Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Wednesday, 9 October 2019
by Oz Fritz
Bill Laswell introduced me to Jason, and the 3 of us began to work together in 1989 right at about the same time Bill Graham and Amensty International brought the first tour of Western music to the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc. These events took place only a few months before the peaceful collapse of Communism and the tearing down of the Berlin Wall.
One example of how strong the mood became for me was during the mix of the Swans cover of Can't Find My Way Home written by Steve Winwood and originally performed by Blind Faith, the 'super-group' with Winwood, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Ric Grech.
Come down off your throne and leave your body alone
Somebody must change
You are the reason I've been waiting so long
Somebody holds the key
Well I'm near the end and I just ain't got the time
And I'm wasted and I can't find my way home...
Jah Wobble • bass
Jonas Hellborg • Wal MIDI bass, fretless & acoustic bass
Bill Laswell • bass, fretless & six string bass
Nicky Skopelitis • 6 & 12 string guitars, baglama, coral sitar, electric banjo, fairlight
Faruk Tekbilek • ney, zurna
Bernie Worrell • Hammond organ
Aiyb Dieng • doff, talking drum, metals
Mar Gueye • sabar (hand drum)
Magette Fall • tama (hand drum)
Produced by Bill Laswell
Format: CD, Album, Files
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Reggae
Style: Dub, Fusion