Les Georges Leningrad

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Les Georges Leningrad
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Background information
Origin Montreal, Québec, Canada
Genres Experimental rock
Years active 1999 (1999)–2007 (2007)
Labels Les Records Coco Cognac
Alien8
Troubleman Unlimited
Tomlab
Website lesgeorgesleningrad.org
Past members Poney P
Mingo L'Indien
Bobo Boutin
Toundra LaLouve

Les Georges Leningrad were a Canadian experimental rock and punk music group [1] based in Montreal.

Les Georges Leningrad were known for their extravagant stage costumes, including masks in particular.[2][3] They frequently gave contradictory, incomprehensible or ludicrous answers to interviewers' questions.[4][5] They have been elected twice "freakiest local act" by the readers of the weekly newspaper Montreal Mirror.

History[edit]

Les Georges Leningrad formed in 1999 in Montreal. The members took turns at bass, keyboard, guitar, drums and vocals, sometimes using a drum machine.[6] The band originally consisted of four members; they were reduced to a trio with the departure of bassist Toundra LaLouve after their first album was released.[3] The band produced several albums, 2002'a [7]including Sur les Traces de Black Eskimo in 2004.[8]

In 2007 the band created the score for Asparagus: A Horticultural Ballet, which was performed at Conway Hall in London, England.[9]

After announcing in early 2007 on their MySpace page that they had broken up, Les Georges Leningrad now say that they may play more shows sometime in the future.

Members[edit]

  • Poney P (vocals)
  • Mingo L'Indien (keyboards, guitar)
  • Bobo Boutin (drums)

Discography[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rough Guide to Montreal. Rough Guides. 1 June 2007. pp. 180–. ISBN 978-0-7566-4688-2. 
  2. ^ Tank. Volume 4, Issue 2. Tank Publications. 
  3. ^ a b "The Eccentric Les Georges Leningrad". Exclaim!, By Kevin Hainey Jan 01, 2006
  4. ^ http://tiny.abstractdynamics.org/archives/003477.html
  5. ^ Maximum Rocknroll. Issue 256. Maximum Rock 'n' Roll. 2004. 
  6. ^ "Les Georges Leningrad Deux Hotdogs Moutarde Chou". Exclaim!, By Roman Sokal. Jan 01, 2006
  7. ^ "The Painfully Hip". Dusted, review by Heidi Chapson, Aug. 19, 2003
  8. ^ "LES GEORGES LENINGRAD - Sur Les Traces De Black Eskimo". Pop News, 24/09/2005.
  9. ^ Grant Pooke (12 November 2012). Contemporary British Art: An Introduction. Routledge. pp. 195–. ISBN 978-1-135-65483-2. 
  10. ^ Signal to Noise. Issues 36-39. Signal to Noise New Music Foundation. 2005. p. 52. 

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