Tennessee 2004

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Tennessee 2004
Live album by Praxis
Released June 5, 2007
Recorded 2004
Genre Acid rock, dub, experimental metal, psychedelic rock, ambient, funk metal
Length 58:05
Label ROIR
Praxis chronology
Zurich
(2005)
Tennessee 2004
(2007)
Profanation (Preparation for a Coming Darkness)
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (?)[1]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[2]
Sea of Tranquility 4.5/5 stars[3]

Tennessee 2004 is an album made by the supergroup Praxis released in 2007 but recorded at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival near Manchester, Tennessee during the early morning hours of June 12, 2004.[4]

This album features the core members of Praxis, guitarist Buckethead, bassist Bill Laswell, drummer Bryan "Brain" Mantia and keyboardist Bernie Worrell.

The set includes two cover versions of previously recorded music; "Night of the Slunk", originally featured on Buckethead's album Monsters and Robots (1999), and the song "Machine Gun", from the Jimi Hendrix album Band of Gypsys (1970).

An extended recording of that show, including tracks that are missing from the 2007 CD release, is available as paid download from the Bonnaroo web-site.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Vertebrae"   4:31
2. "Spun"   5:50
3. "Night of the Slunk"   4:39
4. "Guitar Virus"   3:37
5. "Machine Gun"   7:11
6. "Haunted"   1:44
7. "Broken/Fractal"   4:45
8. "Bent Light"   5:36
9. "Chopper"   3:55
10. "Optic"   4:57
11. "Magus"   11:20

Notes[edit]

  • The opening track, "Vertebrae" is a derivate of Buckethead's "Jordan" (actually it is more an early version of Jordan, which was released two years later).
  • The track "Guitar Virus" is a derivative of Buckethead's "Big Sur Moon".
  • The track "Bent Light" is derivative of "The Interworld and the New Innocence" from the Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis) album.

Personnel[edit]

  • John Brown - cover design
  • James Dellatacoma - assistant
  • Michael Fossenkemper - mastering
  • Oz Fritz - engineer
  • Engineer - engineer

References[edit]