Monday, July 15, 2013

Turn it Over

One of the greatest bands ever, in a breathtaking re-mix by Bill Laswell. If Emergency! is one of my desert island albums, and rated 10 out of 10, the old TIO was a 7. And that's for the inherent musical content.

At now over 40 years old, TIO has some dated, corny and well-known elements. But the burning fire of exploration at this band's essence creates a timeless feeling on its best moments. And there are many.

A bow to Laswell, who has almost created a new album. The butterfly has emerged, and she likes it loud.