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Bourgeois Tagg

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Brent Thomas Bourgeois (born June 16, 1958) is an American rock musician, songwriter, and producer. He was co-leader of the band Bourgeois Tagg with Larry Tagg, and has released several solo albums. His later work has been classified in the genres Pop and Contemporary Christian Music.

Bourgeois, who was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and grew up in Dallas, Texas, moved with Tagg to the Bay Area after high school. In 1984, they moved to Sacramento and formed Bourgeois Tagg with guitarist Lyle Workman, drummer Mike Urbano, and keyboardist Scott Moon. Bourgeois played keyboards, Tagg played bass, and the two shared lead vocals.

The first Bourgeois Tagg album spawned two singles: “Mutual Surrender (What a Wonderful World)” performed well, if briefly, at college radio and got some dance/club play, but “The Perfect Life” didn’t fare as well. Promotional video clips were produced for both clips, which received limited play.

In 1987, the band recorded their second album, Yoyo, with esteemed producer Todd Rundgren. When it was released in the autumn of that year, the band had their biggest hit with its first single, “I Don’t Mind At All”, a shimmering, melancholy ballad of resignation whose catchy melody, offbeat rhythm, and dramatic use of strings is reminiscent of classic Beatles songs, such as “Yesterday”. It peaked near #10 on Billboard’s top singles chart, and was a bigger world-wide hit, fueled at least in part by an innovative video that got heavy airplay on MTV, but the follow-up single, “Waiting For the Worm to Turn” (the first single with a lead vocal by Tagg), failed to chart.

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  • barole

    Did not age well AT ALL.

    15 Jun 2010 Reply
  • tardisgirl71

    OMG!!!!!! I still love all of these tracks. I even have my old cassette tapes.

    14 Apr 2010 Reply
  • justpeace0

    When I first met my bandmate Paul I knew we were totally musically kindred when he pulled out his guitar and played I Don't Mind At All.

    31 Mar 2007 Reply

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