Jukebox selections: Bambie Thug, Method of Defiance, Aesthetic Perfection and more

A few of the things that I've caught in the last few weeks that are keeping my ears busy, including Method of Defiance, Bambie Thug, Aesthetic Perfection and others. One of Bill Laswell's many, many, many, many recurring projects, Method of Defiance is all over the map depending on which album you're dealing with. Some … Continue reading Jukebox selections: Bambie Thug, Method of Defiance, Aesthetic Perfection and more

James Jamerson: The unsung Motown bassist that influenced Paul McCartney

James Jamerson is just one of many session players in the 50s and 60s who went virtually unknown during his lifetime. Even now, after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, and being featured in a documentary in 2002, he's still not as well-known as he should be. Especially for … Continue reading James Jamerson: The unsung Motown bassist that influenced Paul McCartney

“Hallucination Engine” by Material (No. 83)

Today's pick, Hallucination Engine by Material is a bit of a sharp departure from the likes of The Who, L7, Rollins Band, and the rest of the list so far – excepting, perhaps, Steven Jessie Bernstein. Where I mostly go for straight-forward classic rock, hard rock, or alternative, Hallucination Engine mostly instrumental, or only features background … Continue reading “Hallucination Engine” by Material (No. 83)