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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.
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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
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Big City Orchestra Discography Tracks

aT 19 Big City Orchestra Bob Hope's Fruit Loop Special(Cass, C60) Audiofile Tapes aT 19 US 1986 Sell This Version
none Big City Orchestra Daydreams Of Night(Cass, C45) Zeal SS none UK 1986 Sell This Version
none Big City Orchestra Gateway Of Fruit Loops(Cass) The Subelecktrick Institute none US 1986 Sell This Version
Big City Orchestra Hand Of Fear Calypso Now Switzerland 1987 Sell This Version
NhR033 Big City Orchestra Myth Makers(Cass) Nihilistic Recordings NhR033 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
none Big City Orchestra Mind Of Evil(Cass, C60) The Subelecktrick Institute none US 1987 Sell This Version
Big City Orchestra Long Term Stimulation SSS Productions US 1988 Sell This Version
Big City Orchestra Everyman Is A Volume Korm Plastics Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
Big City Orchestra In The Near Future Freedom In A Vacuum Canada 1988 Sell This Version
none Big City Orchestra Substance Abuse(Cass) The Subelectrick Institute none US 1988 Sell This Version
none Big City Orchestra A Good Time To Start Something New(Cass, C60) Epitapes none US 1988 Sell This Version
none Crawling With Tarts / Big City Orchestra Crawling With Tarts / Big City Orchestra - Tryst 3(Cass, Ltd) UBUIBI none US 1988 Sell This Version
GGLPS-88142 Big City Orchestra Absence Sharpens, Presents Strenghtens(Cass, C45) GGE Records GGLPS-88142 US 1988 Sell This Version
Big City Orchestra Thê Mån Øf Stêál™ Audiofile Tapes US 1989 Sell This Version
none Big City Orchestra Headache Remedy(Cass, C60) Ecto Tapes none US 1989 Sell This Version
NhR066 Big City Orchestra Bretagne(Cass, C60) Nihilistic Recordings NhR066 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
MHT 21 Big City Orchestra Obivion Realized(Cass, C46) Minus Habens Records MHT 21 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
itu 16 Big City Orchestra Mind Bent And Fancy Free(Cass, C60) Industrial Therapy Unit itu 16 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
none Big City Orchestra We Like Noize(Cass) UBUIBI none US 1990 Sell This Version
none Big City Orchestra Resurrection Men(Cass) Seiten Sprung Aufnahmen none Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
Tear 308 Big City Orchestra Bell, Book And Candle(Cass) Tears Compilations Tear 308 France 1990 Sell This Version
none Big City Orchestraw* Sounders ; A Herd Of(Cass, C60) Industrial Therapy Unit none US 1990 Sell This Version
none Big City Orchester* Prattling Box(Cass) Tragic Figures none Portugal 1990 Sell This Version
none Big City Orchestre* Tallywags(Cass) Eko Product none Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
TT 58 Big City Orchestra Schall & Rauch(Cass, C60) Tonspur Tapes TT 58 Germany 1993 Sell This Version

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Alastis

Alastis

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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