THE RCA YEARS: Lost Generation & Night Lights Reissue! Australia's outstanding reissue label Raven Records has released Elliott Murphy's classic early albums Lost Generation and Night Lights in a single CD set called The RCA Years. Included in the 12 page booklet are extensive notes by Elliott himself and many rare photos. Both albums have undergone painstaking remastering to bring out every detail of these iconic analog recordings. All Music Guide has long rated both albums with 4 stars and now they have never sounded better. Sidemen included drummer Jim Gordon (Derek and the Dominos), Sonny Landreth (John Hiatt), Doug Yule (The Velvet Underground), Billy Joel and many others. Lost Generation was produced by Door’s producer Paul Rothschild and Night Lights by Steve Katz who produced Lou Reed's Rock 'n Roll Animal. Order now directly from the Elliott Murphy Store.
ALL ELLIOTT MURPHY RADIO: Elliott's long time fan Rick Cesario (he bought Aquashow in 1973!) has set up the first ALL ELLIOTT MURPHY internet radio station on Shoutcast. Elliott Murphy & The Normandy All Stars will be supplying him with rare tracks and station ID's. Thanks to his son for helping get it all together. Be sure to tune in!
Free MP3!: Visit the MP3 page for a free listen or download of Elliott's recent song about the economy, "What The Fuck Is Going On?" Recorded live in Stockholm in 2011 with the Normandy All Stars.
Elliott Murphy And The Normandy All Stars Annual December Tour – Elliott and the band will be in Philadelphia, New York, Amagansett, Ringwood, Piermont, Northampton and Teaneck this December. Full details on the tour page. Come on out for a fantastic evening of music, old and new! Click on the image above for a bigger version.
Elliott Murphy Awarded Prestigious French Award! – Elliott Murphy was awarded the prestigious Médaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris in a formal ceremony on October 1, 2012 at the Hotel de Ville in Paris. He joined the ranks of past winners that include fashion designers Valentino and Gianni Versace, actress Jane Fonda, Nobel Prize winning scientist Linus Pauling and Def Jam president Kevin Liles. Read Elliott's full acceptance speech.
Poetic Justice is finally available in English ! – Elliott's legendary neo-western novel Poetic Justice is finally available in an English version at Amazon.com. You can purchase a paperback edition or download a digital version to read on your iPhone, iPad, Kindle or other device. If you happen to be an Amazon.com Prime Member you can even borrow the book to read for free on a Kindle! It's a great summer read!
Lost Generation and Night Lights are finally available! – Sony/BMG has announced the re-release of these two classic albums as digital downloads after years of waiting by frustrated fans. Lost Generation (1975) was Elliott's second album where to escape the New York media frenzy following the release of his iconic first album Aquashow he relocated to Los Angeles to work with legendary Doors Producer Paul Rothschild and a who's who of the finest session players of the time including drummer Jim Gordon (Derek and the Dominos) and keyboardist Richard Tee (Paul Simon). For Night Lights, Murphy returned to New York's mythological Electric Lady Studios with producer Steve Katz (Lou Reed) and an amazing iconoclastic band including Ernie Brooks (Modern Lovers) and Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads). Both albums have long been rated 4 stars by the respected All Music Guide and are now available at iTunes (Lost Generation | Night Lights), Amazon (Lost Generation | Night Lights) and other digital download sites.
The great photos of Olivier Durand and Laurent Pardo are by Dany Wilmet whose credit was mistakenly left off the CD.
GB Music in the USA is proud to announce the release of three ELLIOTT MURPHY CDs:
All three cds are in digipacks.There is also A Deluxe Signed Limited Edition of the new live Just A Story From New York. This 2 CD version has 4 bonus tracks and is limited to 100 copies. Each copy is hand signed by Elliott and comes with a print of the setlist from the show, hand signed and numbered as well. To order please go to the GB Records site.
Just like Mark Twain – Every Elliott Murphy concert is unique but this sold-out event, which was held on the vintage Swedish steamboat Blidösund on July 20, 2011, was very special indeed. The packed boat circled the incredible archipelago of Stockholm while Elliott played two personalized solo sets to the accompaniment of an awe-inspiring sunset. Everyone who returned to port said their life was indelibly changed for the better. We are trying to make it an annual event!
