BILL LASWELL DISCOGRAPHY 1984-1985

1984

BILL LASWELL - Baselines
1) Activate; 2) Work Song; 3) Hindsight; 4) Uprising; 5) Barricade; 6) Upright Man; 7) Moving Target; 8) Lowlands; 9) Conservation
Bill Laswell: Steinberger bass, Fender fretless Precision bass, Music Man Sting Ray bass, Fender 6 string bass, Ibanez 8 string bass; Michael Beinhorn (1,2,4,5,6,8,9): Prophet 5 synthesizer, shortwave, tapes; Ronald Shannon Jackson (1,4,5,8,9): drums; George Lewis (1,2,5,8): trombone; Ralph Carney (1,2,5): bass saxophone, contrabass clarinet; Fred Frith (4,5,8,9): guitar, violin, Steinberger string console; Daniel Ponce (2,3,6,8): congas; Martin Bisi (3,6,7): drums, percussion, synare, metals; David Moss (3,9): voice, non metric percussion, steel drum; Phillip Wilson (2): drums.
1984 - OAO/Celluloid (LP)
1984 - Celluloid Records, CELLCD 5505 (CD)

GIL-SCOTT HERON - Re-Ron 12", Arista
1) Re-Ron (long version); 2) Re-Ron (special mix); 3) Re-Ron (short version)
Gil Scott-Heron: voice; Bernie Worrell: synthesizers, clavinet; Bernard Fowler: background vocals; Antor Fier: DMX; Bill Laswell: DMX, radio; Aiyb Dieng: cowbell; chant: Bernard Fowler, D.ST., Shevin Conway, Nicky Skopelitis
Produced by Bill Laswell for Material/OAO
1984 - Arista (12”)

HERBIE HANCOCK - Sound System, CBS
1) Hardrock; 2) Metal Beat; 3) Karabali; 4) Junku; 5) People Are Changing; 6) Sound-System
Herbie Hancock: Farilight CMI, Rhodes Chroma, Apple IIe, Yamaha DX-7, Emu 4060 digital keyboard, Piano, Memorymoog, clavinet; Bill Laswell: Bass, DMX, Tapes, Shortwave (1, 2, 4, 6); D.ST: Turntables (1, 2, 6); Nicky Skopelitis: Guitar (1,6); Henry Kaiser: Guitar (1,2); Daniel Ponce: Bata (1, 3 ), Bells, Shekere (3); Anton Fier: Simmons Drums, Sound Plates, Cuica, Cymbals, Gongs, TR-808, Wood Block, Percussion, Synare, Tympani (1,2,5,6); Rob Stevens: XMD (1,4), Praxis Processing ( 4); Bernard Fowler: Voice (2) Vocals, Vocal Arrangement (3,5);Foday Musa Suso: Dusunguni (2,4); Balaphone (2); Kora (2,6);Kalimba (4) ;Guityar, Talking Drum (6); Toshinori Kondo: Speaker (2), Trumpet (6); Aiyb Dieng: Talking Drum, Chatan, Bells (2,4,6); Don Don, Cowbell (4); Wayne Shorter: Soprano Saxophone (3); Hamid Drake: Cymbals (3,6); Will Alexander: Fairlight CMI Programming (1,2,3,6)
Produced by Bill Laswell/Material and Herbie Hancock
1984 - Columbia (LP)

MATERIAL - Praxis
1984 - Celluloid (12”)

DAVID MOSS - Full House, Moers Music
1) Full House; 2) Impound This Touch; 3) Tunes; 4) State of the Whirled; 5) Heads Up; 6) The Man with the Rain-Colored Legs; 7) Hand Tech; 8) Possible Fruit; 9) Fashion Like Edges; 10) Liquids of Choice; 11) Drum Men; 12) When I was 18; 13) Drastic Fishers; 14) Trade-Ways; 15) Shout & Twist; 16) 3-Way Switch; 17) All the News; 18) Husk When Time; 19) Amendment 5
David Moss: drums, percussion, voice, Bertoia Sound Sculptures, water, wood, metal, plastic, pods, and small electronics; Fred Frith (2,13): guitar; Tom Guralnick (14): bass, tenor and soprano saxophones; Bill Laswell (3,16): 6-string bass; Arto Lindsay (1,5,8,15): vocals, guitar; Fred Maher (11): drums; Christian Marclay (9,12,19): manipulated records on 4 turntables; Phil Minton (10,17): voice; Jamaaladeen Tacuma (6): Steinberger bass; David van Tieghem (4): percussion; John Zorn (7,18): reeds, game calls, saxophones.
1984 - Moers Music, Moers Musics (LP)
???? - Moers Music, Moers 2088 (CD)

