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On October 24, 2000.

On October 24, 2000, “Blue Note” label released “The Dropper”, the tenth Medeski, Martin & Wood album. It was recorded 1999 – 2000, at “Shacklyn” in Brooklyn, New York City, and was produced by John Medeski, Billy Martin, and Chris Wood.

Personnel:

  • John Medeski – keyboards
  • Billy Martin – drums, percussion
  • Chris Wood – basses
  • Marshall Allen – alto sax
  • Marc Ribot – guitars
  • Eddie Bobe – congas
  • Paula Potocki – surdo
  • Charlie Burnham – violin
  • Joan Wasser – violin
  • Jane Scarpantoni – cello
  • Scotty Hard, David Baker – engineer, mixing
  • Phillip Harvey – engineer assistant
  • Phil Painson – engineer assistant
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Andy Van Dette – mastering assistant
  • Chippy- art direction, design
  • Danny Clinch – photography

Track listing:

  1. We Are Rolling
  2. Big Time
  3. Fèlic
  4. Partido Alto
  5. Illinization
  6. Bone Digger
  7. Note Bleu
  8. The Dropper
  9. Philly Cheese Blunt
  10. Sun Sleigh
  11. Tsukemono
  12. Shacklyn Knights
  13. Norah 6

On October 15, 1996.

On October 15, 1996, “Gramavision” label released “Shack-man”, the fourth Medeski Martin & Wood studio album. It was recorded in June 1996, at “The Snack” in Hawaii, and was produced by John Medeski, Billy Martin, Chris Wood and David Baker.

Personnel:

  • John Medeski – Hammond B3 organ, clavinet, Wurlitzer electric piano, Pianet T, toy piano, Yamaha CSO1 II
  • Billy Martin – drums, percussion, artwork
  • Chris Wood – acoustic bass, electric basses, guitar
  • David Baker – recording engineer, mixing
  • Carl Green, Mark Kindermann – recording engineer assistant
  • Katsu Naito – mixing
  • Bob Ward 0 editing
  • Dr. Toby Mountain – mastering
  • Hans Wendl – executive producer
  • Michael Macioce – band photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Medeski, Billy Martin, and Chris Wood except where noted.

  1. Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus – traditional, arr. by John Medeski, Billy Martin, Chris Wood
  2. Think
  3. Dracula
  4. Bubblehouse
  5. Henduck
  6. Strance of the Spirit Red Gator
  7. Spy Kiss
  8. Lifeblood
  9. Jelly Belly
  10. Night Marchers
  11. Kenny

On August 11, 1998.

On August 11, 1998, “Blue Note” label released “Combustication”, the fifth Medeski Martin & Wood studio album. It was recorded in 1998, at “The Magic Shop” in New York City, and was produced by John Medeski, Billy Martin, Chris Wood, David Baker, and Scott Harding.

Personnel:

  • John Medeski– keyboards
  • Billy Martin– drums, percussion
  • Chris Wood– basses, bass drum
  • DJ Logic– turntables
  • Steve Cannon – spoken word
  • Juan Garcia – engineer
  • Danny Madorksy – engineer
  • Katsuhiko Naito – engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Jimmy Katz – band photography
  • Bleu Valdimer, Project Dragon – design

Track listing:

All music by John Medeski, Billy Martin and Chris Wood except where noted.

  1. Sugar Craft
  2. Just Like I Pictured It
  3. Start·Stop
  4. Nocturne
  5. Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho
  6. Whatever Happened to Gus – John Medeski, Billy Martin, Chris Wood, Steve Cannon
  7. Latin Shuffle
  8. Everyday People – Stewart
  9. Coconut Boogaloo
  10. Church of Logic – John Medeski, Billy Martin, Chris Wood, Kibler
  11. No Ke Ano Ahiahi – traditional
  12. Hypnotized
  • Includes a hidden song, “Combustication” which begins after two minutes of silence

In February 1981.

In February 1981, “RCA” label released “From the Tea-rooms of Mars …. to the Hell-holes of Uranus”, the second Landscape album. It was recorded 1979 – 1980, and was produced by Colin Thurston, Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms and John Walters.

