Troupe Di Coupe is a band that burst out of the original New Haven, CT punk scene in the late 1970s - 8 band members with the the last name “DiCoupe,” that met, formed the band, and played many times at the famous New Haven club “Ron’s Place,” and would go on to headline at legendary New York punk rock clubs including CBGBs, and Max's Kansas City.
This double album fully captures the intensity of the Troupe DiCoupe sound and unique songwriting style. It documents an important time and place in New Haven’s music history, as well as the development of music in the original punk to post-punk period.
This double album contains Side A of the original Troupe DiCoupe studio recordings, and Side B recorded "Live and Unmixed at Max's" (Legendary New York city rock club Max’s Kansas City.)
The original Troupe DiCoupe is: Shadoobi - Vocals DiDi - Vocals, Guitar Trudi - Guitar, Vocals Cisco - Trombone, Congas, Vocals Letez - Guitar, Vocals Yaz - Saxophone Chukker - Bass Bucko - Drums
Produced by Al Fritsch, Shadoobi DiCoupe and DiDi DiCoupe. Engineered by Al. Cover montage by Cisco and Dave's mom. Other photos by DiDi. Design by Shadoobi, but Francesca made it work.
Special thanks to Burt Kearns for the songs, Hank Hoffman for the Ron's bootleg and the Engine Room for being masters.