HARDWARE Third Eye Open (1992) & DEADLINE Dissident (1992)

HARDWARE Third Eye Open
DEADLINE Dissident (1992)
Laswell’s Never-Ending Studio Tour

Hardware is yet another in a long series of producer Bill Laswell’s experimentations with the fusion of every musical genre possible. In this case, a 70s-styled hard rock & soul power trio, with an unavoidable Hendrix spin and some funky underpinnings, courtesy of Funkadelic bassist Bootsy Collins. Drummer Buddy Miles’ thundering simplicity is front and center from the get go, but the entire project centers around guitarist/vocalist Stevie Salas. For something a bit more groovy, the Deadline moniker was first implemented by Laswell in the mid-80s, fusing African & industrial beats with funky synths and the studio’s kitchen sink. In 1992, Laswell resurrected the name with a whole new angle… three bassists; Jonas Hellborg, Bootsy Collins and Laswell himself, along with some familiar pals. The pace on Dissident is more groove-oriented and laid back but weird and quietly funky. Of course, they’re both out of print. Find Hardware (HERE) & Deadline (HERE) At Amazon.

HARDWARE
Got A Feelin(6:31)
Waiting On You
(6:10)
What’s Goin‘ Down (5:06)
Love Obsession (When The Eagle Flies) (4:32)
Hard Look (6:07)
Shake It (4:28)
The Walls Came Down (4:15)
500 Years (5:43)
Tell Me (5:22)
Leakin (4:21)

DEADLINE
Who’s Who (4:40)
Black Swans
(5:53)
World Disorder (4:51)
Refrain (5:17)
Heart Of Darkness (5:37)
The Stone That Speaks (5:30)
Broken Edge (4:39)

 

7 Comments

  • 1
    Capt. Willard
    January 11, 2010 - 16:21 | Permalink

    Find both HERE

  • 2
    drfeelgoed
    January 11, 2010 - 23:35 | Permalink

    Thanks, Laswell is almost always welcome in my collection!

  • 3
    marram62
    January 13, 2010 - 10:21 | Permalink

    i met laswell once at a praxis gig in san diego. he doesn't play too much over here on the west coast, wtf ever happened to that guy,eh?

  • 4
    Capt. Willard
    January 14, 2010 - 14:47 | Permalink

    Cool… he's probably holed up in a studio somewhere.

  • 5
    Hans
    January 24, 2010 - 10:03 | Permalink

    Hi,

    I only know Laswell from a fantastic 12inch somwere early 80's with Material. I think the title "don't loose control'. This music was hot at the club I worked as a dj. That is loooong ago.

    Gonna take a look at this.

  • 6
    Anonymous
    January 23, 2011 - 02:03 | Permalink

    Thanks For Deadline!!!

  • 7
    January 10, 2012 - 23:38 | Permalink

    Thanx, Willard. I’ve enjoyed [most of] what Laswell has done ever since the early 80s/Celluloid label days, but find him pretty hard to keep track of. Thanx for making the trail easier to follow!

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