Friday, December 05, 1997

Third Rail - New York, NY - 1997-12-05

Third Rail, Knitting Factory, New York, NY, December 5, 1997

This was a great band. Through a friend I was able to get a cassette copy of their studio album a good two years or more before it came out. Never did find out why it took so long to see the light of day...

The line-up was James Blood Ulmer on guitar and vocals, Amina Claudine Myers on organ and vocals, Bernie Worrell on keys, Jerome "Bigfoot" Brailey on drums and Bill Laswell on bass. We are talking futuristic space-funk with a side of Chicago blues and soul.

The show is a bit more sloppy than the record but I never thought they'd play live so none of that mattered to me. Despite a record full of very cool originals, the MP3 I am posting is Amina's simmering cover of Portishead's Glory Box. Enjoy.

Third Rail: Glory Box
from the Knitting Factory, New York, NY, December 5, 1997