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Last update: FEBRUARY 2000

The Monsoon Bassoon evolved out of the ashes of a band called Die Laughing - no, not the Nottingham Goth band, this Die Laughing were from Plymouth and were an ever mutating thrash metal outfit who gradually got more exciting as they discovered the delights of things like Cardiacs, Ring, No Means No and Henry Cow - appearances on early Radio Organ compilation tapes, and endless underground gigs and fanzine reviews built up the Die Laughing reputation - then there was the rather important moment where guitarist Kavus suddenly worked out that wholetone scale in the middle of a gig at the Boston Arms in London and proudly announced o the crowd that he'd unlocked Tim Smith's secret.... The metalheads and the prog minds within Die Laughing were at loggerheads, Die Laughing finally fell apart a week before an opening slot at the Venue in London with Cardiacs at the Organ Eight Day Itch... Some weeks later The Monsoon Bassoon relocated to London and started playing lots of Organ shows with bands like Skree, Panixsphere, Huge Baby, Poisoned Electrick Head (in fact at one of these shows a drunken conversation between various Organs, Lewi Skree and madman Kavus resulted in the birth of the term Pronk - "We're playing Prog rock in a punk rock way" said Kavus - "That makes you a Pronk Rock band" said Lewi - are we going to live to regret that review we wrote in the very next issue of Organ? It's almost an accepted musical genre these days!) So The Bassoons took their sound to the opened minded London underground and slowly, word of mouth, fanzine power (via the pages of Organ, Earzone, J.B.M.T.H and quite a few more messy hand-made publications...) and their first official release  - "The Redoubtable EP" on ORG helped spread the word.... standing outside venues with tapes on a walkman and bullying people to try it, flyering everywhere - suddenly venues were filling up...

Redoubtable is deleted now, the band have evolved a little bit more (still that 90's pronk/prog sound with those twisted lumps of Jethro Tull), they have their own label - Weird Neighbourhood, a couple of fine singles that even the NME have managed to acknowledge "THE PROG ROCK BAND IT'S OK TO LIKE" read one recent review. Their debut album is out now
 

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