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SIR RICHARD BISHOP

In February we lost a great musician and a great band at once: after drummer Charles Gocher died of cancer at 54, his coconspirators of 25 years, the Bishop brothers, laid the Sun City Girls name to rest. Guitarist Sir Richard Bishop has been growing his own garden for a long time, though; not unlike […]

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Sun City Girls

As far as I know, no one has ever pushed the tension between Serious Art and seriously taking the piss quite so far as the Sun City Girls. Part devoted ethnomusicologists and part bohemian pranksters, brothers Alan and Richard Bishop, coconspirator Charles Gocher, and an unstable cast of accomplices have perfected (over 20-odd years and […]

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Sun City Girls

Hardly any American rock band gives less of a fuck about listener expectations than the Sun City Girls. For more than two decades Rick and Alan Bishop and Charlie Gocher have followed their own illogical muse, building a catalog of more than two dozen full-length albums (most of them hard to find) that gives new […]