the BLACK GANG usa
usa 1999 single THIS IS A PRAYER kill rock stars krs 352 yellow vinyl
this piece of yellow-gold vinyl is 'a tour totem' of a 1998 one-off project by a (said to be) experimental guitar virtuoso, a bassist and a drummer. it was recorded afterwards, in january 1999, and judging from this only material which is available i think the shows have been experimental indeed. and very instrumental: the short text of the title track rather is spoken than sung.
the program included a re-make of A CARROT IS AS CLOSE AS A RABBIT GETS TO A DIAMOND, one of the instrumentals from doc at the radar station. as there never seems to be a piano player around, as usual this cover version is a guitar solo. the guitarist plays the tune convincingly precise, however some raw string touchings disturb the quality just a little bit too often for a perfect rendition. but it sure is close to it.
later, the core of this group would record an other cover version as 'mike watt'. it was released in 2003 on the various artist 'tribute to captain beefheart & his magic band' neon meate dream of a octafish
click clack back to the covers or return to the power station
captain beefheart electricity
as felt by teejo