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Brent Bourgeois' New Album Contains First New Bourgeois Tagg Song In Over 25 Years!
The new album by Brent Bourgeois contains a song recorded by the members of Bourgeois Tagg -- the first release by the band since they broke up in the late eighties.
Those words kicked off the Beatlesque song "I Don't Mind At All" for the 80s band Bourgeois Tagg. The video aired endlessly on MTV and the song reached the top-40 in the US and was a major hit around the world. While the band appeared to be on their way to something great, things were falling apart on the inside.
Bourgeois Tagg was comprised of Brent Bourgeois, Larry Tagg, Lyle Workman, Scott Moon, and Michael Urbano. Four band members are together again on the song "Psycho" — a track on Brent's upcoming release "Don't Look Back". It is the first recording by Bourgeois, Tagg, Workman, and Urbano since they all appeared on Todd Rundgren's 1989 album "Nearly Human".
"Psycho" is a wonderfully catchy tune featuring subtle guitar licks by Workman that sound as if the song could have belonged to a never before released follow-up album to "Yoyo", but the lyrics are definitely from today. The song puts the spotlight on America's crazy obsession with posting "selfies" on the Internet for the world to see. "Psycho"
Drugs and alcohol have led to the destruction of bands throughout rock and roll history and Bourgeois Tagg was no exception. Ironically, it wasn't the alcohol and drug use that caused troubles within the band, it was Brent's recovery. After sobering up and becoming a Christian, his lyrics became more and more religious in nature, something that rattled his bandmates.
"I'd be dead or in jail, or at the very least divorced, if I continued down the path I was on," said Bourgeois. "I believe that everything happens in the order it does for a reason; we just might not be able to discern the reason. Everything happened the way it was supposed to."
Bourgeois went on to become a successful Christian music artist, songwriter, and producer while Larry Tagg released two solo albums before leaving the music industry to become an English and drama teacher. Lyle Workman has been a session musician ever since Bourgeois Tagg broke up, working with the band Jellyfish for a while, and scoring several films including Jon Favreau's "Made" and the Steve Carell and Seth Rogen hit "The 40 Year-Old Virgin." Michael Urbano played with the band Smash Mouth from 2000 to 2006, and Scott Moon has appeared on albums by Todd Rundgren and Justin Trevino.
Brent's new album, entitled "Don't Look Back", will be released on June 2, 2014. The record is a return to pop music for Brent and contains several musicians who have played a large role throughout Brent's career including Todd Rundgren, Kasim Sulton, Julian Lennon, his former Bourgeois Tagg bandmates, Charlie Peacock, and his son Adrian.
For updates on the new album follow Brent on Twitter @brentbourgeois or visit his official websites at http://www.brentbourgeois.com/
About Brent Bourgeois
Bourgeois is best known for his work with 80s band Bourgeois Tagg whose song "I Don't Mind At All" went top 40 in the United States and was a major hit around the world. After leaving the band, Brent went on to have a highly successful career in the Christian Rock genre as producer, songwriter, and artist. He's also the author of three books, worked at two different churches, coached his daughter's soccer teams, worked with musical theatre companies, and produced a local children's worship CD. He's returning to the pop music world with "Don't Look Back" after having almost nothing to do with the music business for over ten years.
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