Denis Tek And Scott Morgan
Ημερομηνία Τετάρτη, 21 Απρ 2004 @ 21:00
Θέμα/Κατηγορία Μουσικά νέα - Συναυλίες - Δισκογραφία
DO YOU LIKE "DETROIT GARAGE ROCK"?
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHERE IT CAME FROM?
Are you ready for a dose of the hard stuff? Deniz Tek, Scott Morgan and the "Three Assassins" deliver a hit of unadulterated, 200 proof old school Motor City rock. Not for the weak, this stuff burns as it goes down.
Recorded Live In Italy and France: this massive three guitar line up blazes through fourteen hard hitting songs.
One of the aspiring rockers in the audience digging a Rationals' gig at
Ann Arbor's Forsythe Junior High was future Radio Birdman leader Deniz
Tek. Deniz's first impressions match his quote of today: "Scott Morgan
is one of the greatest singers in the world, a unique soul shouter from
the old school, and an amazing guitarist". The Rationals along with
the MC5 were the house bands at the Grande Ballroom, supporting and holding
their own with Hendrix, Cream and many more. The Rationals were local
legends, whose regional hit single with Otis Redding's "Respect"
inspired Aretha Franklin's classic version recorded shortly after.
In 1973 Scott teamed up with Fred "Sonic" Smith from the MC5
in another legendary outfit, Sonic's Rendezvous Band. Deniz Tek had meanwhile
gone to Australia and Radio Birdman. On trips home he hung out and sat
in on guitar with Sonic's Rendezvous many times. Deniz now found himself
exchanging ideas with the musicians who had influenced him as a teenager.
Since Wayne Kramer and Deniz asked Scott to join them in Dodge Main, the
Tek/Morgan partnership has taken many forms, including Deniz' own live
solo work, a national US tour in Scott Morgan's Powertrane with Stooge
Ron Asheton, and a Sonic's Rendezvous
reunion tribute where Deniz filled in for Fred Smith.
The third generation of this triumvirate comes from Rome, in the form
of the back line of The Sonic Assassins. There is little doubt the brothers
Pasquini and Stefano Costantini knew exactly they were getting into when
Deniz Tek asked them to back him on a tour. During their decade in A-10,
described by some as "the most brutal punk rock band in existence",
they had toured extensively with The Deniz Tek Group's "Outside"
lineup. Deniz chose to turn the intensity up even more, and invited Scott
Morgan to come along for a tour of France and Italy, rounding out the
three guitar line up.
The set for the tour and the resulting album draws from both Deniz and
Scott's past work, as well as that of fellow Michigan bands The MC5 and
Stooges. The album's opening blast of Future Now, from the MC5's final
album, transforms the song into a driving blues shouter. Electrophonic
Tonic finds the band picking up speed on this flashback to Scott's R&B
roots. Blood From A Stone and Give It Up originally appeared on Outside,
considered by many to be the best solo release from the Iceman. Shellback
and Agua Caliente from the Equinox album take on new life with the A-10
rhythm section in charge.
From the song book of Scott's European band the Hydromatics comes Runaway
Slaves. Drummer Pippo Pasquini finds the back beat and doesn't let up.
Romano and Pippo Pasquini drive the band with a youthful power and understanding
of the music in the same manner the Godoy Twins fuel the Golden Breed
with Deniz. Scott brings Asteroid-B612, Heaven, Love And Learn, and Dangerous
from Sonic's Rendezvous Band. The three guitar mauling of City Slang and
white hot versions of I Got A Right and TV Eye bring these killer jams
to a crashing end.
Deniz Tek and Scott Morgan, two un-stoppable veteran road warriors, have
once again joined forces with a new generation of hard rockers to bring
you this destroyer set of essential Motor City rock and roll.