Burka For Everybody/Terminal Picnic Records
“If rock´n´roll was the sound of the city, then Billy Bao is the sound of the unemployment line, empty backyards and dark hidden urban places .
Concrete interferences provide a backdrop that alludes to the class struggle that emerged in Bilbao. After some lineup changes, Billy Bao’s “Buildings From Bilbao” yields a soundtrack to this landscape by exceeding horizontally the nihilistic and individualistic discourse of noise: with 9ice, Flipper, Bobby Sox, an unstable afrobeat, the visceral freak outs of Red Krayola and distorted blues, as if Jimi Hendrix jammed with Throbbing Gristle, while Peter Brötzmann plays with his sax in the toilet. After their last record, released in Parts Unknown and Pan, they ended up in Burka For Everybody and Terminal Picnic.” Elvis Von Doom