Bourbonese Qualk's credentials as early and important contributors to the industrial scene is born out by their presence on the seminal Elephant Table compilation from 1983. Up until 1987, they were essentially a collaborative effort of two individuals: Simon Crab and Steven Tanza. In 1987, Crab and Tanza went their separate ways. Tanza's project since then has been called The State. Crab maintained the Bourbonese Qualk name.
Bourbonese Qualk became a virtual band with the release of My Government Is My Soul. Crab, who had for years played virtually all instruments/electronics beyond percussion, left guitar work to Miles Miles and focused more and more on a large electronic sound, still recognizably funk-beat driven as was much of their earlier music.
With Miles Miles' death in 2002, the members disbanded.
archive is now at:
Laughing Afternoon LP (Recloose Organization 1983)
Hope LP (Recloose Organization 1984)
The Spike LP (Dossier 1985)
Preparing For Power LP (Recloose Organization 1986)
Bourbonese Qualk LP (New International Recordings 1987)
My Government is My Soul LP/CD (F?nfundvierzig 1990)
Bo'Qu LP (New International Recordings 1990)
Kneejerk Reaction EP (Praxis 1992)
Qual EP (Praxis 1992)
UnPop CD (Total F.I. 1993)
Feeding the Hungry Ghost CD (F?nfundvierzig 1994)
Autonomia CD (Praxis 1994)
On Uncertainty (2000)