• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

bourgeois

A pop group with west coast touch…

Brent Bourgeois began performing in Dallas clubs at the age of 13. After graduating from high school, he moved with his friend Larry Tagg to Sacramento, CA, forming the pop group Bourgeois Tagg in 1984.

A duo by name, the band also included drummer Rick Walter and guitarist Lyle Workman. They released a self-titled debut album in 1986, which produced the hit single “Mutual Surrender (What a Wonderful World)” The following year, they released their second album, Yoyo, which was produced by Todd Rundgren, and had another hit, “I Don’t Mind at All,” which reached the Top 40.

The band appeared to have a bright future, but Bourgeois became addicted to drugs and alcohol. When fellow musician and drinking buddy Charlie Peacock began going to church, Bourgeois followed and became a Christian. Conflicts that were brewing in the band became exacerbated by Bourgeois’ trend toward Christian lyrics and they split. Larry Tagg eventually released two solo albums, both on Damian, with Skeleton Crew in 1995 and Rover in 1997. Bourgeois worked as a producer and solo artist within the CCM scene, and continues to produce new work.

Discography

Yoyo

Island Records 1987

Tracks: Best Of All Possible Worlds, Cry Like A Baby, Pencil & Paper, Out Of My Mind, 15 Minutes In The Sun, Waiting For The Worm To Turn, I Don´t Mind At All, What´s Wrong With This Picture, Stress & Coma.

Musicians on the Yoyo album: Brent Bourgeois, Larry Tagg, Rick Walter, Lyle Workman and others.

Bourgeois Tagg

Island Records 1986

Tracks: Changed, The Perfect Live, Heart Of Darkness, Body Count, Dying To Be Free, Mutual Surrender (What A Wonderful World), The Move Up, Electric Train & Let The War Begin.

Musicians on the Bourgeois Tagg album: Brent Bourgeois, Larry Tagg, Rick Walter, Lyle Workman and others.

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