Chagall Guevara Press Release

SOS Management Ltd.
October 31st, 1991

LONDON - On a balmy afternoon last month in sunny London, police were summoned to stop CHAGALL GUEVARA from playing an impromptu gig on the pavement of Brewer Street, opposite the offices of MCA Records, to whom invites had been issued one hour earlier. Attracting many passer-bys and the odd paparazzi, a number of notable MCA faces were seen peering from the windows--some even threw coins...

Signed to MCA Records in America, the band have received outstanding reviews from the American press on their debut album, release earlier this year, and even went Top 30 on CMJ's New Music Report of college and alternative radio. However, the band were given the almighty "thumbs down" by MCA Records U.K. in releasing any product here.

Not phased, CHAGALL GUEVARA performed their U.K. live debut at the Greenbelt Festival in late August. Their album was available on import at the gig, and outsold the next three bestsellers combined. The sole importer so far, Dual Edge Records, have quickly sold their 1,000 copies and intend to re-stock.

The band's final U.K. gig was at London's Marquee club. A now-curious MCA was out in force to witness a club packed with rabid fans whose hobbies that night included stage-diving and building human pyramids. The following week, a contrite MCA scheduled a full release for the band's debut single and LP, no doubt spurred-on by Monday's unprecedented BBC Radio One playlisting of CHAGALL GUEVARA's import-only album.