The Jam Session: Little Axe
On a warm summer afternoon, Glenn Brooks, Jason Staczek, Mark Oppfelt
and Scott Boggan listened to music
accompanied by Thomas Kemper Weizenberry, a raspberry flavored wheat
Little Axe The Wolf that House Built
All of us had heard this CD before.
SHow does this
album wear, do you think?
listening to the first two cuts. The rest kind of disappear into the
ether for me.
what my reaction was. The initial idea really grabbed me - high tech
dance music married with the old time blues masters. But...
JIt feels like
the idea got spent quick.
SYeah. I think
they could have done cooler blues samples and had more of them.
GMore of the
samples, and less of the...
the blues voices are what I enjoyed the most about the album.
soul vocals by Skip McDonald, I guess, are great.
SNow these are
the guys who were in Tackhead, right?
MA good CD to put
on as background schlock.
GAs the resident
middle-ager I have say it's damn hard to read liner notes in little tiny
white type in italics against a dark background.
SAll knocked out,
black out of grays. It's the Raygun thing.
JThey want to
make sure only folks under thirty read the magazine.
The Time Has Come
JThis is good
music to talk about other things.
interesting. I see a similarity to Us 3, the acid jazz thing. But that
seems to appeal more to a black audience, where this seems to be aimed
more at a white audience.
definitely a new age influence on this cut that's not going to appeal to
a hip crowd.
MVangelis. When I
hear this I would never think house music.
JIt seems like
they pegged it in the first one, right on. They got the full concept
right on the head.
GIt sounds like
they did the first cut and said "Hey this is great, let's do a
whole CD. How much time can we get in the studio? Gee, that's not enough
- oh well, let's get what we can."
SThis is good
music for cooking eggs.
MGood music to
make monkey love by.
some age differences here....
GYeah, I think
this would be music for taking a big hot bubble bath.
JI thought you
we're going to say something else...
MYeah, take the
Sunday paper and hit the can...
JI can definitely
say I would not like this CD in the can.
GThis is just
Tackhead with blues samples.
MI don't know
GYou've heard the
CD, you know Tackhead.
JDo you have any
GNo, I don't. I
have some Gabby Pahinui.
JI can hear the
Hear My Cry
JI've lost the
MThe Wolf's gone.
I dunno where we are.
restaurant in London somewhere. I saw a review in Rolling Stone that
gave this like four stars. In a group review, a sidebar.
That's mighty generous.