To All Things What They Need (Album) Studio !K7 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
A Guy Called Gerald Proto Acid / The Berlin Sessions (Album) Laboratory Instinct Germany 2006 Sell This Version
A Guy Called Gerald Tronic Jazz The Berlin Sessions (Album) Laboratory Instinct 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
RA.EX261 A Guy Called Gerald RA.EX261 A Guy Called Gerald(File, MP3, 320) Resident Advisor RA.EX261 UK 2015

Singles & EPs

A Guy Called Gerald Voodoo Ray (Single, EP, Maxi) Rham! UK 1988 Sell This Version
A Guy Called Gerald Hot Lemonade Rham! UK 1989 Sell This Version
A Guy Called Gerald The Peel Sessions Strange Fruit UK 1989 Sell This Version
A Guy Called Gerald Trip City Avernus UK 1989 Sell This Version
A Guy Called Gerald FX (Single, Maxi) CBS Australia 1989 Sell This Version
A Guy Called Gerald Automanikk (Live Gun Shot Mix) (Maxi, Single) CBS US 1990 Sell This Version
A Guy Called Gerald Emotions Electric (Frankie Foncett Remixes) Columbia UK 1990 Sell This Version
A Guy Called Gerald 28 Gun Bad Boy Columbia UK 1991 Sell This Version
A Guy Called Gerald The Sunshine EP (EP) Columbia UK 1991 Sell This Version
A Guy Called Gerald The Musical Magical Midi Machine / Like A Drug Juice Box UK 1992 Sell This Version
A Guy Called Gerald Digital Bad Boy Juice Box 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
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 11 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 15 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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