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Monday, September 7, 2009

ROLLINS BAND (ABO #266)


ROLLINS BAND
UNDER THE SPELL

Almost immediately after the legendary punk/hardcore band Black Flag called it quits in 1987, lead singer Henry Rollins issued his first solo releases, Hot Animal Machine and Drive By Shootings (the latter an EP credited to Henrieta Collins and the Wifebeating Childhaters), featuring longtime friend Chris Haskett on guitar, bassist Bernie Wandel, and drummer Mick Green. But Rollins missed being part of a true band, hence the formation of the Rollins Band. Similar in style to the Flag's latter direction (Sabbath-esque riff-heavy hardcore metal), the Rollins Band enlisted ex-Gone members Sim Cain (drums) and Andrew Weiss (bass), while Haskett remained onboard. The group quickly made a name for themselves with their explosive concerts and nonstop touring, as soundman Theo Van Rock signed on as well (Rock's contributions were so great that he was often credited as a fifth member of the band).
A steady stream of releases followed: 1988's Life Time (produced by Fugazi's Ian MacKaye), 1989's Do It and Hard Volume, as well as the 1990 live set Turned On. But the Rollins Band caught their big break when Perry Farrell invited them to join his inaugural Lollapalooza festival tour in the summer of 1991. Opening up the day's multi-band concert proved to be quite a challenge — playing in the baking early afternoon heat while concert-goers were still arriving — but the thousands who had never even heard of the Rollins Band were now well aware of the group's gripping, thought-provoking heavy rock. The buzz on the band was growing and their next release, 1992's The End of Silence (their first for Imago Records), proved to be their best selling album thus far, spawning such popular MTV videos as "Low Self Opinion".
Weiss left the band after the tour in support of End of Silence wrapped up and was replaced by New York City funk bassist Melvin Gibbs, recommended by Living Colour's Vernon Reid. The Rollins Band's 1994 release Weight proved to be the biggest hit of their career. 1997 saw the release of the band's debut for the massive DreamWorks label, Come in and Burn, but stagnation began setting in and Rollins dismissed his bandmates shortly after the conclusion of its supporting tour. He then enrolled californian hard rockers Mother Superior with whom he went to release two albums, 2000's Get Some Go Again and 2001's Nice before calling it quits until rumours of the Weight line-up comeback. Until a new album and a new tour happens, which isn't sure as of today, here's the Rollins Band's baistophe covering their 7 studio albums. Enjoy.








My ROLLINS BAND List
1 - Weight (1994)
2 - The End of Silence (1992)

3 - Life Time (1987)
4 - Come In and Burn (1997)
5 - Hard Volume (1989)
6 - Get Some Go Again (2000)
7 - Nice (2001)


RIYL:
Soundgarden, Rage Against the Machine, Black Flag

1 comment:

dick said...

F'IN GREAT thank you