Re-Licked

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Re-Licked
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Studio album by James Williamson
Released October 16, 2014
Genre Hard rock, punk rock, glam rock, garage rock
Label Leopard Lady Records
Producer James Williamson
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars.[1]
I-94 Bar6/6 stars[2]
100 Percent Rock Magazine9.5/10 stars[3]

Re-Licked is the first solo album by the guitarist, songwriter, record producer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee[4] James Williamson released in October 2014. It features tracks originally performed and demoed between 1973 and 1975 during Williamson's first tenure with Iggy and the Stooges.

The album's featured tracks were mainly composed in the period following the release of 1973's Raw Power and before Iggy and the Stooges disbanded. The songs have long appeared on live bootlegs and unofficial releases but were not officially recorded because the band did not have a record deal at the time.[5]

All the songs were recorded by Williamson with the members of the live touring version of The Stooges at Dave Grohl's 606 Studios.[6] Iggy Pop did not take part in the recordings.[7] Instead, the album features a number of guest vocalists including Jello Biafra, Alison Mosshart, Carolyn Wonderland and Bobby Gillespie. The entire album was streamed by Rolling Stone just prior to its official release.[8]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Head on Curve" vocals: Jello Biafra
  2. "Open Up and Bleed" vocals: Carolyn Wonderland
  3. "Scene of the Crime" vocals: Bobby Gillespie
  4. "She Creatures Of The Hollywood Hills" vocals: Ariel Pink
  5. "Til The End of the Night" vocals: Alison Mosshart
  6. "I Got a Right" vocals: Lisa Kekaula
  7. "Pin Point Eyes" vocals: Joe Cardamone
  8. "Wild Love" vocals: Mark Lanegan & Alison Mosshart
  9. "Rubber Leg" vocals: Ron Young
  10. "I'm Sick of You" vocals: Mario Cuomo

Bonus Tracks

  1. "Gimme Some Skin" vocals: Carolyn Wonderland
  2. "Cock in My Pocket" vocals: Nicke Andersson
  3. "Heavy Liquid" vocals: Lisa Kekaula
  4. "Wet My Bed" vocals: The Richmond Sluts
  5. "Cock in My Pocket" vocals: Gary Floyd
  6. "Rubber Leg" vocals: JG Thirlwell

The CD version was released with a DVD featuring a documentary of the making of the album and promotional videos of "Open Up and Bleed", "Gimme Some Skin" and "I Got a Right".

Performances[edit]

In 2015, four tracks from the album were televised nationally on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly show. The 4th February show saw performances of “Head on Curve” featuring Jello Biafra and “Open Up and Bleed" featuring Carolyn Wonderland. On the 25th February show, Williamson and Alison Mosshart returned and performed "Til The End of the Night". The show also previewed "I Got a Right" featuring Lisa Kekaula on vocals.[9]

With so many vocal collaborators, performance opportunities have been limited and no tour is planned.[10] However, on 16 January 2015, the entire album was performed live in a one-off show at LA's Bootleg HiFi Theater, with a silent Williamson giving free rein to each artist to perform the songs in their own way.[11] The entire concert film was globally premiered on Yahoo music on the 7th of April 2015.[12]

Main Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Re-Licked at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Re-Licked - James Williamson (Leopard Lady)". 
  3. ^ "CD Review: James Williamson – Re-Licked". 
  4. ^ "The Stooges: inducted in 2010 | The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum". Rockhall.com. Retrieved 2011-02-25. 
  5. ^ Sean Michaels. "Stooges record new album – without Iggy Pop". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2015-01-12. 
  6. ^ Dan Reilly. "Iggy and the Stooges Are Releasing an Album Without Iggy". spin.com. Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  7. ^ Sean Michaels. "Stooges record new album – without Iggy Pop". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2015-01-12. 
  8. ^ Jonny Nail. "Premiere: James Williamson 'Re-Licked' Album Stream". rollingstneaus.com. Retrieved 2015-01-12. 
  9. ^ Andrew Unterberger. "Stooges Guitarist James Williamson's Guest-Filled Re-Licked Project Plays 'Carson Daly'". spin.com. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  10. ^ Dan Reilly. "Iggy and the Stooges Are Releasing an Album Without Iggy". spin.com. Retrieved 2015-01-17. 
  11. ^ Art Tavana. "Someone Should Have Bootlegged James Williamson's All-Star Stooges Show". laweekly.com. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  12. ^ "See It First: The Stooges' James Williamson & Friends Play Live in L.A." yahoo.com/music. Retrieved 2015-01-15.