LEGENDARY STOOGES' GUITARIST JAMES WILLIAMSON TO PERFORM WITH JELLO BIAFRA (DEAD KENNEDYS / GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) & CAROLYN WONDERLAND ON LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY (LATE NIGHT TV) TOMORROW NIGHT, FEB. 4TH [CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS FOR AIRTIMES]
FOLLOW-UP LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY PERFORMANCE WITH ALISON MOSSHART (DEAD WEATHER / THE KILLS) & LISA KEKAULA (THE BELLRAYS) JOINING WILLIAMSON FEB. 25TH!
James Williamson with Jello Biafra and Carolyn Wonderland (photos: Heather Harris)
In support of his recent critically-acclaimed solo album, Re-Licked, The Stooges' guitarist James Williamson will be the featured musical guest on, not one, but two episodes of Last Call with Carson Daly. On Wed. Feb. 4th the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer will be joined by vocalists Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys / Guantanamo School of Medicine) and Texas blues belter & guitarist Carolyn Wonderland. And then on Wed. Feb. 25th Alison Mosshart (The Kills / Dead Weather) & Lisa Kekaula (The Bellrays) will be joining James. [Please consult your local listings for air times.]
For these two late night TV perfomances Williamson & friends will be performing early Iggy Pop/ Williamson-penned Stooges' rarities as featured on the guitarist's Re-Licked album. Theses songs include “Head On The Curve” (with Biafra), “Open Up and Bleed” (with Wonderland), "'Till The End Of The Night" (with Mosshart) and "I Got A Right" (with Kekaula).
In addition, both of these televised performances will also be available to view online here on the NBC website within 24 to 48 hours of each episode.
James Williamson with Alison Mosshart and Lisa Kekaula (photos: Heather Harris)
HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT JAMES WILLIAMSON'S RE-LICKED:
“Unsurprisingly brilliant.” - NME
“James Williamson’s aggressive guitar style may be the most influential in punk.” - NPR’s WORLD CAFE
"An avalanche of raw riffs… and Williamson playing white-knuckled leads like he absolutely refuses to let the Stooges’ music go gentle into that good night." - PREMIER GUITAR
“This completely f*ckin’ smokes.” - DANGEROUS MINDS
"A star-studded fuzz fest… Re-Licked rounds up vocalists from the famous to the obscure to rescue The Stooges' mythical post-Raw Power repertory. Scruffy, in-the-red backing is suitably Stoogian, but the material is impeccable." - UNCUT
"'I Gotta Right,' the second single from Re-Licked. is a manic, guitar-blazing rocker featuring belter Lisa Kekaula of The Bellrays." - USA TODAY
"…hard-charging, fast-paced punk" - EXCLAIM!
4 STARS! “A raft of top-notch guest vocalists (Lisa Kekaula, Bobby Gillespie, Ariel Pink, Mark Lanegan, Jello Biafra et al) bring the attitude while the band (featuring the remaining Stooges in parts) tear through what prove to be timeless tunes like the intervening years never happened. Inspiring.” - THE MUSIC.COM-AU
"...a karmic correction" - HARVEY KUBERNIK
"Williamson's axe still packs a formidable onslaught." - SHINDIG!
“When you think of the sound of punk rock, real punk rock, what you hear is the sound James Williamson created in 1973 by plugging his Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar into a Vox AC30 amplifier and cranking it up until your ears bleed.” - VH1 .com
“Re-Licked is a kicking itself out of the garage with an intent to seek and destroy all naysayers, and along for the ride are some very special guest stars.” - ARTROCKER
"Williamson has transformed these old rehearsal room demos into songs that sound as if they're blazing down the highway in a new BMW. It's pure rock'n'roll for those who still care about such things." - MORGENBLADET WEEKLY / NORWAY
“… gruff and propulsive” - CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
“Properly recorded and no longer mired in sub-bootleg mire, the songs do indeed shine through.” - BUCKETFULL OF BRAINS
“ This material is great rock n’ roll that deserves a second act, and each singer sounds positively joyful as a stand-in for the world’s forgotten boy.” - ELMORE MAGAZINE
“…a riotous record that’s an essential purchase for any serious rock fan. Re-Licked feels like a Rosetta Stone of rock n’ roll – a historical document of sorts that combines the very foundations of modern rock with some of the most relevant of it’s more recent progenators, and Williamson has well & truly delivered the goods..” - 100 % ROCK MAGAZINE
“Thankfully, there isn't a single note on Re-Licked that was phoned in. Every person involved in this momentous release clearly grasped the importance of the work being presented…. gearing up to be the Album of the Year.” – music critic JOEL GAUSTEN
“…the ‘Great Lost Stooges’ album of 1974.” – OUT MAGAZINE
“It goes without saying that the songs boast plenty of Williamson’s firebreathing guitar… he remains a riffmeister supreme. Re-Licked is as ball-busting a rock & roll record as any to come down the pike in 2014.” – BLURT MAGAZINE
“ A superb release and a must for any anyone who likes to rock and roll - as for Stooges fans it's a no brainer. Simply stunning!” - UBER ROCK: UK
“This project isn't just a re-hashing of old material, in fact far from it. Williamson has spent over a year bringing the tracks to life and finding the right vocalist for each song with the absence of Pop.” - ABC12-TV
“These are some of the greatest rock ’n’ roll songs ever written…. as killer a rock ’n’ roll album as you’re going to hear in these days of increasingly diminished expectations.” - James Marshall / PLEASE KILL ME
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