New iTunes Exclusive Album! Elliott Murphy & The Normandy All Stars featuring Olivier Durand recently spent a day in an Amsterdam studio for the legendary 2 Meter Radio show. They recorded 7 songs including David Bowie's "Heroes" as well as selections from the recently released Elliott Murphy album and a slow, soulful version of Elliott's classic "Green River" and you can get it now on iTunes:
New Album! Elliott Murphy's new 2011 album, although musically rich and lyrically intense, has a very simple title - Elliott Murphy - and begins a new cycle in the Murphy career and legend as it was produced by none other then Elliott's 20 year-old son Gaspard Murphy. Once again featuring virtuoso guitarist Olivier Durand and The Normandy All Stars, the album was recorded in Le Havre, New York City, and Paris with guests Kenny Margolis on keyboards (Willy DeVille) and backing vocals by Laura Mayne (Native), Alain Chenneviere (Pow Wow) and Lisa Lowell (Bruce Springsteen). 11 Unforgettable songs like "Poise 'n Grace" and "Rock 'n Roll 'n Rock 'n Roll." A classic in the works!
Order the CD now from the website store!
It's also available at iTunes:
Fall Shows: Elliott Murphy and the Normandy All Stars featuring Olivier Durand will be playing shows all over Europe in anticipation of the January 2011 release of Elliott's new album simply titled Elliott Murphy and produced by Gaspard Murphy. Hear many of the new songs performed live! Check the tour section for details.
Elliott Immortalized: Hard rocking Bob Dye & The Usual Suspects have written and recorded a moving homage to Elliott with their incredible song "The Last Rock Star." Check out news section for song lyrics and links to the MP3.
Summer Shows: Elliott Murphy and the Normandy All Stars featuring Olivier Durand are about to start hitting summer festivals all over Europe - France, Italy, Spain, Belgium and Sweden. Check the Tour section for details.
The 2010 Annual Birthday Show: For Elliott's European fans (or those visiting Paris from the US) be sure not to miss his annual and legendary show at New Morning in Paris on Saturday March 27, 2010. (click on the image for a bigger version)
The Unfished Complete Lyrics Of Elliott Murphy Lenoir Ediciones announces the publication of The Unfinished Complete Lyrics of Elliott Murphy featuring the lyrics of 231 songs album by album. With a beautiful cover photo by Jack Mitchell from the Aquashow sessions and full of photos from all periods of Elliott's career inside. All the words from Aquashow to Notes From the Underground! Now available in the store on this site.
Cafe Heartbeat Concert On A USB Stick: Radio T in Chemitz, Germany recently recorded an Elliott Murphy And The Normandy All Stars Featuring Olivier Durand show at the great Cafe Heartbeat in Zwonitz and to satisfy the fans who wanted to take that great night home with them Radio T immediately burned engraved USB sticks to purchase after the show. The set list is:
1. The Valley Below
2. O Wyoming
3. A Touch of Mercy
4. Green River
6. Pneumonia Alley
7. The Day after Valentine's Day
9. Canaries In The Mind
10. You Never Know What You're In For
11. The Last of the Rock Stars
12. On Elvis Presley's Birthday
Here's the link to purchase the USB. They still have a limited supply left so act fast.
We're so East Coast! Elliott Murphy will be returning to the East Coast of the U.S.A. for five shows in mid April 2009 on his Memory and Desire tour. Elliott will be performing with his incredible French backing band The Normandy All Stars featuring his amazing guitarist Olivier Durand. Once again, opening the show will be singer-songwriter Jann Klose and expect some surprises during Elliott's encores. Dates are confirmed in Fairfield CT, Fall River MA, Asbury Park NJ, Hoboken NY and Amagansett NY - check Tour section for details. These will be Elliott's first USA shows with a band in over a decade. For booking/gig information Anne Leighton and stay tuned for more information. "We're so East Coast - So here's a toast - Here's to everything that I wanted the most." ("Change Will Come")
Crawdaddy! Feature Article: One of the true original and long standing American rock 'n roll mags, Crawdaddy!, has posted a long interview and feature article on Elliott on their site written by legendary rock writer and long time Murphy admirer Mick Skidmore. Check it out.
