Here Come the Warm Jets
The evening’s emcee will be WNYC’s John Schaefer (New Sounds and Soundcheck) and the featured musicians will be guitarist Vernon Reid (Living Color) and Travis Morrison (The Dismemberment Plan), as well as Sohrab Habibion from Obits (Sub Pop), Knitting Factory / Partisan Records upstarts Paul Duncan (Warm Ghost) more performers are to be announced.
“Solid and throbbing primitivo all the way but with the strangest increment of avant-garding... Eno is the real bizarro warp factor for 1974...The drums are pounding and the guitars are screaming every whichaway in a precisely orchestrated cauldron of terminal hysteria muchly influenced by though far more technologically advanced than early Velvet Underground. Don’t miss it; it’ll drive you crazy.”
-Lester Bangs, Creem Magazine, 1974
Nearly 40 years later, Brian Eno’s* most noted Roxy Music exit is just as relevant and exciting as ever before. Recorded in 1973 and released in 1974, this epic finger-waving flip-off was never performed in its entirety LIVE.
In 2011 as a birthday present to himself, Rob Christiansen, a recording engineer (Labradford, Unrest, Tuscadero) for WFMU and WNYC programs such as Spinning on Air, Soundcheck and New Sounds, and multi-discipline composer / sound designer (East Ghost West Ghost, Eggs; Sue DeBeer’s 2004 Whitney Biennial, Christian Bruno and Natalja Veckich film scores, NPR’s Radio Lab) decided to transcribe the entire album and perform it with special guest musicians.
*Here Come The Warm Jets LIVE hopes to excite true Eno fans young and old, performing this landmark album note for note across the United States and Europe in 2012 - 2014.