Personnel:

  • Richard James Burgess- vocals, computer programming, electronic drums and percussion, synthesizers and drums. Roland MC8 microcomposer, System 100 modular synths, SDS-V electronic drums, Pearl drums, claptrap, Burgess amplified percussion
  • Christopher Heaton – keyboards and vocals. Yamaha CS80 polyphonic synthesizer, grand piano, Fender Rhodes pianowith ring modulator and effects, Casiotone 201 digital keyboard, Minimoog, Roland vocoders, Roland Chorus Echo
  • Andy Pask- bass guitar, bass synthesizers and vocals. Giffin fretted and fretless basses, Yamaha CS80, Roland ProMars synthesizer
  • Peter Thoms- electronic trombone, trombone and vocals. King 3B Trombone, Barcus Berry tranducer and graphic pre-amp, Roland pitch/voltage synthesizer and Chorus Echo, MXR Blue Box
  • John Walters- computer programming, wind synthesizers and Vocals. Computone wind synthesizer driver and Lyricon 1, Roland MC8, ProMars and System 100 synthesizers and vocoder, Selmer MKVI soprano saxophone
  • John Etchells, John Hudson, Brian Tench, Hugh Padgham, Andy Jackson, Peter Walsh, Rafe McKenna, Peter Smith, Steve Rance, Graeme Jackson, Rik Walton, Dave Hunt, David Baker, Colin Thurston – engineers

Track listing:

  1. European Man – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  2. Shake the West Awake – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  3. Computer Person – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  4. Alpine Tragedy / Sisters – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  5. Face of the 80’s – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  6. New Religion – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  7. Einstein A Go-Go – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  8. Norman Bates – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  9. The Doll’s House – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  10. From the Tea-rooms of Mars …. to the Hell-holes of Uran – Richard James Burgess, Christopher Heaton, Andy Pask, Peter Thoms, John Walters
  • Beguine
  • Mambo
  • Tango

On November 19, 1984.

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On November 19, 1984, “Arista” label released “Word of Mouth”, the twentieth Kinks studio album. It was recorded June 1983 – September 1984,  at “Konk Studio” in London, and was produced by Ray Davies.

Personnel:

  • Ray Davies- guitar, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
  • Dave Davies- guitar, background vocals, lead vocals
  • Jim Rodford- bass, background vocals
  • Mick Avory- drums
  • Bob Henrit- drums
  • Ian Gibbons- keyboards, background vocals
  • David Baker – engineer
  • Renate Sturmer – illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davies, except where noted.

  1. Do It Again
  2. Word of Mouth
  3. Good Day
  4. Living on a Thin Line – Dave Davies
  5. Sold Me Out
  6. Massive Reductions
  7. Guilty – Dave Davies
  8. Too Hot
  9. Missing Persons
  10. Summer’s Gone
  11. Going Solo

On May 14, 1991.

Mercury_Rev-Yerself_Is_Steam

On May 14, 1991, “Mint Films / Jungle Records” label released “Yerself Is Steam”, the debut Mercury Rev album. It was recorded 1990 – 1991, and was produced by David Baker, Jonathan Donahue,Dave Fridmann, Grasshopper,Dean Wareham, Suzanne Thorpe and Jimy Chambers.

Personnel:

  • Jonathan Donahue– silver pickup guitar, vocals
  • Grasshopper– unafon guitar reels
  • Suzanne Thorpe – point red flute
  • Dave Fridmann– bass explore, Majestic Bellowphone, additional engineering
  • David Baker– vocals
  • Jimy Chambers– drumming, blue-line
  • Gavazzi – trumpet
  • Dean Wareham – additional vocals
  • Keith Cleversley – engineer
  • Kristin Peterson – photography
  • Mooneyham – artwork

Track listing:

All songs written by Mercury Rev.

  1. Chasing a Bee
  2. Syringe Mouth
  3. Coney Island Cyclone
  4. Blue and Black
  5. Sweet Oddysee of a Cancer Cell t’ th’ Center of Yer Heart
  6. Frittering
  7. Continuous Trucks and Thunder Under a Mother’s Smile
  8. Very Sleepy Rivers