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Suburbia

by Billy Jenkins

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'Suburbia - how I love you, how I love you,
Suburbia - there's no stars above you.
Suburbia - dormitory from life,
Suburbia - margarine for the knife,
Suburbia, Suburbia - a place to come from......'

BJ directs saxophonist Mark Lockheart, Dave Ramm, Martin France, Roy Dodds, Steve Watts, The Fun Horns Of Berlin, a string quartet, screaming kids, a theremin, lawn mowers, a washing machine and the kitchen sink.......

'Lounge muzak, avant garde minimalism, cheery music hall, 60's cellar-groove, unclean blues and Faustian-pact heavy metal are amongst the delightful elements compressed into Billy's kinetic kick-ass tumbleweed.' Martin Longley / Birmingham Post

'A conceptual masterpiece... a concept album about Bromley as a home of the blues, with all its attendant irritations and virtues alike. The music is vintage Jenkins, bits and pieces from all over the place, fused by great playing and sheer determination. American readers will be baffled by him; but he is, along with the Princess Royal and Walthamstow dog stadium, one of our national treasures.'
Penguin Guide To Jazz On CD (5th Ed)

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released July 23, 2021

Billy Jenkins (guitar + voice)
Mark Lockheart (saxphones)
Dave Ramm (keyboards)
Steve Watts (doublebass)
Martin France (drums)
Roy Dodds (drums)
With The Fun Horns of Berlin, a string quartet, screaming kids, a theremin, lawn mowers, a washing machine, car alarms, the kitchen sink and many other people and things

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Billy Jenkins London, UK

As a teenager BJ recorded for legendary Clive Davis with artrock band Burlesque (72-77); with 'alternative musical comedy' duo Trimmer & Jenkins (79-82) before founding (81) the Voice of God Collective. He has recorded 40+ albums incl Motorway At Night, Entertainment USA and recordings about SE London Sounds Like Bromley, Greenwich, Still Sounds Like Bromley and Suburbia. ... more

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