James Williamson :: Re-Licked

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james-williamson-re-licked-coverJames Williamson speelde mee op het laatste meesterwerk van The Stooges, Raw Power. Het was zijn gitaarwerk dat aan de wieg van de punk stond. Zonder Williams geen Johnny Ramone, geen Steve Jones en geen Slash. Voor The Stooges restte na Raw Power alleen nog maar drugs en ellende. De liedjes die Williamson met Iggy Pop schreef voor de opvolger werden door de platenmaatschappij afgekeurd. Het zijn die liedjes die op Re-Licked een nieuw leven krijgen. Williamson heeft ze opnieuw opgenomen met wisselende zangers en zangeressen en zonder Iggy. Het is niet alleen een historisch belangrijk plaat, het is dankzij mensen als Mark Lanegan, Carolyn Wonderland en Jello Biafra ook een verdomd goede CD.

James Williamson, who was a live guitarist for legendary Detroit rock band The Stooges after the release of 1970’s Fun House and co-wrote 1973’s Raw Power with Iggy Pop. In 1974, Williamson began work with the group on a fourth album, Re-Licked, but the record was never released. A reconstruction of that lost album comes out november 17, put together by Williamson with guest vocalists, including Jello Biafra and Mark Lanegan. While on a break from touring this year, the members of the live touring version of The Stooges (James Williamson, Steve Mackay, Mike Watt & drummer Toby Dammit) got together and recorded songs that were originally penned by Iggy Pop and James Williamson in 1973/74 as the follow-up to their quintessential album Raw Power. While a number of these tracks have found their way onto inferior-sounding bootlegs and unofficial releases over the years, they were never properly recorded since the band didn’t have a record deal at the time.

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Tracks Cd 1
1. Head On The Curve (w/ Jello Biafra)
2. Open Up And Bleed (w/ Carolyn Wonderland)
3. Scene Of The Crime (w/ Bobby Gillespie from Primal Scream)
4. She Creatures Of The Hollywood Hills (w/ Ariel Pink)
5. Til The End Of The Night (w/ Alison Mosshart from The Kills, Dead Weather)
6. I Gotta Right (w/ Lisa Kekaula from The BellRays)
7. Pinpoint Eyes (w/ Joe Cardamone from The Icarus Line)
8. Wild Love (w/ Mark Lanegan & Alison Mosshart)
9. Rubber Leg (w/ Ron Young from Little Caesar)
10. I’m Sick Of You (w/ Mario Cuomo from The Orwells)

Bonus Tracks CD 2
11. Gimme Some Skin (w/ Caroline Wonderland)
12. C*ck In My Pocket (w/ Nicke Andersson from The Hellacopters)
13. Heavy Liquid (w/ Lisa Kekaula)
14. Wet My Bed (w/ The Richmond Sluts)
15. C**k In My Pocket (w/ Gary Floyd from The Dicks)
16. Rubber Leg (w/ J.G. Thirlwell aka Clint Ruin, Foetus)

Bio
JamesWilliamsonRe-Licked-bio.pdf

Links
http://straightjameswilliamson.com

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