POWERTRANE

Powertrane
Title: Ann Arbor Revival Meeting  -  Company: Real O Mind (USA)
Cat No: (rom006)  -  Format: CD (album)  -  Rel: Nov 2002  -  Status: In print

 

And it was like a revival meeting. A revival meeting for Real Rock & Roll. Powertrane, Morgan's devastating band with legendary Detroit axe-man Robert Gillespie, bassist Chris "Box" Taylor and drummer Andrew Frost are joined by Ann Arbor native and Australian Hard Rock godfather Deniz "Iceman" Tek from Radio Birdman. If all that wasn't enough, local heroes Ron Asheton from the Stooges and Hiawatha from the Cult Heroes came down to play as well.
 

Track Listing:

R.I.P. R&R (S Morgan) (2:25 m:s)
Hangin' On (D Tek) (3:33 m:s)
Runaway Slaves (S Morgan) (4:13 m:s)
Ready To Ball (S Morgan) (2:42 m:s)
Blood From A Stone (D Tek) (3:48 m:s)
Taboo (Tyner/Gillespie) (5:31 m:s)
Earthy (S Morgan) (2:49 m:s)
ShellBack (D Tek) (3:27 m:s)
Love And learn (S Morgan) (3:29 m:s)
What Gives? (D Tek) (2:43 m:s)
Dangerous (S Morgan) (3:33 m:s)
Outside (D Tek) (6:36 m:s)
1969 (The Stooges) (3:47 m:s)
I Wanna Be Your Dog (The Stooges) (4:04 m:s)
Down On The Street (The Stooges) (3:49 m:s)
No Fun (The Stooges) (3:20 m:s)
TV Eye (The Stooges) (5:32 m:s)

 

The Musicians:

Scott Morgan - Guitars and Vocals  /  Deniz Tek - Guitars and Vocals  /  Robert Gillespie - Guitars  /  Chris "Box" Taylor - Bass and Vocals  /  Andrew Frost - Drums  -  Ron Asheton - Lead Guitar on tracks 13-17  /  Hiawatha Bailey - Lead Vocals on tracks 14-16
 

Technical Details:

Recorded by Josh Pardon  /  Mixed by Josh Pardon, Scott Morgan, Andrew Frost and Chris "Box" Taylor
 

Of Interest: Rest of Real O Mind press release

Real O Mind captured this on 16 tracks, mixed it down, mastered it up, and let me tell you - this is scary. Morgan and Tek share the bandleader spotlight, pretty much switching off on lead vocals depending on whose song was getting sung. The material is above first rate. The CD contains a mix of Sonic's Rendezvous Band, Hydromatics, Radio Birdman, and Deniz Tek Solo tunes. The RON comes out and the pandemonium level rises. The disc ends with a blast of 5 Stooges songs in a row. Hiawatha sings 3 of em, prowling like a maniacal black version of the Ig himself.

The performances on this album are, well, insane. Rock does not get much harder than this, folks. Morgan is well established as one of the best singers anywhere and he is right on the money here. Similarly, Tek has never sung better than on this album, period. With 3 and sometimes 4 amazing guitarists playing at the same time we were very careful about makin' sure the leads can all be heard well. Robert Gillespie in particular, is an animal here. When he blows leads, duck and cover. Taylor and Frost provide plenty of energy and on the money playing. Frost is a protégé of Mr. Rock Action of the Stooges while Taylor helped immensely in getting this project together.

SCOTT MORGAN

THREE CHORDS AND A CLOUD OF DUST

BOX SET - EASY ACTION RECORDS - 2013

 

This is an excellent quality 3 cds box set with a beautiful booklet, covering all of the GREAT Scott Morgan's incredible career from the Rationals to Sonics Rendezvous Band to Powertrane to the Solution etc etc etc... 

For more information and to order, go to www.easyactionrecords.co.uk.

 

TRACKS FEATURING DENIZ :

 

- Future / Now   - TEK, MORGAN & THE THREE ASSASSINS

- 1969 (Live)     - POWERTRANE

- Beyond the Sound - POWERTRANE

- 2+2=? ( Demo previously unreleased ) - POWERTRANE