I wish they all could be California Girls! Elliott Murphy will be playing his first West Coast shows in the U.S.A. in twelve years in January 2009 on his Hollywood Tour! Opening the show will be up and coming singer songwriter Jann Klose and Elliott will be appearing as a duo with his amazing guitarist Olivier Durand. Dates are confirmed in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Tehachapi, San Diego, Long Beach and at the NAMM show in Anaheim - check Tour section for details. Plans for an April 2009 Mid West tour with band are in the works. For booking/gig information Anne Leighton and stay tuned for more information. Hollywood - you shaped my life with a technicolor carving knife ...
Hometown boy makes good! The Marie of the 6th Arrondisement in Paris, along with the University Paris Diderot, will host a two week long exposition honoring the 35 year career in music and literature of Elliott Murphy from September 10 - 26, 2008 entitled Elliott Murphy - Last of the Rock Stars - Retrospective that will culminate with a live concert on 26 September. It will be located in the beautiful Mairie (town hall) of the 6th Arrondisement in Paris right near the famous cafés of St. Germain. If you're planning a trip to Paris and you're an Elliott Murphy fan it's a great time to visit the city of light which Elliott has called home for the past 18 years. Right click on the image to download a full size, press quality PDF poster. (It's a big file.)
Elliott, Gaspard and Bruce: On June 27, 2008 Elliott Murphy and his talented guitarist son Gaspard Murphy joined Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for "Born To Run" in front of 50,000 ecstatic fans at Parc de Princes in Paris, France. When Bruce invited Elliott to join him on stage shortly before the show and suggested "Born to Run" Elliott thought he might be unsure of the chords but Gaspard piped in that he could teach Dad as he knew the song by heart. And Bruce, in an incredible gesture of generosity, said "Well, if you know the song Gaspard then you can come up and play it too!" An unforgettable night for a father and son reunion and a memory that will last forever. See a larger version of the photo.
US radio airplay! "What's That" - an exciting up-tempo track from Elliott's recent release Notes From The Underground in which he sings his way through the entire alphabet ("A is for amazed when you walk out of the show - B is for bedazzled its the witching hour") is receiving airplay on NEXT: A New Music Show on radio station The Peak 107.1 from White Plains, New York. If you listen to The Peak and would like to hear more Elliott Murphy music on that great rock station send them an email at email@example.com and let them know.
New album now available! Elliott Murphy's new album Notes From The Underground is now available in the store here at elliottmurphy.com. It's also available at iTunes:
New online store! We've launched a new store here at elliottmurphy.com. Most of the items are available at our special "nice" price. We'll be adding more items soon. Visit the new store HERE.
Remember though, this is just a small portion of the Elliott Murphy CDs and LPs available. You can find a much larger collection at the "Official" Elliott Murphy store located HERE. You'll also find T-Shirts and books there.
New MP3 of "Canaries In The Mind." A solo acoustic version of the song from Coming Home Again. LISTEN NOW
Elliott Murphy and Red Lounge Records announce the release of The Murphys - The 1973 Aquashow Demos - on a limited Vinyl edition:
The album features a stunning photo from the original Aquashow sessions taken at the Plaza Hotel in New York City and consists of the very high quality demos that Elliott Murphy, Matthew Murphy and friend George Gates recorded before the final Aquashow sessions. Click here for more information and to order.
You can now purchase selected song downloads directly from this site. Currently you can purchase individual songs from Coming Home Again for $0.99 each. More songs will be added in the future.
New CD! Coming Home Again
From the opening drum fill of "Pneumonia Alley" it's clear that Elliott Murphy's 29th album Coming Home Again is something very special in the career of this legendary singer-songwriter. Coming Home Again is already being talked about as a return to the classic Murphy songwriting style that marked his early albums Aquashow and Just A Story From America. Recorded in Le Havre, France with a talented crew of musicians from Europe and America including virtuoso French guitarist Olivier Durand and New York keyboardist Kenny Margolis. In this impressive collection of 13 new songs Murphy tips his hat to cultural icons as diverse as Hemingway and Paris Hilton and exotic locales from India to Veracruz although the music and words belongs to that mythical place his fans now call Murphyland. They will even give you a passport if you ask!*
Coming Home Again features moving anthems ("Pneumonia Alley") and righteous rockers ("Marianne's Garage Sale") and of course the tender ballads Murphy is famous for "(Making Friends With The Dead" & "Home Again") as well as a eulogy to a fallen musical comrade ("Jesse"). The album includes a track so radio-friendly ("A Touch of Kindness") that perhaps we'll be hearing Elliott Murphy back on the radio all over the world once again as with his FM hits of the past "Drive All Night" and "Anastasia."
