Chris Cutler

Also known as C. Cutler, C.C., CC, CCutler, China Butler, Chris, Chris Butler, Cutler

Short biography of Chris Cutler: Chris Cutler has led a varied and surprising career as a drummer, record label executive, hard line socialist, and ethnomusicologist, among other labels, spanning over three decades of work and close to 100 records. Born in Washington, D.C., on January 4, 1947, but raised in England, Cutler began drumming in beat and psychedelic groups around 1966. His first group, Louise, played the clubs in London's psychedelic scene until disbanding three years later. With then-keyboardist of the band Egg, Dave Stewart, Cutler formed the 26-piece Ottawa Music Company, which played seven gigs in all, highlighting the music of composers that they knew or had met. Henry Cow was formed in 1971 after Cutler placed an ad in the paper, and for seven long years they recorded and toured, by themselves or in collaboration with members of Slapp Happy. Cutler also played with progressive band Gong and the London Philharmonic and the Berlin Radio Orchestra. Politics were always important to Cutler and to Henry Cow who were looking for radical social change. Such drive is seen in his lyrics for Henry Cow and for subsequent Cow and Slapp Happy related bands, such as [a=Art Bears], News From Babel, and other collaborations with [a=Lindsay Cooper] and [a=Peter Blegvad]. Cutler's lyrics often tell metaphorical political tales using imagery from medieval English texts. Henry Cow broke up in 1978, just after the setting up of Rock in Opposition, a collective of similar thinking musicians. Since then he has formed several groups for one or two albums apiece, including [a=Cassiber], the (EC) Nudes, and P53, and collaborated with a long list of progressive and experimental musicians, such as the [a=Residents, The], [a=Pere Ubu], Hail, [a=Biota], [a=Telectu], and many, many more. Cutler also founded and runs [l=ReR Megacorp], which releases a majority of the work he either initiates or performs on. In 1984, he published "File Under Popular" a series of essays about experimental musicians and the theories of creating music against the mainstream.

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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Chris Cutler - Jouer. Spielen. To Play Jouer. Spielen. To Play 9
mp3, CD
1994 Materiali Sonori
2 Chris Cutler - Just Woke Up Just Woke Up 15
mp3, CD
1996 ReR Megacorp
3 Chris Cutler - Hangman's Hill Hangman's Hill 13
mp3, CD
1998 ReR Megacorp
4 Chris Cutler - Domestic Stories Domestic Stories 13
mp3, CD
1992
5 Chris Cutler - Blame The Messenger Blame The Messenger 9
mp3, CD
1987 Rough Trade
6 Chris Cutler - Telectu Cutler Berrocal Telectu Cutler Berrocal 3
mp3, CD
1995
7 Chris Cutler - Steel Water Light Steel Water Light 8
mp3, CD
2001 ReR Megacorp
8 Chris Cutler - Just Woke Up Just Woke Up 15
mp3, CD
1996 East Side Digital
9 Chris Cutler - Three Suite Piece Three Suite Piece 25
mp3, CD
1996 ReR Megacorp
10 Chris Cutler - Twice Around The Earth  - An Experiment In Listening Twice Around The Earth - An Experiment In Listening 82
mp3, CD
2004 ReR Megacorp
11 Chris Cutler - Shark! Shark! 3
mp3, CD
1996 ReR Megacorp
12 Chris Cutler - L'Arpa E L'Asino L'Arpa E L'Asino 20
mp3, CD
1997 ReR Megacorp
13 Chris Cutler - Solo Solo 5
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2002 ReR Megacorp
14 Chris Cutler - Golden State Golden State 4
mp3, CD
2010 ReR Megacorp
15 Chris Cutler - Brickolage Brickolage 3
mp3, CD
2003-06-00 Tu M'p3
16 Chris Cutler - There And Back Again There And Back Again 2
mp3, CD
2006 ReR Megacorp
17 Chris Cutler - Domestic Stories Domestic Stories 13
mp3, CD
1992
18 Chris Cutler - Réel Meeting Réel Meeting 15
mp3, CD
2008-09-00

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