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The Brighton Port Authority
- Me, Myself, and I
- In September 2007 a Brighton mystery was finally solved. While rumours had long been rife, few were sure if the shadowy musical project known as The Brighton Port Authority really existed. Proof of their recorded output was only confirmed when a cardboard box of dusty reel-to-reel tapes was found during the development of a Brighton dockside warehouse.
The Brighton Port Authority were an outfit who built a huge word-of-mouth reputation on England’s south coast from the early 1970s onwards before petering out in the mid-‘90s. From what can be easily pieced together, they were a loose-limbed jamming unit, originally known as the Brighton Phonographic Association. At its core were local musicians Norman Cook and Simon Thornton who gathered various singers and session men around them, built the rather ramshackle BPA studio, and would occasionally hold multi-day warehouse parties from which their semi-legendary reputation stems.
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Originally conceived as a multi-day warehouse party by Norman Cook and studio engineer Simon Thornton, The Brighton Port Authority (aka The BPA) evolved into a star-studded assemblage of collaborations that included the likes of Iggy Pop, David Byrne, Dizzee Rascal, Martha Wainwright, Jamie T, and many more. The legend of the “lost” BPA tapes has simmered amongst the music community for decades. Now, BPA Chairman Norman Cook and company are finally ready to reveal The BPA sessions to the world. The collection has been dubbed ‘I Think We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat,' and is set for release via Southern Fried Records today.
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The BPA's album "I Think We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat" will be released on the following dates:
US - Tuesday, February 3rd 2009
UK - Monday, March 2nd, 2009
Also, we have an awesome radio podcast linked below in which Norman Cook describes the BPA story to host David Dye. Listen and enjoy!
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The BPA is currently featured in Rolling Stone! You can check out this great article right here
Also, The Tripwire recently posted the "He's Frank" video featuring Iggy Pop. You can visit that right here.
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