Terry Burrows

Terence Ashley Burrows is an English multi-instrumental musician and author based in London. Best known as a performer under the pseudonym Yukio Yung, Burrows is also a prolific author of books relating to music tuition, technology, business, popular psychology and history - including "KISS Guide to Playing Guitar" (Dorling Kindersley), "Total Guitar Tutor" (Barnes and Noble), and "Play Electric Guitar" (St Martin's Press). His books have been published in fourteen different countries and translated into six different languages. [ [http://www.moorestevie.com/3/burrows/ Stevie Moore, 'Terry Burrows Recording Artisan', "moorestevie.com" (2006)] . Retrieved 25 September 2006.] As a writer, his pseudonyms include Terence Ashley, Harrison Franklin, Hans-Joachim Vollmer and Yukio Yung. [ [http://www.orgone.co.uk/terryburrows/ Terry Burrows, 'terryburrows.com', "Orgone.co.uk" (2006)] . Retrieved September 25 2006.] He has also written for magazines in the UK, US, and Germany.

Burrows was born in Ipswich, Suffolk and started studying classical piano at the age of 5. When he was 12 he started to teach himself guitar, and as a teenager he took up bass, drums, and saxophone. The anti-establishment attitudes of punk subculture appealed to him but his musical influences included Syd Barrett, the Kinks, the Who, XTC, the Television Personalities, and the Canterbury progressive music scene. In his early twenties, Burrows started his own indie record label, Hamster Records and Tapes, releasing albums by non-commercial acts such as Loch Ness Monster, Rimarimba, R. Stevie Moore and Attrition, and his own solo material under the guise of Jung Analysts, which has been described as "post-punk industrial funk". [ [http://www.myspace.com/terryburrows. Retrieved September 25 2007.] In 1986, Cordelia Records released Burrows' "Tree Climbing Goats (and other analysing shanties)" LP, his first release under the pseudonym Yukio Yung, chosen because of his love of Japanese culture.

In 1986 Burrows met Alan Jenkins, leader of The Deep Freeze Mice, and together they formed The Chrysanthemums, with Burrows as lead singer and keyboard player until 1991. A cult psychedelic art pop band, they released three albums and four EPs. [ [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll Stewart Mason, 'Yukio Yung', "All Music Guide" (2006)] . Retrieved 25 September 2006.]

At this time, Burrows also recorded a series of "abstract industrial" albums with German composer Asmus Tietchens, a former collaborator with Brian Eno and Cluster. The first volume, Watching The Burning Bride formed the soundtrack to the similarly named film, by Canadian director, Mark Mushet.

After the Chrysanthemums disbanded, Burrows released new solo Yukio Yung material, commencing with 1993's LP "Art Pop Stupidity" and CD "A Brainless Deconstruction of the Popular Song". Over the next few years he released a single and four EPs. In 1996, Burrows rejoined with his ex-Chrysanthemums bandmate Martin Howells to form a new version of that group, renamed with the visual pun Chrys&themums to distinguish it from the original lineup. [ [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll Stewart Mason, 'Yukio Yung', "All Music Guide" (2006)] . Retrieved 25 September 2006.]

Musically, Burrows was uncharacteristically quiet between 1998 and 2004 - a combination of ill health and an increasingly demanding publishing schedule. [ [http://www.orgone.co.uk/terryburrows/ Terry Burrows, 'terryburrows.com', "Orgone.co.uk" (2006)] . Retrieved November 30 2006.] By 2003, he'd had more than 50 titles published, and was recognised as one of the world's biggest-selling authors of music tuition titles, with sales of well over 2 million books in the US alone. [ [http://www.orgone.co.uk/terryburrows/ Terry Burrows, 'terryburrows.com', "Orgone.co.uk" (2006)] . Retrieved November 30 2006.] During this period he also embarked on an additional career as an occasional university lecturer.

In 2004, Burrows emerged again with a typically colorful selection of music projects, the most significant of which was the resumption of his collaboration with US home-recording pioneer R. Stevie Moore. The resulting album, compiled by Burrows on an Apple Macintosh computer, was released as "Yung & Moore Versus The Whole Goddam Stinkin World". The sleeve amusingly depicts the duo as cartoon superheroes about to demolish the planet - a visual metaphor, perhaps, for the antipathy the world at large has shown their music over the years. [ [http://www.orgone.co.uk/yungandmooreshow Stevie Moore, 'The Yung & Moore Show website', (2006)] . Retrieved November 30 2006.]

2006 saw Burrows returning to the musical abstraction of his earlier career with Tonesucker, a guitar-based doom/drone project that recalls Seattle, Washington's Earth, [ [http://www.tonesucker.com, Tonesucker official website, (2006)] . Retrieved November 30 2006.] as well as performing on theremin and VCS3 at Britain's prestigious Aldeburgh Festival. [ [http://www.onoma.co.uk, Onoma Research, (2006)] . Retrieved November 30 2006.]

elected Discography

*Jung Analysts:
**"A Leading Surgeon Speaks" (LP, 1984)
**"The Wishing Balloons" (LP, 1984)
**"Sprockendidootch" (LP, 1985)
*Push-Button Pleasure:
**"The Vast Difference" (LP 1986)
**"The Last Dissonance" (LP 1988)
*The Chrysanthemums:
**"Mouth Pain/Another Sacred Day" (7" 1987)
**"Is That A Fish On Your Shoulder, or are you just pleased to see me" (LP/CD 1988)
**"The **** Sessions" 1989 (12" 1989)
**"Little Flecks Of Foam Around Barking" (CD/2x LP 1989)
**"Picasso's Problem/Live at London Palladium" (12" 1990)
**"Odessey and Oracle" (LP/CD 1991)
**"Porcupine Quills" (LP/CD 1991)
**"Chrysanthemums Go Germany" (LP/CD/Box 1993)
*Chrys&themums:
**"The Baby's Head" (CD 1998)
**"A Thousand Tiny Pieces" (CD EP 1998)
*As Yukio Yung:
**"Tree Climbing Goats (and other analysing shanties)" (LP 1987)
**"Valborgmassoafton" (K7 1991)
**"Art Pop Stupidity" 1993 (LP)
**"A Brainless Deconstruction Of The Popular Song" (CD 1993)
**"Keep The Black Flag Flying/Yukio's Dream #6 (Reservoir Girls) (7" 1994)
**"(Mostly) Water" (CD EP 1996)
**"Good-bye Pork Pie Brain" (10" LP 1996)
**"Hello Pulsing Vein" (10" LP 1997)
**"Good-bye Pork Pie Brain/Hello Pulsing Vein" (Box 1997)
*Yung & Moore/The Yung & Moore Show
**"Objectivity" (CD EP 1997
**"Conscientious Objector" (RSM CD 2004)
**"The Yung & Moore Show" (CD 2006)
*Asmus Tietchens & Terry Burrows
**"Watching the Burning Bride" (LP 1986)
**"Burning The Watching Bride" (LP 1998)
*Terry Burrows:
**"The Whispering Scale" (LP 1989)
*YooKO:
**"Matrix/Swirl" (12" 1992)
**"Everybody Get it Together" (12" 1992)
*Tonesucker:
**"Slaughterhouse" (CD 2006)

External links

* [http://www.orgone.co.uk/terryburrows/ The Official Terry Burrows website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/terryburrows Terry Burrows' MySpace website]
* [http://www.yukioyung.com/ Yukio Yung's Cabinet of Curiosities]
* [http://www.onoma.co.uk/ Onoma Research (UK label)]
* [http://www.tonesucker.com Tonesucker website]

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