Murphy (who with guitarist Olivier Durand plays over 100 shows a year all over Europe) says that most of the songs were recently written on the road: "After my blues album Murphy Gets Muddy I wanted to get back to a rich and diverse sound and I was confident that my current band (drummer Alan Fatras [ex-Moon Martin] and bassist Laurent Pardo [ex-Kid Pharoen] and of course guitarist Olivier Durand could give me what I wanted to hear when we went into the studio. In fact, I could hear the finished songs in my head even before we began recording and all the musicians seemed to read my mind. We recorded in-between tours at Florent Barbier's [ex-Roadrunners] brand new studio in Le Havre. For many years now I've been an expatriate American musician living in Paris and on the road and to tell the truth I don't know where home is anymore. But I know that Coming Home Again is where I want to be."
Come home to the legendary sound of singer-songwriter Elliott Murphy with Coming Home Again and you'll never want to leave!
iTunes! Almost all of Elliott's albums are now available for purchase at iTunes, both in Europe and the US. 24 albums are currently available, including the "Vintage Series" releases (which are available at a special low price). You can purchase entire albums or individual songs. And the best part is all the proceeds go to Elliott, not some record label somewhere. Click this button to view Elliott's albums at iTunes.
New MP3 of "Open City." A radio performance of "Open City" By Elliott and Olivier Durand at Radio Paradiso on Suisse Radio recorded February 24, 2006. LISTEN NOW
Read Elliott's thoughts about Paul Nelson who died recently. Paul was important to Elliott in the early days of his career and without Paul's help Elliott would probably never have been noticed by the rock critics who were so influential at the time. Read Elliott's essay HERE.
Download Elliott's original handwritten lyrics for "Winners, Losers, Beggars, Choosers."
Franck Dumaine was kind enough to send us the original handwritten lyrics for this classic song. We've reproduced them as a PDF file which you can download HERE.
Aquashow featured in Uncut magazine. The April 2006 edition of the UK's Uncut magazine features a full page article on Aquashow under the heading "All-Time Classics." We've reproduced it as a PDF file which you can download HERE.
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Download Elliott's original liner notes for the Velvet Underground's 1969 Live
Elliott recently came across his original liner notes for the Velvet Underground's 1969 Live album. We've reproduced them as a PDF file which you can download HERE.
There was a time, back in high school, when I listened to jazz more then any other kind of music. Not at Harlem clubs of course (I was too young and too white to get in) or even on my home stereo but when I was actually there in the school building, bored out of my mind, waiting for the bell to freedom to ring at 3:05. At home we had a few record players, my older sister had one that folded up like a suitcase with two speakers that swung out on either side where you could stack 45rpm pop singles on a thick bobbin, one dropping on top of another. My parents liked those albums of Broadway musicals that they had already seen like My Fair Lady or The Music Man and maybe some Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Perry Como or Johnny Mathis too. They had a powerful mono record player in a dark cherry wood cabinet. Personally, I don't think I had a big record collection at that age, just a few singles and albums, but I liked surf music and The Kingston Trio and especially Dion. Still do, in fact.
In 1965 I was a junior in high school, sophomore year, and my father had died that autumn soon after I entered school for the new year. It was like everything changed in my world and yet nothing changed in the world around me; like living in a void and trying to avoid being sucked into a black hole of sadness that was always waiting in the emptiness. I don't even remember how I felt and that's a good thing, I suppose. After my father died, the music kind of stopped in my house although there were musical instruments everywhere: baby grand piano, Hammond B3 Organ, even a shiny Xylophone. But my mom couldn't bear to listen to any of the records she and my father had loved and she stopped singing along to records while cooking dinner, something she had always done and I always loved. Later, she got into rock ‘n roll and even now at 87 years old that's all she listens to. She even sings a little.
