Formed in Stirling,
Scotland in early 1984 as a free form eggsperimental one piece
playing McAcid House before anyone knew what it was called, fusing
many eggclectic influences, including Can, Captain Beefheart,
Fad Gadget, and Electro, into a uniquegg style - in retrospect
a style way ahead of it's time
In 1985 saw two further
members join, along with girls with whips, gallons of baby oil
and a five foot paper-mache penis among other visual and performance
props, and a foray into a more commercial musical direction with
the first release in 1986 of the single "Circumstances"
on Survival Records - basically a Hi-Energy variation along the
theme of Donna Summers "I Feel Love".
RAVE TO THE
From 1985-9 as dance
music was turned on it's head by the emerging rave scene, EGEBAMYASI
also underwent a musical epiphany after hearing the Sleezy D
(Adonis / Marshall Jefferson / Derrick Harris ) track "I've Lost Control".
Juggling new styles, ideas and band members, and finally finding
eggquilibrium as founder MR EGG went back to his roots utilising
his beloved 303's losing the eggstreme props and continuing as
Until 1999 EGEBAMYASI continued to thrive from their notoriety
and a wealth of innovative record releases to pursue a punishing
tour schedule across the clubs and festivals of UK and Europe,
large and small - from the Inverness Railway Club to main tour
support for EAT STATIC on their European Tour, along
with most of the infamous MEGADOGS. EGEBAMYASI and the eggbullient,
not to mention eggcentric Mr Egg received substantial press coverage
and acclaim throughout this period and was described on more
than one occasion as "Moby On Steroids"
EGEBAMYASI have performed
all over the U.K and Europegg with, and in many instances been
supported by, the very top artists including Carl Cox, Marshall Jefferson, Cajmere, System
7, Mark Archer Altern 8. Eat Static, Gayle San, Gemini, Darren Emerson, Justin Robertson,
Colin Faver, Robert Armani, 808 State, Joey Beltram, David Holmes,
Andy Weatherall, Cabaret Voltaire, The Shamen, A Guy Called Gerald,
Billy Nasty, Bam Bam ("Where's Your Child"), Fini-Tribe,
The Stranglers, Speedy J, Autecher, Ritchie Hawtin, Dave Angel,
Miss Yetti, Laurent Garnier, Robert Leiner, Derek May, Jeff Mills,
Doc Martin, Billy Nasty, Twitch & Brainstorm, Pure, MC Kinky,
Billy Bunter, Timo Maas, Trevor Riley, Alex Paterson, Vince Clarke,
Arkanoid (Belgium), Ron Trent, Lenny Dee, Woody Mcbride (aka
DJ ESP), Rob Acid, Mr Gasmask, Luke Vibert, Gemini, Grooverider, Doc Martin, Citric Acid as
well as recording on Soma, Finiflex, Binary Bassline, It and
Outland among many many others.
Favourite live appearances
can be viewed HERE
FOR THE RECORD
Major break came during
a tour of Holland as EGEBAMYASI were spotted in the legendary
"Milky Way" by Belgian label "Groove Kissing"
resulting in the massively acclaimed " EBY EP" "Acid Indigestion Pts 1 &
2" - caned by just about every major DJ name at the time,
and subsequently re-mixed and sampled by many, and still getting
plays on Radio One today, 13 year later!
this success with a series of well received single releases such
as "Pizzacid", "Acidnation", "Remont",
"Store In A Cool Place" on a variety of labels, and
two must-have albums from the era "How To Boil An Egg"
and "Mother Goose" both of which received massive review
and eggditorial column
space in all the major UK magazines and many international journals
and are generally considered in retrospect to be two of the finest
examples of the acid genre .
Releases have proved popular inclusions on dance compilations
appearing on no less than 12, including the must sought after
MixMag series Vol 19, and Suck Me Plasma. OVOJOY!
The complete DISCEGGRAPHY for all you acidtrainspotters can be viewed HERE