The result of heading back into his bedroom studio was "Voodoo Ray", played first at the Hacienda in 1988 and then the underground clubs before entering the UK Singles Chart a year later. It was one of the first acid house tracks produced in the UK, and released on a small Merseyside independent label (Rham! Records) based in Liscard, Wallasey. "Voodoo Ray" entered the UK chart in 1989 rising to number 12. It was also the best selling independently released single of that year.
At the same time a track Simpson started before leaving 808 State, "Pacific State", was released and hit the charts. However, according to Simpson, they had finished and released the track without his permission. Although Simpson was credited on its first release on the album Quadrastate both as a writer and co-producer, the dispute escalated as Simpson claimed to have written the entire track. The dispute was eventually settled out of court.
In August 2006, Proto Acid / The Berlin Sessions was released on the German label, Laboratory Instinct. A continuous mix album, it was recorded live in Berlin. It was followed up byTronic Jazz / The Berlin Sessions in 2010.
You can catch Gerald In Dublin @ Twisted Pepper on May 21st. >
A Guy Called Gerald - 4 Hour Live Set
Support : Del Fortune / Liam Scully & More TBC
Doors 10.30 P.M / Admission