Gregg Foreman

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Gregg Foreman
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Background information
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, US; Conestoga
OccupationsMusician, DJ

Gregg Foreman is an American musician and DJ born in Philadelphia.[1] Foreman gained recognition originally as the front man of The Delta 72,[2][3][4][1] a band that created a frenetic and honest style channeling post-punk rock sensibilities with 1960s British Invasion R&B.[5] The live gigs of The Delta 72 have been characterized by Gregg's energetic stage performances and James Brown-like moves.[3][5]

Foreman who had been DJing since 1995, also established a career as a popular deejay in his hometown, Philadelphia, and still spins in his resident city, Los Angeles. Foreman's sets span a range from soul music to post-punk, girl group sounds and psychedelic.[6]

He joined Cat Power[3][7] in 2006, now elevated to musical director. He was also in Pink Mountaintops,[3] founded by Stephen McBean from Black Mountain ; psychedelic, post punk band The Meek,[4][8] and a part-time member of the slow-burning, psyche rock band The Black Ryder.[3]

In 2015, Foreman worked on Re-Licked, a project of James Williamson of The Stooges, including Alison Mosshart from The Kills and Jello Biafra from the Dead Kennedys.[9]

Gregg also hosts The Pharmacy,[10] a radio show focusing on the architects of underground music, interviewing artists like Alan Vega of Suicide,[5] Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre,[11] Genesis P-Orridge from Psychic TV and a pioneer of no wave, Lydia Lunch.[12]

In 2019, Gregg released a recording with; Suicide (band) frontman Alan Vega. The Ep, also featured mixes by Nick Cave drummer; Jim Sclavunos and Composer; JG Thirlwell, as well as musical contributions from; Yeah Yeah Yeah's guitarist; Nick Zinner and Art Punk band; White Hills.

In 2019, Gregg also joined American Post-Punk band; The Gossip , for a European tour.

In 2020, Gregg began work with artist; Kat Von D on her debut LP; "Love Made Me Do It".

Gregg has also worked with; Lydia Lunch, David J (Bauhaus), Jesse Malin, Lucinda Williams, Martin Rev, Crocodiles (band), Toody Cole of Dead Moon, L.A. Witch, Linda Perry and many more.

Gregg has one sister — Abbe Foreman, a photographer in Philadelphia — and mother, Vicki Foreman, who was a school teacher. He was raised in Valley Forge and went to Conestoga High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/meet-gregg-foreman-philly
  2. ^ http://www.beingperfectishard.com/2010/04/gregg-foreman-interview.html
  3. ^ a b c d e "Gregg Foreman (Pink Mountaintops/The Meek/The Black Ryder/The Silver Chords/Cat Power/The Delta 72/Your Mom)". February 27, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 21, 2014. Retrieved March 2, 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ a b c "Artrocker Magazine".
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 8, 2011. Retrieved March 2, 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: Cat Power - Silver Stallion (Live). YouTube.
  8. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: The Meek - "Beatitude" | a Do512 Lounge Session. YouTube.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 17, 2014. Retrieved April 8, 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "The Shape of Sound to Come A.k.a. The Pharmacy!!". December 26, 2015.
  11. ^ "The Brian Jonestown Massacre, this week on the Pharmacy". April 30, 2014.
  12. ^ "Trust the Witch: Lydia Lunch, this week on 'The Pharmacy'". February 27, 2014.

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