RACKETT (band)

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RACKETT was a self-described "three-car garage rock" band that originated from songs written and recorded by the poet Paul Muldoon[1] and the 17th century poetry scholar Nigel Smith[2][3] during mid-to-late 2004.[4] Muldoon and Smith were joined by Stephen Allen, "an entertainment lawyer";[5][6] Bobby Lewis; and Lee Matthew, a "scholar of medieval polyphony."[7] The spelling of the group's name derives from the medieval instrument of the same appellation.

Rackett disbanded in 2010. Muldoon and Smith subsequently formed the band Wayside Shrines, which continues to write songs based on Muldoon's lyrics. [8]

Members[edit]

  • Stephen Allen: keyboards/vocals
  • Bobby Lewis: drums
  • Lee Matthew: lead vocals/guitar
  • Paul Muldoon: lyrics/guitar/percussion
  • Nigel Smith: bass/vocals

Discography[edit]

  • Don't Try This At Home (2006, Scamafone)
  • Standing Room Only (2006, Scamafone)
  • Resistance (2008, Scamafone) Produced by Michael Gregory (Jackson)

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The New Yorker Online". Retrieved 2007-04-27. 
  2. ^ McGrath, Charles. "Word Freak." New York Times, November 19, 2006, Magazine section.
  3. ^ McGrath, Charles (2006-11-19). "The New York Times Online". Retrieved 2007-04-27. 
  4. ^ "RACKETT: Home Page". Archived from the original on 2007-07-09. Retrieved 2007-04-27. 
  5. ^ McGrath, Charles. "Word Freak." New York Times, November 19, 2006, Magazine section.
  6. ^ McGrath, Charles (2006-11-19). "The New York Times Online". Retrieved 2007-04-27. 
  7. ^ "RACKETT: About Page". Archived from the original on 2007-07-08. Retrieved 2007-04-27. 
  8. ^ http://www.waysideshrines.org.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "The Gallery Press - Titles - Paul Muldoon - General Admission". Retrieved 2007-04-27. 

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