Past Masters 1 / Various
He has worked with many legends of the music industry, such as Bob Dylan, John Prine, Donald Byrd, Jackson Brown and Eden Ahbez to name a few. In 1991 won a Grammy for sound engineering and playing drums on John Prine's 'The Missing Years' C.D.. In 2003, KONAMI and Akira Yamaoka, released PlayStation games called 'Silent Hill 3' and 'Silent Hill 4' with soundtrack albums featuring Joe's vocal on 'Hometown' and Cradle of the Forest'. Joe has also recorded a large catalogue of his own songs and instrumentals, with many co-writes on band projects such as The Marc Tanner Band, Soy Cowboy, Doug Hamblin and Meat Sandwich. His songs genre's range from simple love songs, to politically incorrect social statements. From acoustic folk to high energy dance tracks, Joe's eclectic taste comes from early influences of The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Louie Prima, John Cage and Karlhein Stockhousen. A drummer/bassist/guitarist/programmer who sings and writes music produced from his Shadow Box Studio. Always looking for new sounds, projects and artists to record. Many of Joe's band projects got to the point of recording a demo, then fell apart due to the usual various reasons: financial, ego or drug overdose-related band crap. It's a fact of life, bands break up. We've all seen it before even in the best of bands, like the Beatles, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Windows...what, you never heard of The Windows? That's because they broke up before their record was released. Their career was shattered when the lead singer Crystal Payne joined the Hammers. Now their recordings are put on a shelf and forgotten. Now in this wonderful age where music can be sold on the internet, it's possible for his songs and productions to be heard. Joe's taken the best of his shelved songs from the past and created something he calls 'Past Masters' Vol.1, 2 and 3. This Vol.2, Is the Romantic side of life! Songs reflecting on moments of Love, Lust, Hope for the future, and the hard to detect joy of the moment itself. From the heart, comes Vol.2. This CD maybe a TREASURE, or it may be GARBAGE, as ART aways is! Buy one or collect all three!