Mother Superior (band)

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Mother Superior
From left: Marcus Blake, Matt Tecu, Jim Wilson
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 hard rock band based in Los Angeles, California. A power trio, they originally consisted of guitarist/vocalist Jim Wilson, bassist Marcus Blake and drummer Jason Mackenroth.[1] In 2005, Mackenroth quit and was replaced by Matt Tecu.[2] Mackenroth died on January 3, 2016, in Nevada from prostate cancer complications.[3] They were described as "a much talked about yet underappreciated rock outfit who made waves throughout Southern California and beyond."[4]

Mother Superior released eight studio albums. Wilson, Blake and Mackenroth also backed vocalist Henry Rollins for three studio albums as the final lineup of Rollins Band from 1997 to 2003. In addition to playing live with the Rollins Band and U2 producer Daniel Lanois, Mother Superior (as a group or its members individually) have done session work with Daniel Lanois, 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.

Motor Sister[edit]

A few years after Mother Superior disbanded, vocalist Pearl Aday reached out to Wilson as a gift for her husband, guitarist Scott Ian of Anthrax. A longtime Mother Superior fan, Ian wanted to play some of his favorite Mother Superior songs with Wilson. Aday, Ian and Wilson were joined by bassist Joey Vera (Fates Warning) and drummer John Tempesta (The Cult). This led to the group re-recording twelve of the songs and releasing them in 2015 under the name Motor Sister.[5]


Studio Albums[6][7]
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[7]
  • Live At The Whisky (1998 - Top Beat Records)


  1. ^ Epstein, Dan (June 22–28, 2001). "Capsule Band Profiles". LA Weekly. Archived from the original on June 27, 2001.
  2. ^ Huey, Steve. "Artist Biography by Steve Huey". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-01-06.
  3. ^ Doc Rock. "The Dead Rock Stars Club 2016 January to June". Retrieved 2016-01-06.
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  5. ^ "Anthrax's Scott Ian Leads All-Star Outfit Motor Sister (Loudwire)".
  6. ^ "Mother Superior | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-01-06.
  7. ^ a b "Mother Superior Discography at Discogs".

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