TOKYO MEETING - Tokyo Meeting
1984 - Dessert

BILL LASWELL - Material & Friends
1) Take A Chance; 2) Discourse; 3) Conform To The Rhythm; 4) Cookout; 5) Memories; 6) Busting Out; 7) Work Song; 8) Secret Life
Bill Laswell: 4, 6, and 8 string basses, Steinberger bass, piano strings, t urntables; Michael Beinhorn (1,2): synthesizers; Nona Hendryx (1,6): vocals; B.J. Nelson (1): vocals; Nicky Skopelitis (1): guitar; J.T. Lewis (1): drums; Nicky Marrero (1): percussions; Cliff Cultreri (2): guitar; Bill Bacan (2): drums; Fred Frith (3): guitar; Fred Maher (3,6,8): drums; Anton Fier (4): DMX; Roger Trilling (4): records; Whitney Houston (5): vocals; Archie Shepp (5): tenor; Raymond Jones (5): Yamaha CP-70 B electronic grand piano; Yogi Horton (5): drums; Ronnie Drayton (6): guitar; Daniel Ponce (7): congas; George Lewis (7): trombone; Ralph Carney (7): bass saxophone, contrabass clarinet; Phillip Wilson (7): drums.
1984 - Celluloid (LP)

BILL LASWELL - Worksong/Hindsight
Bill Laswell: Steinberger bass, Fender fretless Precision bass, Music Man Sting Ray bass, Fender 6 string bass, Ibanez 8 string bass; Michael Beinhorn: Prophet 5 synthesizer, shortwave, tapes; George Lewis: trombone; Ralph Carney: bass saxophone, contrabass clarinet; Daniel Ponce: congas; Martin Bisi: drums, percussion, synare, metals; David Moss: voice, non metric percussion, steel drum; Phillip Wilson: drums.
1984 - MEGADISC (12”)

MATERIAL: Bustin’ Out/Over and Over/Bustin’ Out (Version Longue)
Michael Benihorn: Prophet 5, Oberheim OBXa, DSX sequencer, Roland TR-808 drum machine, Roland vocoder, tapes, percussion; Bill Laswell: Man Sting Ray bass, Fender Precision bass, effects; Martin Bisi - sound; Nona Hendryx: vocals; Ronnie Drayton: guitar; Fred Maher: drums
Produced by Material.
1984 (?) - CELLULOID

JALALUUDIN MANSUR NURIDDIN & D.ST. - Mean Machine
1984 - NONA HENDRYX - I Sweat (going through the motions)/I Sweat (instrumental)/Living on the Border
1984 (12”)

1985

AFRIKA BAMBAATA - Kick out the Jams
Michael Hampton, guitar; Michael Thrall; Afrika Bambaata, vocals; Bernard Fowler, vocals; Bill Laswell: bass.
1985 - Tommy Boy (12”)

VARIOUS ARTISTS - Trilogy-
1985 - Celluloid (3xLP)

DEADLINE - Down By Law
1) Makossa Rock; 2) Gammatron; 3) Doo Root; 4) Afro Beat; 5) Boat Peoples; 6) Baliphone Dub
Manu Dibango: tenor saxophone, voice; Bernie Worrell: synthesizer; Aiyb Dieng: congas, cowbell, talking drum; Philip Wilson: cymbals, DMX, percussion, baliphone, bells, bass synthesizer, cymbals, metals, kalimba, processed piano, water tube, floor toms, congas, plastic hammers, cabaso; Bill Laswell: bass, DMX, AMS, shortwave; Steve Turre: conch shells, didjeridu; Olu Dara: cornet, wood trumpet; Jonas Hellborg: bass, fuzz bass; Rob Stevens: processed piano; Paul Butterfield: harmonica, Jaco Pastorius: bass; Robert Musso: processing
Produced by Bill Laswell and Phillip Wilson.
1985 - Celluloid (CD)

HERBIE HANCOCK AND FODAY MUSA SUSO - Village Life
1) Moon/Light; 2) Ndan Ndan Nyaria; 3) Early Warning; 4) Kanatente
Herbie Hancock: Yamaha DX-1 digital synthesizer, Yamaha RX-11 digital drum machine; Foday Musa Suso: talking drum
Produced by Bill Laswell and Herbie Hancock.
1985 - CCBS CK 39870 (CD)

THE GOLDEN PALOMINOS - Omaha
1) Omaha; 2) I.D. (Like A Version)
Anton Fier: drums, percussion; Arto Lindsay: guitar, vocals; Fred Frith: guitar; Nicky Skopelitis: guitar; Bill Laswell: bass; John Zorn: alto, clarinet, game calls; Derek Stovesand: intro/outro.
1985 - Celluloid (7")


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