Mother Superior (band)

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Mother Superior
From left: Marcus Blake, Matt Tecu, Jim Wilson
Background information
OriginUnited States
GenresBlues rock, hard rock, experimental
Years active1993–2011
Associated actsRollins Band, Motor Sister
Past membersJim Wilson
Marcus Blake
Matt Tecu
Jason Mackenroth

Mother Superior were an American, Los Angeles–based rock band, consisting of guitarist/vocalist Jim Wilson, bassist Marcus Blake and drummer Matt Tecu.[1] In addition to playing live with the Rollins Band and U2 producer Daniel Lanois, the band has done session work with Daniel Lanois, Henry Rollins, Tony Visconti, Alice Cooper, Meat Loaf, Emmylou Harris, Sparks, Anthrax, Wayne Kramer, Lemmy, George Clinton, Iggy Pop, Mike Patton, and Queens of the Stone Age. On their own, they released eight studio albums.

Motor Sister[edit]

A few years after Mother Superior disbanded, Scott Ian of Anthrax (a fan of the band) brought Mother Superior vocalist Jim Wilson together with himself, Pearl Aday, Joey Vera (Fates Warning) and John Tempesta (The Cult) to perform his favorite Mother Superior songs at his house. This led to the group re-recording twelve of the songs and releasing them in 2015 under the name Motor Sister.[2]


Former member, Jason Mackenroth, died on January 3, 2016, in Nevada from prostate cancer.[3]


Studio Albums[4][5]
Year Title Label Notes
1993 Right in a Row Self Produced An eight-song recording/demo.
1996 The Heavy Soul Experience Top Beat Records Self-Release
1997 Kaleidescope Top Beat Records Self-Release
1998 Deep Top Beat Records Japanese version 1999 - Crown Records
2001 Mother Superior Triple X Records
2002 Sin Muscletone Records European version 2003 - Fargo Records
2004 13 Violets Top Beat Records European version 2004 - Fargo Records
2005 Moanin Bad Reputation (Matt Tecu joins on drums) Release in Europe
2007 Three Headed Dog Rosa Records Release in Europe
2008 Grande Kickin Records Release in Europe
Live albums[5]
  • Live At The Whisky (1998)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Steve Huey. "Mother Superior | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-01-06.
  2. ^ "Anthrax's Scott Ian Leads All-Star Outfit Motor Sister (Loudwire)".
  3. ^ Doc Rock. "The Dead Rock Stars Club 2016 January to June". Retrieved 2016-01-06.
  4. ^ "Mother Superior | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-01-06.
  5. ^ a b "Mother Superior Discography at Discogs".