BPeople – BPeople (Faulty Products) 1981. The BPeople were on Let Them Eat Jellybeans. They were a good band with a couple of really great songs. This was the second Delaney LA supergroup after The Deadbeats and before The Romans (thanks Danny!). The BPeople were a more nuanced affair than those other bands, largely due to Alex Gibson’s Bowie-esque pretensions.

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14 Responses to BPeople

  1. Danny says:

    great posting! fyi – the bpeeps came on the scene after the deadbeats but before the romans. they existed from 1979 – 1981. pat delaney can be seen lurking around myspace with a fairly updated page…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for keeping these guys alive in cyperspace. They do deserve it. Myself, I dig just about everything with the ALEX GIBSON name associated with it (BPEOPLE, PASSIONNEL, SLEEPERS, solo etc.) – donno why they’ve been largely passed over in our collective re-vision of past musics. Here’s hoping the inevitable CD retrospective/reissue will be done sooner rather than later . . .

  3. Drindle says:

    I used to go over to LA a lot in those days and saw bands like Monitor and Non and Human Hands. I didnt really see BPeople as a supergroup. I thought of them as one of the scenes bands. They had a very unique sound back then.

  4. william christie says:

    I believe I saw the BPeople open for the Dead Kennedy’s at the Whisky on Sunset around ’80 or ’81.

  5. oddrocker says:

    where r they now I dig this stuff

  6. Jon says:

    Thanks for posting the photo of the album cover, and the songs! I’ve always loved Persecution from Let Them Eat Jellybeans, but never came across any other BPeople songs despite looking every once in a while. To suddenly find this and be able to actually listen is excellent!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Anybody remember a show with The Human Hands, BPeople & DNA, I think. In LA, sometime around ’78-’80 at a club on La Cienega near Baldwin Hills or somewhere like that??? Ring a bell???

  8. stonebird says:

    I do remember Bpeople playing with DNA and Tuxedo Moon at a hall on Crenshaw Blvd in Los Angeles on the east side of Baldwin Hills. Human Hands may have played with them but I don’t recall specifically since they played with them so often.

  9. annthemusickfan says:

    Thnx for the great tracks–I have been looking for the music from BPeople, Passionelle et al. I really dug them in the day. Does anyone know if this Alex Gibson became a prolific music supervisor/music editor for feature films? I have been wondering if it’s the same guy, as he worked on Suburbia and a docu movie that the LA band X made–both of which, featured music from the same genre as Alex Gibson from BPeople. Would appreciate any info–Alex G. was such a talent.

  10. Joe says:

    Yep its the same Alex Gibson

  11. Deiter says:

    There was a flurry of activity with bands experimenting with sound and dissonance while keeping the beat chugging to great effect. They sadly seemed to disappear as the horrid 80s dropped upon us. It’s a shame, the BPeople, among others (Black Randy, Fibbonaccis, The No York bands, Uncle Tupelo, even Gang of Four), still sound great even today. The 80s bands on the other hand, not so much. The mainstream was cruel to the 80s.

    Thanks for posting. I enjoyed this.

  12. Joe says:

    Uncle Tupelo?

  13. James Zazueta says:

    One of the best shows I winessed around August 1981 at the Whisky A Go Go in LA , was the B-People, 100 Flowers and Outer Circle. In my opinion, these bands were LA’s equivalence to New York’s No Wave bands. I really enjoyed B-people because they did not sound like generic hardcore or even first wave LA–masque punk. More like Sci fi art damage sound track noise from hell!

  14. TerraFirma says:

    Amusing to come across this. I remember seeing the B-People open for New Order’s LA debut in 1981. A kind of tedious, smirky, LA version of Rough Trade-style post punk stuff – which had become fashionable with the alterna set at the time.

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