Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock
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Manring, Alexander and Skolnick are awesome!
statuseeker | Canada | 11/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Rating: 9.5 / 10 Tim "Herb" Alexander - Drums (ex-Primus, Laundry)
Alex Skolnick - Guitar (ex-Testament, Savatage, Skolpatrol)
Michael Manring - Bass (no explanation needed)
These players got together on the Manring solo album "Thonk" and decided to recreate the magic of their playing, as a band as Attention Deficit. All three are one the best in their respective fields and they don't let anyone down here. The music can be described as pure experimental at its best. I was blown away from the opening track "ATM" right on through to the final track "Say Hello To My Little Friend"(one of the many references to Scarface). Herb's drumming is great as usual, I think this guy can lay a groove over anything, and I mean ANYTHING! Skolnick shows his influence of the great jazz player John Scofield in numerous places. If you are expecting to hear "Practice What You Preach" revised I would have to say you will be very disappointed. Manring pick up where he left off in "Thonk" and if there is anything sweeter sounding than a Zon bass played by the master himself, I haven't heard it. If your looking for an album that sounds like nothing you have heard before and you love progressive, experimental music, this should be already in your cd collection.Statuseeker
A brilliant album!! Give it a try!!!
richard from omaha | Omaha, NE United States | 03/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Criminally overlooked 'super-group' tear it up on their debut CD. Skolnick I'd never heard before, he makes nice use of texture and has a nasty tone as well. Alexander's drums sound absolutely huge, like Bonham on steroids. Manring is just nasty, the fretless harmonics and chord work he employs here are a mini-textbook on the future of bass guitar. For three guys who'd never played together before, they mesh well. Very little noodling and some solid compositions, I hope they get a chance to do this again."
For serious musicians only!
B. Bernardini | San Antonio, Texas United States | 08/29/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"On this cd, you really have to understand Michael Manrings,
bass playing and his "bass explorations". Honestly it took
a few listens, but it is a very good cd. The sounds he uses,
are very "inventive" ,with a splash of the late great
Jaco Pastorious(Weather Report). Very interesting cd,"keep
them coming Michael". This CD has some fine guests,
Paul McCanles,of the group OREGON. Its basically Manrings and drummer,and guitar.Like I said."if you are a bass player,
this is a must for a different type of ear candy!!!"