Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Yo I Killed Your God
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
When guitarist Marc Ribot debuted Shrek, the band's eponymous debut stood out for its scouring, threshing-floor look at Albert Ayler's ecstatic free jazz and a panoply of sounds more popularly associated with someone like ... more »
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When guitarist Marc Ribot debuted Shrek, the band's eponymous debut stood out for its scouring, threshing-floor look at Albert Ayler's ecstatic free jazz and a panoply of sounds more popularly associated with someone like Tom Waits. Again here you'll find assorted trips into the unknown, but few if any of them have the loose feel of Ribot's Shrek debut. Instead, you get one uptempo Cuban-flavored piece that smacks of the guitarist's major-label CD, Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos, a bunch of scrappy, punked-up No Wave roughshods, and even some abstract immersions. It's totally understandable that a CD with a guitarist who's made his way into Waits's bands, John Lurie's Lounge Lizards, and multiple John Zorn projects would sound a bit uneven. In fact, the unevenness is really just a manifestation of the constant skewerings Ribot applies to everything. So dig in if you've got the will. --Andrew Bartlett
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you have ever seen Ribot live, you know how lacking the digital compact disc is at capturing his truly ecstatic sound. But this album comes as close as possible to evoking the zeitgeist of Shrek's live performances of '92 and '94. The sound is one part Rootless Cosmopolitans ("The Wind Cries Mary"), one part Los Cubanos Postizos ("Softly as in a Morning Sunrise," "Jamon Con Yuca"), and six or seven parts Avant-Punk--a strange combination of the most absurd cartoon music of John Zorn and the most serious anti-pop anthems of the Minutemen. This CD is not just another live one; it is an aural collage of Ribot's manifold styles."
THANK YOU GOD , FOR ART-PUNK
oguz | Istanbul , Turkey | 01/15/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is really a cleaver&dangereous music . Marc Ribot like to play in studios for another people , but he's very good in his works. What can i say , thank you god for Marc Ribot ! Art-Punk find The gitar-warrior!!!"
And now for something completely different.
Michael Stack | North Chelmsford, MA USA | 07/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"An unnervingly eclectic live album, Marc Ribot's "Yo! I Killed Your God" finds the downtown New York guitar virtuoso exploring dozens of forms. Clear influences throughout include the no wave scene of the recent New York past and his many collaborators (genre bender John Zorn, Tom Waits), but I also detect a flavor of Captain Beefheart in here as well, particularly in the angular guitar tone sometimes recalling the sounds of Zoot Horn Rollo. Add to that Ribot's bizarre spoken word vocal, and you should have a good idea what to expect.
There's really not much more to say about this one, it covers dozens of styles and if you're into that sort of thing in a punky context, check this out, you'll love it (I did). If not, stick with his straighter material."