TOMAHAWK Guitarist Discusses Upcoming CD - May 3, 2007
TOMAHAWK guitarist Duane Denison, best known for his work with the now-defunct JESUS LIZARD, recently spoke to MTV.com about the group's forthcoming album, "Anonymous", due in stores June 19.
"TOMAHAWK fans, I think they'll like it," Denison said of the upcoming CD, which features rock songs constructed from the foundations of melodies created by North America's indigenous people. "It's a bit different from the previous two albums, which are fairly straightforward modern rock. But really, this album's not so different for us. It's still a rock album, and people who like what [Mike] Patton does expect him to continually do different stuff. So, some people might hate it and think it's a stupid idea, that it's pretentious crap and ask us what we were thinking. Other people will like it because it's different and well done. We'll just have to see."
"Anonymous" contains 13 tracks, including "Totem", "Mescal Rite 1", "Song of Victory" and "Long, Long Weary Day", and while the band was recording it in Nashville, Denison claims it "tried as much as possible to eat buffalo meat and drink whiskey, to get in the mood." He said TOMAHAWK have no concrete touring plans around the release, with their members all involved in other projects: Patton has PEEPING TOM, drummer John Stainer is in BATTLES and Denison recently launched U.S.S.A.
"The hardest thing about making this record was finding the approach for each tune," he said. "Most of these, as they were transcribed, were pretty bare bones — simply a melody with a rhythmic pattern to it, which was maybe played on a nose flute with clapping as the simple accompaniment. So, we took a lot of liberties, and filled in a lot of space. The majority of what you hear is more written by us than what's originally notated. So, we just had to pick an approach for each song and take it from there."
Read the entire interview at http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/155855 ... ndex.jhtml
I'm really starting to get excited about something Patton released again. It's making my dick wet. This album is growing on me. Whoo Hah!
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