November 28, 2004

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Artist: Bundock




Pierre Bundock (lead vocals, saxophone)
Martin Plante (keyboards)
Alain Roussel (drums)
Marc Gendron (bass)
Dominique Lanois (guitar, vocals)

The name Bundock comes from a French mythological sailor named Bundock who left his wife and child to sail the seven seas. When the child fell into the sea and drowned one day, the boy returned as an eagle and vowed to return the sailor to his wife so she would not be lonely the rest of eternity. Bundock gathered up all the lost sailor souls and gave them all his name, like a saviour.

Similarly, in true Ramones style Bundock, the band, used this surname for all its members. The roots of Bundock date back to their high school days when they decided to move out of their respective small towns in Quebec for the big time Montreal music scene.

Lanois played in a band called W, while Bundock and Gendron were in a band called Wwindo. After both acts lost a talent contest in 1985, they decided to form Bundock. With the assistance of manager/producer Marc Durand (Rational Youth, The Box), helped Bundock break out of Quebec with their first single/video - the English language "American Singer".

Their EP, 'Mauve', also got some attention outside of Quebec and they toured with labelmates The Box. Other prominent acts like Gowan, Glass Tiger and Chalk Circle in Toronto helped them immensely.

Their first full length album in 1988, 'Societe Anonyme', failed to move them any further along  successful career path and the band disappeared shortly thereafter.


Singles
1987 American Singer [purple vinyl 7"] (Alert)
1987 Le Corbeau/Come On Baby Tonight [12"] (Alert)
1988 Tight For Time (Alert)
1988 Never Trust (Alert)

Albums
1986 Mauve (Alert)
1988 Societe Anonyme (Alert)

Video
1987 American Singer
1987 Le Corbeau
1988 Tight For Time

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