One of the most idiosyncratic and original groups of the past two decades, BCO is not your standard Orchestra. Situated in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the band has released an enormous catalog of recorded material over the past two decades. Formed in the late 1970's the ensemble continues to maintain a free-flowing roster of artists from around the world that collaborate on specific projects. Categorizing the Orchestra into any given genre can be a task, as releases continue to surprise even the most devout listener. There is never any way to precisely classify the next BCO release. An album of authentic sea-shanties? A wall of noise? A shimmering downpour of lullabies whispered to the wind? A humorous or thought-provoking album of Sound Collages? Vocal excursions set to make Rod McKuen blush? We press play, leaning forward with slight apprehension. We await the first wave of blissful deception. We are perpetually rewarded.
In Groups:
B.C.O., Baah Sleepy Orcheestra, BCO, Beck Bird Ostrichrea, Bedgceityookastraw, Beeceeoh, Beef Citizens Overhanded, Beeg Ceedee Orcheestra, Beeg Ceety Orcheestra, Beig Citie Orkestraw, Beig Sittie Orkssstraug, Beig Sitty Orckestrau, Bel Cittern Ordre, Bffg Chity Orkestry, Bfg Cfty Oggettwstre, Bgg Ctty Retchrah, Bgi Ciyt Orchestar, Bheg Cetty Orcastrah, Bhig Ceity Okrasteew, Bickzittie Orkestra, Bid Cidy Orchredesraw, Bieevg Sietty Archestraw, biegcityarochestra, Biegg Cittie Arkestraugh, Bif Cify Ofcxhestfa, Bifcityorchestree, Bifurcated Cithara Orcin, Big Chutly Orchebrech, Big City Orch., Big City Orchesstra, Big City Orchester, Big City Orchestrairre, Big City Orchestraw, Big City Orchestre, Big City Orchistra, Big City Orckestra, Big City Orckistre, Big City Orkestraw, Big City Orkestre, Big Siti Ookestra, Big Xity Marketstraw, Bigcitiorchestre, bigcittyorkestra, Bigcityorche, Bigcityorchestra, Bigcityorchestre, Bigcityorchestrea, Bigcityorchestreeee, Bigcityorchesttre, bigcityorkestreeeeeee, Bige City Orchistrawe, Bigesietyorchestraw, Bigg Ciity Oorcheestraa, Bigg Citie Orckastra, Bigg City Oorgastraw, Bigg City Orchestraa, Bigg Cityy Orchestraa, Bigg Cityy Orchhestrr, Biggcietyorcheestr, Biggcieyorckestru, Biggcityorche, Bigge City Orchestra, Bigggcittttorchhhhestttreeeeeeb, Biig Ciity Orchestrrrrrrrrrra, Bilge City Oarcrusher, Bilge Seaweed Orcastrua, Bird Chirpy Owlinstraw, Bkg Cktk Krchkstrk, Bog Coty Orchostro, Borg Sooty Morchestron, Brr Itchy Ork, Buig City Orchestre, BX6 Sitie Orkistraw(e), Bxg Cxty Orchxstre, Bxg Cxty Orchxstrx, bXg cXty XrchXstrX, bXgcXtyXrchXstrX, Bxzvig City Orchestrko, Bzg Czty Zrchzstrz, Bzzzz Crunch Orelsestra, Pig Shity Orgestraw, VERY Big City Orchestra, Xix Xixx Oxxxexxxa


