If this isn’t a great band name – obviously quoting Biafra’s band name, I don’t know what it is! Eventually The Dead Kenny G Spots… 😆 😆 😆 Songs such as “Melvin Jones” merged explosive Noise-Metal with exotic aromas and Ethno-Jazz blowing, but one thing is absolutely sure: they are loud. Imagine a Rock-like noisy and loud Jazz band with suspicious taste for Klezmer and Metal and Hardcore, eventually like Primus. Not accidentally I mentioned Les Claypool’s “insane brigade”, they toured together last year.
Eric Walton aka Skerik (saxophones, keyboards, loops, samples, effects and guitar), Brad Houser (bass, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet and electronics) and Mike Dillon (vibraphone and percussion) – aka Critters Buggin -, are The Dead Kenny G’s! This is the highest level of musical subversion, stay tune or stay away, injuries are unavoidable!
The Dead Kenny G’s were started by Skerik and Mike Dillon in 2004. In 2005 they added keyboard freak Brian Haas while bass player Brad Houser from Critters Buggin joined the band in 2006.
“Operation Long Leash” is a hell of a trip between circus-like music with Metal blasts which reminds me of Mr. Bungle and incredible loud, flaming Klezmer moments. Speed Metal and Jazz, Klezmer and Garage Rock are melting into one and The Dead Kenny G’s won’t let you breathing for one second all along the way surprisingly bringing up to the surface something new, unexpected.
Incredible musicians, incredible music.
01. Devil’s Playground
02. Black Truman (Harry The Hottentrot)
03. Melvin Jones
04. Black Budget
05. Black Death
06. Luxury Problems
07. Black 5
09. Jazz Millionaire
Personnel: Skerik: tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, effects, Rhodes 54, Moog Micromoog, acoustic grand piano; Mike Dillon: drums, vibraphone, effects, table, timbales, percussion, vocals on “Black Death”; Brad Houser: bass, effects, baritone saxophone; and Charlie Hunter: guitar on “Black Truman (Harry The Hottentrot) “.