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Derek Smalls komt met solo-album
Spın̈al Tap-bassist verzamelt grote namen om zich heen
Muzieknieuws 18-01-2018 16:44
Derek Smalls, misschien wel de beste rockbassist ter wereld, komt met een solo-album. Daarop krijgt hij de hulp van vele groten der aarde.

Derek Smalls, van de beste rockband aller tijden, Spın̈al Tap komt met een solo-album. Daarop krijgt hij hulp van enkele groten der aarde, zoals Michael league van Snarky Puppy, David Crosby, Steely Dan's Donald Fagen, Peter Frampton, Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, Rick Wakeman van Yes, Dweezil Zappa, Joe Satriana en Steve Vai. Bij de trackbeschrijving lees je alle namen.

Sommige dingen kun je niet vertalen, zoals de omschrijvingen van alle nummers hieronder. Smalls omschrijft het project als:
"Halfway between 'rage against the dying light' and trying to find the light."
En op de vraag hoe hij zoveel mensen bij elkaar kreeg, antwoordde hij:
"Pity fuck."

Smalls gaat binnenkort op tour door de VS. 

De tracklist van Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing) 

1. Openture (met de Hungarian Studio Orchestra)
"The philosophy of this record, expressed in fewer words than I've taken to almost describe it."

2. Rock 'n' Roll Transplant (met Steve Lukather, Jim Keltner en Chad Smith)
"Whatever might be ailing you, rock 'n' roll is the cure. Ask Dr. Derek!"

3. Butt Call (met Phil X en Taylor Hawkins)
"In one lifetime, the telephone has gone from a miracle to a pain in the arse."

4. Smalls Change (met de Hungarian Studio Orchestra, Judith Owen, Danny Kortchmar en Russ Kunkel)
"Why Lukewarm Water is no longer bracketed by Fire and Ice. A nod to what's past, and a wink to what's next."

5. Memo To Willie (met Donald Fagen, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Larry Carlton en de Snarky Puppy Horns)
"An urgent missive to the Honorable Member: continued tumescence, if you please."

6. It Don't Get Old (met Peter Frampton en Waddy Wachtel)
"Life on the road, an endless series of pointless encounters. What could be better?"

7. Complete Faith (met de Hungarian Studio Orchestra)
"A musical interruption."

8. Faith No More (met de Hungarian Studio Orchestra en Todd Sucherman)
"As I get older, I look back more fondly on all the people I’ve known. Except for Ian."

9. Gimme Some (More) Money (met Paul Shaffer, Waddy Wachtel en David Crosby)
"Time and technology change everything, except the need for change."

 

10. MRI (met Dweezil Zappa)
"Everybody’s going to have one, eventually. It’s just another ride. To hell, but still…"

11. Hell Toupee (met de Hungarian Studio Orchestra)
"Think Satan doesn't have dark thoughts about his appearance as he ages? Think again."

12. Gummin the Gash (met Steve Vai, Gregg Bisonnette en Jane Lynch)
"Losing your teeth closes one door, and opens another. A celebration of the meeting of two toothless cavities."

13. She Puts the Bitch in Obituary (met Richard Thompson en Jane Lynch)
"A hymn to womanhood in all her splendor."

14. When Men Did Rock (met Michael League, Joe Satriani, Rick Wakeman en de Hungarian Studio Orchestra