Big City Orchestra Discography Tracks

K.23 Various UB Kitty Mount Various - Sex & Bestiality(4xCass, C90 + Comp, Ltd, Num) Bain Total K.23 France 1984 Sell This Version
K 23 4 Various UB Kitty Mount Various - Sex & Bestiality - Cassette 4(Cass, Comp, C90) Bain Total K 23 4 France 1984 Sell This Version
AT # 015 Various Child Abuse Various - Audio Arm #2 Cassette Magazine(Cass, Ltd, Comp) A.R.P.H. Tapes AT # 015 US 1985 Sell This Version
AT # 013 Various Curly Piece and 1 more… Various - Audio A.R.M. #1 The Compilation Cassette(Cass, Comp, C56) A.R.P.H. Tapes AT # 013 US 1985 Sell This Version
SOP 18 Various From and 1 more… Various - The Long March(Cass, Comp, C60) Sound Of Pig SOP 18 US 1985 Sell This Version
Various MCX Various - Insane Music For Insane People Vol. 9 (Comp) Insane Music Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
N.003 Various Opening Piece Various - Necronomicon 3(Cass, Comp, C90) Necronomicon N.003 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
none Various Long Hall No Clox Various - The Tim Ski Project(Cass, Comp) Not On Label none US 1986 Sell This Version
INS 33 Various Fiend, Master, Freak (Excerpt) Various - Home-Made Music For Home-Made People Vol. 6: "Crazy But Chic" (Harsh Blend)(Cass, Comp, C60) Insane Music INS 33 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
SOP 65 Various Break Your Neck (as Bigcityorchestra) Various - Northern California Is A Noisey Place Indeed(Cass, Comp, C60) Sound Of Pig SOP 65 US 1987 Sell This Version
7 Various Headache (Excerpt) Various - PhonoStatic #7: Audio Anxiety(Cass, Comp) Phonostatic Cassettes 7 US 1987 Sell This Version
none Various Fred Lematre (as B.C.O.) Various - Nice Noise Volume 1(Cass, Comp, C60) Nihilistic Recordings none Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
none Various Invasion Of Time Various - Total Recess 1(Cass, Comp, C60) Mystery Hearsay none US 1987 Sell This Version
SOP 152 Various Making A Living As A Musician Various - A Very Large Array(Cass, Comp, C60) Sound Of Pig SOP 152 US 1987 Sell This Version
none Various I Don't Wanna Be The Horsie and 1 more… Various - Rogues' Gallery(Cass, Comp, C90) Bog-Art none Germany 1987 Sell This Version
GGLPS-87901 Various Ubhuman Four Various - There Is No God And He Is Your Creator(Cass, Comp, C62) GGE Records GGLPS-87901 US 1987 Sell This Version
S.J ORG 006 Various Orange Is The Color Of My True Love Eyes Various - Organisation Orange 2(2xCass, Comp, Ltd) S.J. Organisation S.J ORG 006 France 1987 Sell This Version
none Various Tribal Headless Various - Orgasmus Compilation II(Cass, Comp) Schutt Und Asche none Germany 1987 Sell This Version
NhR025 Various Headstrong On Big Wheels Various - Idealistic Idiot Volume 4(Cass, Comp, C90) Nihilistic Recordings NhR025 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
EA030 Various Ice Warriors Various - Music From The White House Vol.3 : U.S.A.(Cass, Comp, C60) Exart EA030 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
BAN-119 Various I Turned It Off and 1 more… Various - In Another Context(Cass, Comp, C60) Calypso Now BAN-119 Switzerland 1987 Sell This Version
INS 51 Various Big Tall Man Various - Insane Music For Insane People Vol. 25(Cass, Comp) Insane Music INS 51 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
TT 12/13 Various Into The Business Various - Neue Muster Volume 3+4(2xCass, Comp, Ltd, C90) Tonspur Tapes TT 12/13 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
MT-058 Various Empty Is This World Of Overs Various - Gears=Sexthree(Cass, Comp, Ltd, C60) Empty Records MT-058 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
HR 69 Various Grindy Windey Various - Woundz Never Heal! Volume 1 & 2(2xCass, Comp, C90) Harsh Reality Music HR 69 US 1988 Sell This Version


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April 5, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
BCO (primarily Robo and Das with revolving cast of musicians) were around for more than 20 years now and i could easily put them into the list of greats like Zoviet-France. Unfortunately, this is the case where quite often quantity defies quality - its extremely uneven, with many tracks sounding as if though they were created in order to test the listener patience. Kudos to them, however, for promoting mp3-only albums - at least 5 or 6 of those appeared on various netlabels in the past 2 or 3 years. Overall, worth investigating if you're not against weirdness for weirdness sake and occasional self-indulgence.

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