Emil Beaulieau

Real Name:
Ron Lessard
Profile:
Emil Beaulieau is the nom de plume of Ron Lessard.

His label's cassettes, purchased via his Xeroxed record lists throughout the 80's, turned many people on to underground sounds. As myth has it, Lessard brought Masami Akita (aka Merzbow) to play at his Lowell record store in the early 80's. As people wandered in, records were playing everywhere, some systems had what appeared to be bubble gum for needles, others seemed to have rusty nails. For whatever reason, that story has stuck with him for a long time.

He currently keeps in print the United Dairies label (Nurse With Wound catalog, etc.) and puts out collectable records, from Merzbow, compilations, F/i / Boy Dirt Car boxes, and the infamous lock groove collections. He also runs a music store in Lowell, MA. His solo performance vehicle is confrontational performance art, inspired by the likes of Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley.
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RRR 5th Emil Beaulieau - 5th Anniversary Boxset Thing album art Emil Beaulieau / Due Process / Merzbow Emil Beaulieau / Due Process / Merzbow - 5th Anniversary Boxset Thing(5xLP + Box, Ltd) RRRecords RRR 5th US 1989 Sell This Version
SA 070 Emil Beaulieau - Live In Chicago album art Merzbow & Emil Beaulieau Merzbow & Emil Beaulieau - Live In Chicago RRRecords SA 070 US 1991 Sell This Version
none Emil Beaulieau - Memories album art Emil Beaulieau Memories (Album) Pure (4) none US 1994 Sell This Version
PURE20 Emil Beaulieau - Red & Buried album art Chop Shop (3) Plays Emil Beaulieau Chop Shop (3) Plays Emil Beaulieau - Red & Buried(CD) Pure (4) PURE20 US 1995 Sell This Version
none Emil Beaulieau - Dedicated To Charlie Ward album art Emil Beaulieau Dedicated To Charlie Ward (Album) Pure (4) none US 1995 Sell This Version
none Emil Beaulieau - Dedicated To Richard Rupenus album art Emil Beaulieau Dedicated To Richard Rupenus (Album) Pure (4) none US 1995 Sell This Version
none Emil Beaulieau - Kill The All-Noise Japanese Artists album art Emil Beaulieau Kill The All-Noise Japanese Artists(CD) Pure (4) none US 1995 Sell This Version
AMP-015 Emil Beaulieau - Decollaboration album art Emil Beaulieau + Pain Jerk Emil Beaulieau + Pain Jerk - Decollaboration(Cass, Ltd, Num, C42) AMP (3) AMP-015 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
none Emil Beaulieau - Dedicated To Masami Akita album art Emil Beaulieau Dedicated To Masami Akita (Album) Pure (4) none US 1997 Sell This Version
none Emil Beaulieau - Emil Beaulieau Has A Relapse album art Emil Beaulieau Emil Beaulieau Has A Relapse Not On Label none US 1997 Sell This Version
none Emil Beaulieau - Stormy Weather / Poisoned Moment album art Emil Beaulieau / Richard Ramirez Emil Beaulieau / Richard Ramirez - Stormy Weather / Poisoned Moment(CDr) RRRecords none US 2002 Sell This Version
SAR LP 01 Emil Beaulieau - Abusing The Little Ones album art Emil Beaulieau Abusing The Little Ones Self Abuse Records SAR LP 01 US 2003 Sell This Version
none Emil Beaulieau - Split album art Emil Beaulieau / Armenia Emil Beaulieau / Armenia - Split(CDr) Bizarre Audio Arts none Ecuador 2003 Sell This Version
none Emil Beaulieau - Moonlight In Vermont album art Emil Beaulieau Moonlight In Vermont (Album) RRRecords none US 2005 Sell This Version
CR115 Emil Beaulieau - Live In WNY album art Emil Beaulieau Live In WNY(CDr) Carbon Records CR115 US 2005 Sell This Version
none Emil Beaulieau - 2005 Tour LP album art Emil Beaulieau / Jessica Rylan / John Wiese Emil Beaulieau / Jessica Rylan / John Wiese - 2005 Tour LP(LP, Ltd, Ant) RRRecords none US 2005 Sell This Version
PCDR33.3 Emil Beaulieau - Bigfoot Tour 2005 Free CDR album art Emil Beaulieau / IDX1274 vs. Ctrl-Alt-Del Emil Beaulieau / IDX1274 vs. Ctrl-Alt-Del - Bigfoot Tour 2005 Free CDR(CDr, Ltd) RRRecords, 13 Miles Out PCDR33.3 US 2005 Sell This Version
none Emil Beaulieau - Fortean Times album art Baal Remixes Emil Beaulieau Baal Remixes Emil Beaulieau - Fortean Times(CDr, Album) RRRecords none US 2005 Sell This Version
HARBINGER 025 Emil Beaulieau - America's Greatest Noise album art Emil Beaulieau America's Greatest Noise(2xLP, Ltd) Harbinger Sound HARBINGER 025 UK 2005 Sell This Version
none Emil Beaulieau - J. Mercado Anti-Record album art Emil Beaulieau J. Mercado Anti-Record(12", Album, Ltd, Ant) RRRecords none US 2006 Sell This Version
none Emil Beaulieau - Live @ The Detour - September 5, 2004 album art Emil Beaulieau / The Earwigs Emil Beaulieau / The Earwigs - Live @ The Detour - September 5, 2004(CDr) RRRecords, Xeno-Terrestrial Spacing Guild Mafia none US 2006 Sell This Version
PMN001 Emil Beaulieau - In The Pale Moon Light album art Emil Beaulieau In The Pale Moon Light(Cass, Album, C60) Palemoon Productions PMN001 US 2011 Sell This Version
LH36 Emil Beaulieau - One Man Penis / One Man Buttocks album art Emil Beaulieau One Man Penis / One Man Buttocks(CDr, Album, Ltd, Num, RE) menstrualrecordings LH36 Italy 2012 Sell This Version
none Emil Beaulieau - Anti-L’Autopsie À La Emil  album art Emil Beaulieau, L'Autopsie A Révélé Que La Mort Était Due A L'Autopsie Emil Beaulieau, L'Autopsie A Révélé Que La Mort Était Due A L'Autopsie - Anti-L’Autopsie À La Emil (LP, S/Edition, Ant) RRRecords, Komma Null none US 2013 Sell This Version
none Emil Beaulieau - Driven To Extremes album art Emil Beaulieau Driven To Extremes(LP, Ltd, Num, Ant) Fylkingen Records none Sweden 2013 Sell This Version

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rwortiz

rwortiz

January 6, 2020
In his heyday, this guy took plunderphonics to a whole ‘nother level. His mainstay was his patented Minutoli, a four-armed turntable invented by and named after a friend of his. The tone arms of the player are special snowflakes. One arm is professional, while the other is plastic. With this instrument, Ron tore through many a record in both live and studio recordings. While his output isn’t entirely gold (“Memories” and “Dedicated to Charlie Ward” are perhaps his weakest efforts), he has FAR more hits than misses.

He (along with his label) is nowhere as prominent a figure in the scene as he was back in the 90’s. And from what I’ve heard, he prefers it that way. He said that he’s completely satisfied with what he did with his music and his label, and seems to be more interested in running his store than making more music. And as much as I’d like to hear another “Dedicated to...” album, I’m completely fine that he’s completely fine with his life. Ron still has one hell of a catalog and one heck of a legacy under his moniker. He doesn’t need anything more.

That being said, maybe he should create more Minutolis and sell them. There should be a market for those babies.

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