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Material (70's)

One of the most high-profile projects of the endlessly prolific bassist and producer Bill Laswell, Material pioneered a groundbreaking fusion of jazz, funk, and punk that also incorporated elements of hip-hop and world music well before either's entrance into the mass cultural consciousness. Formed in 1979, the first Material lineup consisted of Laswell, multi-instrumentalist Michael Beinhorn, and drummer Fred Maher, all three staples of the downtown New York City underground music scene. The group, plus Kramer and a few others backed Gong's Daevid Allen during his New York visit, resulting in the album About Time by New York Gong. After Material's debut LP under their own name, Temporary Music, the group's ranks swelled to include figures ranging from Sonny Sharrock to Henry Threadgill to Fred Frith, additions which yielded 1981's superb Memory Serves. A guest list running the gamut from Nile Rodgers to a then-unknown Whitney Houston distinguished the avant funk of 1982's One Down, the final Material LP before a nearly decade-long hiatus; Laswell finally reassembled the troops in 1989 to record the atmospheric Seven Souls, which spotlighted the spoken word performances of the legendary William S. Burroughs. 1991's The Third Power brought the group back to its soulful roots, with guests including Herbie Hancock, Sly & Robbie, Maceo Parker, and the Jungle Brothers; after 1994's Hallucination Engine, another four-year hiatus preceded the release of the remix collection The Road to the Western Lands. Intonarumori followed in 1999. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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Very good sound.
can't wait to introduce this to my 6th grade world music class
prana is coming into me like never before. a source that knows no fear but peace, and playfullness .
one of my favorite bands the line up on H.engine and seven souls is amazing first was turned on to memory serves a groundbreaki n g album
trips me out freshly hip.
How do I tell Pandora that they have linked this bio to the wrong song and band? They linked it to a song by The Material...c o m p l e t e l y different that Materail.... a n y b o d y know how to tell them?
are they still together? would love to see them perform. thanks for the tips.
hallucianati o n engine is great if you like Indian (as in India) music.
have never heard of this group, or bill laswell. kind of strange considering i am "old school", having been a little kid in the 70s and a teenager in the 80s. i'll have to run it by my bf because he is the expert on anything and everything FUNK. anyway, thanks to pandora i know about bill :)
"Memory Serves" is a must have
great music

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