Tag Archives: 1996

On June 15, 2018.

On June 15, 2018, Matthew Tyler Murphy aka Matt “Guitar” Murphy died aged 88. He was was guitarist best known as member The Blues Brothers Band and his work with Howlin’ Wolf. Murphy released four solo albums:

  • Way Down South- 1990
  • The Blues Don’t Bother Me- 1996
  • Lucky Charm – 2000
  • Last Call- 2010

 

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On May 28, 1996.

On May 28, 1996, “Warner Bros” label released “Good God’s Urge”, the second and final Porno for Pyros studio album. It was recorded in 1996, and was produced by Perry Farrell, Thomas Johnson and Matt Hyde.

Personnel:

  • Perry Farrell – vocals, percussion, samples, harp, keyboards
  • Peter DiStefano – guitars, samples, backing vocals
  • Martyn LeNoble – bass
  • Stephen Perkins – drums, percussion, samples, backing vocals
  • Thomas Johnson – samples, sounds, keyboards
  • David J, Mike Watt, Flea – bass
  • Daniel Ash – guitar
  • Kevin Haskins – samples
  • Dave Navarro – guitar intro
  • Matt Hyde – intro slide guitar, samples, slide guitar
  • Lili Haydn – violin
  • Ralf Rickert – trumpet
  • Leo Chelyapov – clarinet
  • John Flannery – space guitar intro, chorus, backing vocals, trash can
  • Josh “Bagel” Klassman, Christine Cagle, Shawn London, Kimberly Juarez – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Porpoise Head
  2. 100 Ways
  3. Tahitian Moon
  4. Kimberly Austin
  5. Thick of it All
  6. Good God’s / Urge!
  7. Wishing Well
  8. Dogs Rule the Night
  9. Freeway
  10. Bali Eyes

On May 28, 1996.

On May 28, 1996, “Bomp!” label released “Take It from the Man!”, the third Brian Jonestown Massacre studio album. November 1995 – February 1996, and was produced by Larry Thrasher.

Personnel:

  • Anton Newcombe– vocals, guitar, bass, organ, mellotron, drums
  • Matt Hollywood– vocals, bass, guitar
  • Dean Taylor, Jeff Davies, Mara Keagle – guitar
  • Brian Glaze– drums
  • Joel Gion– percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Anton Newcombe, Matt Hollywood, Dean Taylor, Jeff Davies, Mara Keagle, Brian Glaze and Joel Gion, except where noted.

 

  1. Vacuum Boots
  2. Who?
  3. Oh Lord
  4. Caress
  5. (David Bowie I Love You) Since I Was Six
  6. Straight Up and Down
  7. Monster – Anton Newcombe, Jeff Davies
  8. Take It from the Man
  9. S.A.
  10. Mary, Please
  11. Monkey Puzzle
  12. Fucker
  13. Dawn
  14. Cabin Fever
  15. In My Life
  16. The Be Song
  17. My Man Syd
  18. Straight Up and Down (long version)

On May 21, 1996.

On May 21, 1996, “Righteous Babe” label released “Dilate”, the seventh Ani DiFranco studio album. It was recorded December 1995 – January 1996, and was produced by Ani DiFranco.

Personnel:

  • Ani DiFranco – synthesizer, acoustic guitar, bass, guitar, bongos, electric guitar, steel guitar, Hammond organ, vocals, thumb piano, mixing,  sampling,  arranger, sequencing, artwork, design
  • Michael Ramos – Hammond organ
  • Andy Stochansky– drums
  • David Travers-Smith – trumpet
  • Robin Aubé, Bob Doidge, Andrew Gilchrist, Mark Hallman, Marty Lester, Ed Stone – engineer
  • Chris Bellman – mastering
  • Adam Pause – artwork, design
  • Mark Van-S – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ani DiFranco, except where noted.

  1. Untouchable Face
  2. Outta Me, Onto You
  3. Superhero
  4. Dilate
  5. Amazing Grace – John Newton
  6. Napoleon
  7. Shameless
  8. Done Wrong
  9. Going Down
  10. Adam and Eve
  11. Joyful Girl

On May 17, 1996.

On May 17, 1996, John Watson Jr. aka Johnny “Guitar” Watson died aged 61. He was guitarist, singer and songwriter, known as the pioneer of guitar feedback and reverb. His recording career spanned forty years, with biggest success in his funk era, with the albums “Ain’t That a Bitch” (1976), “A Real Mother for Ya” (1977), and “Funk Beyond the Call of Duty” (1977). Watson died of a heart attack while on tour in Yokohama, Japan, collapsing mid guitar solo.

On January 25, 1996.

On January 25, 1996, Albert Bernard Grossman died aged 58. He was entrepreneur and manager, best known as manager of Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Peter, Paul and Mary, The Band, Todd Rundgren, Odetta, Gordon Lightfoot and Ian & Sylvia. In 1969 he built the “Bearsville Recording Studio” near Woodstock, and in 1970 he founded “Bearsville Records”.

On January 9, 1996.

On January 9, 1996, “Anthem” label released “Victor”, debut Alex Lifeson solo album. It was recorded October 1994 – July 1995, at “Lerxst Sound” (Alex Lifeson’s home studio), and was produced by Alex Lifeson.

Personnel:

  • Alex Lifeson- spoken vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, mandola, programming
  • Les Claypool, Peter Cardinali- bass
  • Bill Bell – guitar
  • Dalbello, Edwin- lead vocals
  • Blake Manning- drums
  • Colleen Allen– horn
  • Charlene Lifeson, Esther – dialogue

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Care – Alex Lifeson
  2. Promise – Alex Lifeson, Bill Bell
  3. Start Today – Alex Lifeson
  4. X – Alex Lifeson
  5. At the End – Alex Lifeson, Adrian Zivojinovich
  6. Sending Out a Warning – Alex Lifeson, Bill Bell
  7. Shut Up Shuttin’ Up – Alex Lifeson, Bill Bell, Charlene Lifeson , Esther
  8. Strip and Go Naked – Alex Lifeson, Bill Bell
  9. The Big Dance – Alex Lifeson, Adrian Zivojinovich
  10. Victor – Lifeson,  H. Auden (based on a poem by W. H. Auden)
  11. I Am the Spirit – Alex Lifeson, Bill Bell