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Four (or more) artists have gone by the name Cortex: a French jazz-funk group from the 70s, a Swedish punk band, a Spanish metalcore band,a Macedonian thrash/death band and a experimental Belgian project by Alain Neffe.

1. A French jazz funk group from the seventies.
Key members were Alain Mion (Piano) and Alain Gandolfi (drums, percussion). Cortex recorded several albums and singles for the Sonodisc label. 2 albums got re-issued: ‘Troupeau Bleu’ (on ‘Dare-Dare’) and ‘Volume 2’ (on ‘Follow Me’).

2. A Swedish punk or post-punk band from Gothenburg.
Freddie Wadling sang the songs, played bass and wrote all the songs. Freddie Wadling had earlier played in many important swedish punk-bands as Liket Lever, Rukorna, and The Leather Nun, But Cortex was his own creation. Best Album is “Spinal Injuries” from 1980, with standout track “The Freaks” a song that should be worldfamous! It’s the absolute pinnacle of swedish post-punk!
Cortex became Blue For Two (Freddie Wadling and Henryk Lipp) a New Wave-Synth Duo. After that Freddie Wadling worked with Fläskkvartetten, a string quartet concrete, then he went totally solo, and release albums in swedish as Freddie Wadling. He also did a full album with interpretations (covers) of Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart). There’s loads more from this unique swedish artist. Check out this adress for more:


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