Monday, October 15, 2018

HEAVYMETAL ALBUM REVIEW : LULU

The undesirable collaboration of Lou Reed and Metallica, otherwise known as Loutallica, is an unfortunate combination of already successful but aged musicians at best.. At worst, it’s an awful and uncreative mess, along the likes of an elderly crackpot yelling at his neighbor’s boring garage band.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

JOHN PAUL JONES : THE STORY

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John Paul Jones became a prolific musical director and arranger of a huge range of prominent sixties artist before forming Led Zeppelin with Jimmy Page in 1968. Since 1980 his collaborators have included Paul McCartney, La Fura Dels Baus, Brian Eno, The Butthole Surfers and Diamanda Galas. His debut solo album Zooma was released in September 1999, followed by The Thunderthief in 2001.

1960organist and choirmaster (age 14) joined father's danceband
1961formed bands at school, played U.S. Airforce bases in England
1962turned professional, various bands touring clubs, theatres, U.S. bases, etc.
1964musical director forANDREW LOOG OLDHAM
1964arranged forTHE ROLLING STONES, P.P. ARNOLD, BILLY NICHOLS, TWICE AS MUCH, NICO, LIONEL BART, ANDREW OLDHAM ORCHESTRA
1965musical director forROBERT STIGWOOD
arranged forMIKE BERRY THE OUTLAWS SIMON KING
1966musical director forMICKEY MOST
arranged forTHE ROLLING STONES, P.P. ARNOLD, BILLY NICHOLS, TWICE AS MUCH, NICO, LIONEL BART, ANDREW OLDHAM ORCHESTRA
arranged forMIKE BERRY THE OUTLAWS SIMON KING
1966musical director forMICKEY MOST
1966arranged forHERMANS HERMITS (A Kind of Hush, No Milk Today, etc.)
DONOVAN (Mellow Yellow, Hurdy Gurdy Man, etc.)
LULU (Boat That I Row, To Sir With Love, etc)
JEFF BECK (Hi-Ho Silver Lining, Love Is Blue, Beck's Bolero, Truth album)
YARDBIRDS (Little Games, Ten Little Indians, etc.)
JULIE FELIX album
FRANCOISE HARDY album
GRAHAM GOULDMAN album
1966/7/8arranged forCLIFF RICHARD, MARC BOLAN, CAT STEVENS, THE ROLLING STONES, P.J. PROBY, DUSTY SPRINGFIELD, ANITA HARRIS, WAYNE FONTANA & THE MINDBENDERS, FREDDIE & THE DREAMERS, SHE TRINITY, AMORY KANE, FRUGAL SOUND, THE MIGHTY AVENGERS, AFFINITY, FAMILY DOG, THE GREENBEATS, MADELINE BELL, MAGIC LANTERNS, PETER & GORDON, DOWNLINERS SECT, etc
1966/7/8played forTOM JONES, EVERLY BROTHERS, BURT BACHARACH, SAMMY DAVIS, PAULA ANKA, DEL SHANNON, ENGLEBERT HUMPERDINK, WALKER BROTHERS, MEMPHIS SLIM, ETTA JAMES, CHAMPION JACK DUPREE, PEARL BAILEY, DINAH WASHINGTON, KATHY KIRBY, JAY & THE AMERICANS, PAUL & BARRY RYAN, MARIANNE FAITHFULL, THE SUPREMES, BO DIDDLEY, DETROIT SPINNERS, SHIRLEY BASSEY, SUE & SUNNY, CLAUDE FRANCOIS, MICHEL POLNAREFF, EDDIE MITCHELL, GEORGE MARTIN + many 100's of Recordings, Film and T.V. Sessions.
1968formedLED ZEPPELIN with JIMMY PAGE
1969-1980LED ZEPPELIN 9 albums 1 film 26 tours
1973producedMADELINE BELL album "COMIN'ATCHA"
1981set up 24 track electronic music studio in Devon
1982taughtElectronic composition at DARTINGTON COLLEGE OF ARTS, DEVON
1983appearedGIVE MY REGARDS TO BROAD STREET film: PAUL McCartney
1984commissionJIM FULKERSON trombone and tape for HUDDERSFIELD CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL
1984/5film score"SCREAM FOR HELP" LORIMAR
1985produced/eng."SCREAM FOR HELP" album (Jon Anderson, Madeline Bell)
1986commissionODYSSEUS theme music Award-winning 13 part serial B.B.C. TV
commissionELECTRO-ACOUSTIC MUSIC ASSOCIATION for ALMEIDA FESTIVAL
