Mysterious group around Brussels synth-freak Jean-Marc Lederman and the American
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song : The Weathermen
Produced : Weathermen
Year : 1988
Record co. : Play It Again Sam
After his love for Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze in the seventies, Lederman
moved to London in the eighties to drink beers with The The (Matt Johnston) and
Fad Gadget (Frank Tovey). When he came back to Brussels some years later, he founded
the group Kid Montana together with John Cale-fan
Some time later, Lederman announces a new American group à la the Residents
(no bio, no photo's): The Weathermen. A few years later it was discovered that
the group was in fact a duo of Jean-Marc Lederman and the American Bruce Geduldig.
Bruce was part of Tuxedomoon, the influential American band of which some members
(at least him and Blaine L. Reiniger) came to reside in Brussels during the eighties.
On the first single/maxi, the band was still in the concept stage, or as Jean-Marc
Lederman describes it "Electronic Body Music or so they said: concept-group
debuted with Michel Van Gijsel".
Their main artifact is the single/maxi "Poison!" which becomes a
huge hit in the discotheques around the globe.
The music of The Weathermen can be categorized under the heading "Industrial"
(as does Oor's Pop Encyclopedia).
After the Weathermen, Jean-Marc Lederman has continued in music, composing
themes for games, and he currently also has a project with Julianne Regan (once
singer with acoustic goth-band All About Eve). Bruce Geduldig has been acting
and directing afterward, and has been doing a project with Luc van Lieshout (another
former member of Tuxedomoon).
About ten years after the terrific intro "Hi, my name is Suzanna Stammer,
I'm going to make your life miserable", the Belgian-American electronic
duo The Weathermen is assembling the best tracks from their four albums (with
the emphasis on "The Black Album"). A 12", with a 2000 re-recording
of "Poison" - now she threatens to "spam your Mailbox"
instead of "gonna scratch your daddy's Bruce Springsteen Records"
- is planned for May 2000, the compilation - a CD-extra containing lots of pictures
and more, should be out at the end of Summer.
Buy CD's of this band at
- Ten deadly kisses (Play It Again Sam, 1987)
- The black album (Play It Again Sam, 1988)
- Beyond the beyond (PIAS, 199?)
- Global 851 (Play It Again Sam, 1992)
Singles and 12''
- Old friend Sam (Play It Again Sam, 1985)
- Deep down South (Play It Again Sam, 1985)
- Let them come to Berlin (Play It Again Sam, 1986)
- Take it off! (Play It Again Sam, 1986)
- Poison! (Play It Again Sam, 1987)
- Punishment Park (Play It Again Sam, 1988)
- Bang (Play It Again Sam, 1989)
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