Andi Sex Gang

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Andy Sex Gang (2006)

Andi Sex Gang (born Andreas McElligott[1]) is the founder, vocalist and main songwriter of the band Sex Gang Children who were a prominent act in the gothic rock movement of the 1980s. His band played at the infamous Batcave club in 1982.[2][3] He has also recorded as an experimental solo artist.

McElligot lived in London squats before entering music, and was involved in leftist activism. He formed the band in early 1982.[4] In the late 1980s, McElligot obtained the rights to the material he had released with the band and controls its licensing. Over the years, he had a number of conflicts with a number of record companies.[5]

In 2011, a documentary, Bastard Art, by Vince Corkadel presented an overview of his career.[5]

Discography[edit]

Sex Gang Children[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles & EPs[edit]

  • Beasts (1982, Illuminated Records)
  • "Into the Abyss" (1982, Illuminated Records)
  • "Sebastiane" (1983, Illuminated Records)
  • "Mauritia Mayer" (1983, Clay Records)
  • "Dieche" (1984, Illuminated Records)
  • "The Quick Gas Gang" split with Christian Death (1992, Cleopatra Records)
  • "Salamun Child" (2009, Song & Legend)
  • "Hollywood Slim M G T Remix" (2014, self-released)
  • "Sebastiane" (2014, Song & Legend)

Live albums[edit]

  • Naked (1982, self-released) No. 15
  • Sex Gang Children (1984, self-released)
  • Ecstasy and Vendetta Over New York (1984, ROIR)
  • Nightland (Performance USA 83) (1986, Arkham)
  • Play with Children (1992, Cleopatra Records)
  • Live in Paris '84 (1996, Nigma Records)
  • Live in Vienna (2011, Pink Noise)
  • Live at the Batcave (2014, Liberation London)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Beasts (1983, Illuminated Records)
  • Re-enter the Abyss (The 1985 Remixes) (1985, Dojo Records)
  • The Hungry Years - The Best of Sex Gang Children (1991, Receiver Records)
  • Dieche (1993, Cleopatra Records)
  • Welcome to My World (1998, Receiver Records)
  • Pop Up - The Rare and Unreleased World of Sex Gang (1999, Dressed to Kill)
  • Shout & Scream: The Definitive Sex Gang Children (1997, Age of Panik)
  • The Legends Collection: The Sex Gang Children Collection (2000, Dressed to Kill)
  • The Dark Archives - Volume One (2000, Hollow Hills)
  • Empyre and Fall (2000, Hollow Hills)
  • Demonstration! (2000, Magicavern)
  • Fall: The Complete Singles 1982-1992 (2001, Burning Airlines)
  • Execution & Elegance: The Anthology 1982-2002 (2004, Castle Music)
  • Demonstration - Expanded Deluxe Edition (2008, Song & Legend)
  • Electric Jezebel - Singles Collection A & B Sides 1982-83 (2016, Liberation London)

Andi Sex Gang[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Blind! (1985, Illuminated Records)
  • Arco Valley (1989, Jungle Records)
  • God on a Rope (1993, Cleopatra Records)
  • Western Songs for Children (1994, Triple X Records)
  • Gabriel and the Golden Horn with Mick Rossi (1997, Hollows Hill Sound Recordings)
  • Veil (1999 , Magicavern)
  • Last of England (1999, Dressed to Kill)
  • Faithfull Covers: A Tribute to Marianne Faithfull (2000, Disoriente)
  • The Madman in the Basket (2006, Pink Noise)
  • Inventing New Destruction (2007, Pink Noise)
  • The Devil's Cabaret (2011, Eastworld Recordings)
  • Achilles in the Eurozone (2015, Code Black)

Singles & EPs[edit]

  • "Les Amants d'Un Jour" (1984, Illuminated Records)
  • Dirty Roseanne as Dirty Roseanne (1985, Illuminated Records)
  • "Ida-Ho" (1985, Illuminated Records)
  • "The Naked & the Dead" (1986, Revolver Records)
  • "Seven Ways to Kill a Man" (1988, Jungle Records)
  • "Assassin Years" (1988, Jungle Records)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Helter Skelter (2001, Dressed to Kill)
  • Perception in the Heart of Darkness: The Best of Andi Sex Gang (2007, Pink Noise)

Audiobooks[edit]

  • Bram Stoker's Dracula (2010, Pink Noise)

Home videos[edit]

  • Live at Heaven's Gate (2008, Pink Noise)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Encyclopedia Gothica by Liisa Ladouceur and Gary Pullin
  2. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 498
  3. ^ "The Original Sin: Interview with Andi Sex Gang". theoriginalsinfanzine.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-10-24. 
  4. ^ Kruth, Xavier (16 November 2014). "Sex Gang Children - interview by Peek-a-boo-magazine". peek-a-boo-magazine.be. Peek A Boo Magazine. Retrieved 2015-10-24. 
  5. ^ a b Prudhomme, Kris (8 February 2014). "Interview with Andi Sex Gang". absolutionnyc.com. Retrieved 2015-10-24. 

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