torsdag 29 maj 2008

Automatic man

This album took me about two weeks to realize how good it was. Lots of late nights,,,but now i love it.

The drummer from automatic man, Michael Shrieve is best known as the drummer in an early line-up of Carlos Santana's band Santana and for his performance at the 1969 Woodstock festival when he was 20 years old (Turning 20 on July 6th). He was the youngest musician to perform at The Woodstock Festival. He left the original Santana Band to pursue solo projects. One little known but worthy effort was his drumming in the 1976 release of Automatic Man with guitarist Pat Thrall.

He also played in the band Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve (with Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon, and Kenny Aaronson).

He also played drums on former Supertramp member Roger Hodgson's first solo album In the Eye of the Storm.

From 1979 to 1984, he collaborated as a percussionist in Richard Wahnfried, a side project of Klaus Schulze (another drummer turned electronic composer) while recording with Schulze his own first "solo" album of electronic music, Transfer Station Blue in 1984.

He has also collaborated with David Beal, Andy Summers, Steve Roach, Stomu Yamash'ta, Jonas Hellborg, Buckethead, and others.

In 2001, he appeared on the Revolution Void album Increase the Dosage.

He currently lives in Seattle, Washington and plays in Fusion Jazz group at ToST in Fremont, Seattle with Danny Godinez, Joe Doria, John Fricke, and Farko Dosumov.

2 kommentarer:

Jonah Dempcy sa...

Michael Shrieve is a great musician and it was a true pleasure playing with him. In addition to Michael's drumming appearing on track 5 of the Revolution Void album Increase the Dosage, we also collaborated on other material, with myself engineering and assisting in the production of tracks and Michael taking the role of lead producer. In addition to the bands he has led and records he's appeared on as a drummer, Michael Shrieve is an excellent producer and has a great ear and sensibility for getting the best sounds out of a recording session.

-Jonah Dempcy
Revolution Void

Emil Broomé, Harry White & revK sa...

awesome! I'll check it out. If you have any stuff you want us to post here on the blog, just send us an email. And say hello to Michael and thank him for all the good music!