My high school homeroom teacher was Mr. Borat and I still remember his name, not because there was a film with that same name a few years ago but because he was a cool guy and he let me slide when I arrived late to school as often happened. He also taught chemistry and I was in his class as well. My scholastic pattern, from Junior High on, had been to do very well the first quarter – sometimes even making the honors list – and then it went downhill from there. Basically, I couldn't get into the concept of homework. When I got home all I wanted to do was watch TV or play guitar. And still, I always knew what I was missing in terms of past assignments and many afternoons I took home all my books thinking this was the night I was going to catch up. And I never did and was dragged down by guilt. White Middle Class blues …
I suppose I did okay the first quarter of chemistry class but when my father died I was out for a week or so and it was so strange going back to class. I walked through those same gloomy halls and friends came up to me and said how sorry they were that my Dad passed away. Teachers too, because he was well known and the word went around town fast. But I didn't want to hear any of that. I just wanted to escape. Still can't stand going to funerals but I guess I'm not alone in that. Mr Borat kept giving me passing grades in chemistry when I was obviously failing and said he understood it was tough for me to concentrate with everything that was going on in my head. Like I said, cool guy.
My junior year was 1965-66, my Dad died in October and the school year ended in June like always. By the spring of 1966 I wasn't the same square kid in chino's and a button down shirt who started classes that past autumn. I was smoking pot, growing my hair long, playing in bands and my guidance counselor told me I was turning into a hippie although I didn't know what that meant. The summer of love was still a year away and Tom Wolfe's Electric Kool Aid Acid test, which spread the adventures of LSD pioneer Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters around the world didn't come out until 1968. The most radical books around that I could relate to were still Salinger's Catcher in the Rye and Kerouac's On The Road. But those got me by.
Like all high school students I had classes in English and Math and Biology and all the usual subjects that you can't figure out how any of it will ever apply to real life. But I did take two high school courses, which proved invaluable later on – the first was typing (and I'm a very fast typist to this day and was ready when computers took over the world) and the second was business math where I learned how to balance my checkbook. Scholastically, I was in a netherworld because in the 8th Grade, before high school officially began, I was put into advanced classes as I had scored high on those tests they give you that show your potential. And that I passed those advanced courses meant that they would count toward my high school graduation credits. But I didn't want to be top of my class, wasn't cool to my way of thinking. High potential/low achievement – that was the club I wanted to join! Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that I was fucking off pretty regularly my last two years in high school but it didn't really matter. In fact, I tried to get left back to avoid the draft and Vietnam and was confronted in the parking lot by the principal who told me I was a bad influence – guess he meant that long haired, pot smoking musicians were not welcome to stay on another year – and he would make sure all my teachers passed me which they did, much to my disappointment.
But getting back to Jazz: sometimes you were stuck in these non-classes that were called "study hall" but if you wanted you could skip that and go to the Library instead where you had access to all the books you needed to study, I guess, which I never did. Garden City, Long Island, was a wealthy upper-middle class town, forty minutes from the New York City and the public school system was lauded as being as good as any private school. So I guess for parents who didn't want to send their kids away to school and still wanted them to get into good colleges it was the perfect town, 99% white and middle class where sports passed as culture. 100% boring for me who would have preferred to have grown up in some California beach town like, say, Laguna Beach, where I could surf and skateboard. And now I live in Paris which is about as far from southern California as you can go life-style wise. But then again, maybe not, as there's a lot of wine being downed in both places. But not by me, anymore, I might add.
So the spacious and affluent library of Garden City High School was well stocked with books, newspapers and magazines and even a few soundproofed rooms where you could listen to LPs, of which there were a few hundred. Now I'm sure you can imagine what kind of records they had there: John Phillip Souza marching band music and some corny folk music like Burl Ives singing about a woman who swallowed a fly. There must have been a classical section as well but I glazed over that when I found that there was a pretty decent jazz collection, most of it untouched. I always thought cool Mr. Borat must have had something to do with. Once I asked him what he did on weekends, he was a bachelor and lived in the Bronx. Not many of the teachers at Garden City public schools could afford to live there. There were a few, especially Mr. Goodwin, who got me writing short stories when I was 13 years old. He was a hipster who lived in a cool funky old house and turned me on to John Steinbeck. God bless him.
Mr. Borat told me that on Weekends he went down to the village to listen to jazz. I asked him where he went and he said he liked the "The Five Spot" and that name always stayed in my brain. Who he went to see, I don't know. Maybe Charlie Parker. Was he still alive? I know he liked Miles Davis but his favorite was Thelonious Monk. I never knew too many jazz musicians although I did know Don Cherry and sort of jammed with him one night at the old Tramps on 15th Street. Don lived in the same building in Long Island City as my bassist Ernie Brooks and we met there a few times when I was rehearsing at Ernie's.
