Official Sun City Girls Discography:

Well Known Strangers

Well Known Strangers - booklet cover
booklet cover

2020: 14 x 7" box (Unrock: Unrock25Box)

...stones are being thrown, but the statue still remains... (Alan Bishop)

Sir Richard Bishop - Tashi Dorji - Sam Shalabi - Sunn Trio - Dwarfs Of East Agouza - AAMM - Ava Mendoza - Eyvind Kang - Alvarius B - Jane & The Magik Bananas -  Ed Yazijian - Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt - A-Trio w/ Alan Bishop - Karkhana - Joel Robinson - Sir Richard Bishop & W.David Oliphant - Clandestine Trio

The Well Known Strangers 7" Singles Box Set documents the history of the Unrock singles (as we know it).  International dervishes galore....Fourteen singles, thirteen were originally released in the Unrock Series, or have been part  of our Saraswati Series and came first with the Early-Bird-Editions of the regular albums.

Instead of the only missing single (Bill Orcutt/Sir Richard Bishop - Damenwartesaal/Opium Den) it contains a special 7" single which will only be available as part of the box. Clandestine Trio - Blue Shell 7" (Alan Bishop, Richard Bishop, Chris Corsano) performed at Unrock's 25th anniversary show in Cologne in November 2017. While those thirteen singles are all coming in the same plain black  sleeve, Clandestine Trio - Blue Shell 7" has a full colour very heavy tip-on Cover.

The box itself is made by hand from the finest colored cardboard in coffee brown and black, with a shiny black hotfoil ink on the front. It is released in a numbered (embossed) edition of 128 copies only. You'll find a full color 4-page printed inlay with liner notes from Holger Adam (attached as pdf), and a sticker of the current Unrock snakecharmer logo. Some randomly chosen boxes will contain badges or original leftover tickets of our 25th anniversary show in Cologne in 2017. 

Clandestine Trio

The Well Known Strangers 14x7" Singles Box Set finally documents what we have been doing during the last few years.....

It features numerous excellent and adventurous contributions from Sir Richard Bishop, the weird lo-fi interpretations of Ennio Morricone songs by Alvarius B., Middle-East-All-Stars Karkhana killing it by playing the tunesian traditional Sidi Mansour which became a smash for German popsters Boney M under the name of  Ma Baker decades ago. Sam Shalabi, leader of not only his fine orchestra Land Of Kush, came up with a very fine tuned hommage to Dwars Of East Agouza's favorite Kebab shop in Cairo. You get Ava Mendoza's (Who has been voted currently as one of the best contemporary jazz guitar players around the world) outstanding solo-version of her classic Feral Twin....

Beiruts long running free-everything outfit A-Trio (Sharif Sehnaoui, Mazen Kerbaj, Raed Yassin) messing not only around with the Grand Seigneurs from AMM, (Eddie Prevost & John Tilbury) but with Alan Bishop. The exceptional and exploding talents Of Sunn Trios young mastermind Joel Robinson from Arizona, an exclusive by Sunn Trio as an entity, which is from our point of view one of the most exciting newer bands around the planet. Eyvind Kang, a long time contributor with Sun City Girls, John Zorn and so many others, blasting the limits with his viola.....Tashi Dorji, an extraodinary experimental guitarist from Bhutan captured in Unrock's living room, the Ivory Tower....and shiny little pearls from Dredd Foole collaborateur Ed Yazijian. W.David Oliphant, the pre-industrial legend from Arizona teamed up again with SRB, Cairo's Dwarfs Of East Agouza are running free around the Camel Toe, Chris Corsano and Bill Orcutt unrock the house down and last but not least Clandestine Trio (Chris Corsano, Richard Bishop & Alan Bishop) flew in from Brussels, Portland & Cairo in November 2017 to play their first ever show to celebrate Unrock's 25th anniversary as an entity......

With its 128 copies available, it will be a rare collectors item soon. 


Alvarius B - Grand Slam  7"  (clear vinyl)  - Tema Popolaresco / Grand Slam

Sir Richard Bishop/Ava Mendoza - Split 7" - Saraqusta / Feral Twin (solo version) 7"

A-Trio w/ Alan Bishop - (single-sided) 7" - Roughly Jenny

Sam Shalabi/Alvarius B - Split 7" - Mr. Koko / Why Can't Chinese Women Drive

Eyvind Kang/Tashi Dorji - Split 7" - Sonic Gnostic / If I Were You, I'd Leap Into The Torrent

Karkhana - (single-sided) 7"  - Seun's Room

Sunn Trio/Joel Robinson - Split 7"- Touch Seang Tana / Taqasim For Ashmahan

AAMM (A-Trio & AMM) - 7" - In The House Of No Lord (Part 1 & 2)

Sir Richard Bishop & W.David Oliphant/Karkhana - Split 7" - Yakasha / Rock Farock (live)

Dwarfs Of East Agouza / Corsano & Orcutt - Split 7" - Camel Toe / Cyclone 4

Karkhana - 7" - Sidi Mansour (Part 1 & 2)

Sir Richard Bishop / Ed Yazijian - Split 7" - Untitled/Untitled/Untitled

Jane & The Magik Bananas - 7" - Thum/Phren

Clandestine Trio - Blue Shell 7"

Sippin' On Chupa / The Yearning Verve Bending Tragic Clique

***Recorded live at the Unrock 25 Anniversary Show in Cologne Nov. 8th, 2017