CHRISTOPHER BOWERS-BROADBENT organ and tape
1986produced/eng.JOHN RENBOURN/STEFAN GROSSMAN album "THREE KINGDOMS"
1986/7producedBEN E. KING album "SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME"
1987/8producedTHE MISSION album "CHILDREN"
1988commissionTrack for BRIAN ENO album "MUSIC FOR FILMS III"
1986produced/eng.JOHN RENBOURN/STEFAN GROSSMAN album "THREE KINGDOMS"
1989commission"AMORES PASADOS" for RED BYRD and ARTS COUNCIL for BREMEN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL on FACTORY RECORDS
1990arrangementsCINDERELLA album
1990producedLA FURA DEL BAUS album "NOUN"
1990producedJACINDA JONES album
1991set up 32 track digital electronic music studio near BATH
1991composed/producedOne hour Multimedia show for MERCEDES-BENZ launch
1991composed/producedMD for SPANISH PAVILLION, SEVILLE EXPO 1992
1992commissionRICARDO GALLARDO "MACONDO" steel and drum tape for SONIC ARTS
1992commissionREBECCA ALLEN /ANIMATICA SPAIN computer animation piece
1992commissionMONDRIAN QUARTET string Quartet "MAASTRICT TIME" for ZEALAND
MUSIC FESTIVAL, THE HAGUE
1992arranged/performedPETER GABRIEL album " US "
1992performedBRIAN ENO album "NERVE NET"
1992arrangementsR.E.M. album "AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE" - 'Everybody Hurts', 'Drive', 'Nightswimming' and 'The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite'
1992producedBUTTHOLE SURFERS ALBUM "INDEPENDENT WORM SALOON"
1993film score"RISK" dir. DEIRDRE FISHEL w/ KAREN SILLAS
1993arrangedStrings for "RAGING SLAB" album
1993composed"THE SECRET ADVENTURES OF TOM THUMB" - Award winning animation
1993performedMTV Music Awards with LENNY KRAVITZ
1994produced/performedcollaborative album with DIAMANDA GALAS
"THE SPORTING LIFE"
1994performedWorld tour with DIAMANDA GALAS
1994produced/performedlive album with HEART
1995produced"FORGET" - debut album by US band ELEPHANT RIDE
1996writingmaterial for new solo album
1996built and set up new recording studio in LONDON
1998recordingfirst solo album
1999produced/performed"ZOOMA" by John Paul Jones and world tour.
2000tour
2001produced/performed"The Thunderthief" by John Paul Jones and tour.
2000Touring in support of Zooma
2001produced/performed"The Thunderthief" by John Paul Jones
2001Co-Headline tour of US with King Crimson
2002performedConcert for the Mines Advisory Group, Manchester, England
2002performedwith Julie Felix
2003performedwith Robyn Hitchcock, London, England
2003Toured Japan as Special Guest of 'Guitar Wars' (also featuring Nuno Bettencourt, Paul Gilbert & Steve Hackett)
2003performedwith Steve Hackett
2004performedas part of John Cage's 'Musicircus', The Barbican, London
2004producedTHE DATSUNS album “Outta Sight Outta Mind”
2005performedIn Your Honor album, Foo Fighters
2005perfomedLunel, France w/ Mike Marshall
2006produced/performedwith Uncle Earl & on their album Waterloo, Tennessee
2007performedBonnaroo Festival "SuperJam" with Ben Harper,
and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson
2007 / 2008performedwith Robyn Hitchcock
2008performedBBC Radio2 Folk Awards
2008performedwith Foo Fighters at Grammy Awards, Los Angeles
2008performedwith Jimmy Page and the Foo Fighters at Wembley Stadium, London
2009produced/performedSara Watkins solo album
2009performed/writingwith Sonic Youth at "Merce Cunningham at 90", Brooklyn Academy of Music
2009performed/writingThem Crooked Vultures