The old Tramps on 15th Street in NYC was not really a jazz club, more of a blues and rock place, but Don Cherry had a gig there one night in the early 80' and I went down alone to see him. First I went to eat some Sushi at a place I liked on 2nd Avenue that Garland Jeffreys had turned me onto and that night I got inspired while sitting at the Sushi Bar and wrote a poem about the place that I don't have or remember anymore. But it was called something like "hold up at the Sushi Bar" and then I went to see Don Cherry at Tramps with a few Saki's under my belt and he asked if I wanted to come up and jam on stage. How it happened, I don't know. Did I tell Don I had this poem? Did he ask me to come up and sing or play guitar? Anyway, I got up on that little Tramps stage and kind of did a thing with my poem, half singing, and half talking while Don riffed around it with his pocket trumpet and we got a nice round of applause. Always wondered if anyone recorded it. Hope so because that was my moment with a jazz legend. But I also should mention Richard Davis, an extraordinary jazz upright bassist who played on "You Never Know What You're In For" on Night Lights. Made it swing, he did!
Okay man, let's get back to 1966 and my father was dead and my schoolwork was dead and I was hanging in the library and was about to get thrown out for making too much noise or something and decided to go check out the music section. I think you had to fill out a request and give it to the librarian who would get the record for you, maybe three at a time was the most, and I had heard of Miles Davis so he was the first one I asked for. Study hall period lasted just about an hour so that was just about one albums worth of time. And I remember doing that every day and then staying after school to listen to more jazz albums by Monk and Coltrane and Charlie Parker and any of those Bebop guys. I was taking a music course at the time and wrote some jazz quartet piece called Clouds which I got me an A in and the teacher, Mr. Konowitz, told me I could be a real musician if I put my mind to it and stopped fooling around. But I didn't stop fooling around and I became a real musician anyway.
Sometimes in the library, I sat with my pals Chuck Phinney and Dave Greene who were in my class and proto-hippies like myself who had also had started smoking pot. There weren't more then half a dozen of us that I knew about. But I was looking for pot, had read about it and knew the jazz guys smoked it and Tommy Tucker, who played in all my high school bands, and I bought a nickel bag from Charlie Frazier who played the organ with Bo Diddley sometimes and whose mother played organ at the Episcopalian Church. Charlie told us what to do with it and we had to buy some rolling papers, which was pretty scary, and then we drove into Hempstead, the mostly black town next store, and parked behind the bus terminal and smoked the joint. I don't even know if we got high but I felt pretty good about the whole experience. Like a new life had arrived after the old one had died with my father.
Now, I find I'm listening to jazz again. Last summer in lieu of taking a vacation, I bought myself a decent Hi Fi system and now I try to buy vinyl records each week, mostly jazz because its easy on my long-suffering ears, that's one thing, and its so outside of what I do for a living that there's no conflict, no pressure, because I accept that I could never do what those guys did. But now I'm getting into it and I even know that there was an optometrist from Hackensack, New Jersey named Rudy Van Gelder who had a recording studio and was a brilliant engineer and his records are supposed to sound the best so I look for his name when I'm searching through the Vinyl bins that seem to be growing lately. They say Vinyl sales are up something like 30% this past year. Mostly, I see guys my age picking through those LPs with a concentrated look on their face like we're retracing the tracks of our youth. Serious stuff for us aging baby boomers.
Today, nearly fifty years later, I can still see myself sitting at a round table in the Garden City High School library with Chuck and Dave and the stern faced librarian coming over, telling us to keep it down, because we were probably stoned and caught in fits of laughing, and me going off and getting a Miles Davis record and sitting in this little sound proofed room with and listening to Jazz and entering another, safer world. There were no vocals on those instrumental jazz albums, no words, no one saying sorry about my father's death; just a bunch of exceptionally brilliant musicians trying to connect their soul, brain and heart, to get them working together to create something harmonic and meaningful and inspired. And that's what I was trying to do as well, get back into the rhythm of life and out of the stillness of death and get my own soul, brain and heart back from the grave. Dig it!
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