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Into the Light
“I’m Looking Through You”
Tack>>Head (Music for Paul & Linda McCartney)
((( 2012 )))

yZ.

Two Legendary Keiths
Keith Richards was in the crowd the night Bernard and longtime friend Waddy Wachtel played a show in New York City to celebrate his birthday.
1. “Jumpin Jack Flash” (what we all came for)
2. “I Gotta Go” (Slow Blues for Ronnie Woods)
3. “Lawyers Guns and Money” (One for Warren) Zevon
4. “Heroes” (and another for David) Bowie
5. “She’s So Cold” (upping the temperature)
6. “You Got Me Rockin'” (sliding out) 40MINS
Keith LeBlanc’s Bernard was the first and only singer who came to Keith’s mind when looking for the voice of what turned out to be his last record.
Keith had described his 2024 Chess Records Project, “New Moves,” as his best work to date. Keith’s old friend Marshall Chess was campaigning for “New Moves” to be considered for a Grammy, when, unfortunately Keith, Hip-Hop’s original drummer, played his last beat.
BACK TO BLUE
THE ORIGINAL COLOR OF SIN
BLUE (CONT’D)
BERNARD FOWLER (FURTHER ON UP THE ROAD)
A CONVERSATION w/BERNARD FOWLER
How Far The Stone Has Rolled
The morning after The Rolling Stones had finished a run of three sold-out shows at Foxboro Stadium in Massachusetts, longtime music writer Rick Moody sat down with Bernard in the lobby of the Four Seasons (Hotel) in Boston. 
Minutes after the interview, Bernard would catch a ride to a nearby executive airport. Waiting, would be one of the Rolling Stones’ fleet of jet airplanes, including two Boeing 767s. Before all that though, a conversation about his history and his just released Inside Out. A record as musical as ever, but vocally, more spoken-word than “singing.” With his Rolling Stones bandmates’  encouragement, Bernard went into the Stones’ archive, and looked for songs with lyrics he felt were still relevant and True Today.

Vinyl Wisdom
RECORD SHOPPING w/BERNARD FOWLER

The Vinyl District @ Som Records (Washington D.C.)

In The Game
Tack>>Head
1981 — BILL LASWELL
1982 — HERBIE HANCOCKFuture Shock
1983 — SinnamonI Need You Now
1984 — BEAT STREET
HERBIE HANCOCK Sound-System
1985 —MICK JAGGERShe’s the Boss. Produced by Nile Rodgers and Bill Laswell, w/ Herbie HancockJeff Beck, and Jan Hammer.)

“Fire”
Sly & Robbie
1985Language Barrier
((( jamaica)))

 

Rhythm Killers (1987)
Yoko Ono
1986 — Ryuichi Sakamoto,  Philip GlassPublic Image, Ltd.
1987 — JAMES “BLOOD” ULMER
MICK JAGGERPrimitive Cool
w/Jeff Beck, Doug Wimbish, Simon Phillips, Vernon Reid
Brothers of Sodom
Mick Jagger (Lead Vocals)
Joe Satriani (Lead Guitar)
Doug Wimbish (Electric Bass Guitar)
Simon Philips (Drums)
Phil AshleySusie Davis (Keyboards)
Jimmy Rip(Guitar)
Bernard FowlerCarol KenyonJenny DouglasLinda MoranValerie Scott (Backing Vocals)

1988 Mick Jagger (Japan/Australia Tours) w/Joe Satriani, Doug Wimbish
Bootsy Collins What’s Bootsy Doin’?
Rolling Stones
1989 STEEL WHEELS TOUR (ALBUM)

1989Bill Hicks
Viciously Honest (“Patriot”/”American Scream”) “The Gospel According To Bill Hicks” (GQ)

“The Story Of Willie”
King Missile (downtown nyc)
((( apocalyptic opinion)))

w/ Living Colour, Guns N Roses

1990Living ColourTime’s Up
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF LIVING COLOUR (VIVID)

1970s — Sex Drugs Rock n Roll and Corporate Money.
1970Bitches Brew
1971
1972
1973
1974 — 
1975
1976
1977Voyager
Pink Floyd Tampa Stadium
WKRP “Animals”
1978FM (Movie)
1977At the time Annie called herself Annie Anxiety was recording with Crass, and was a familiar character in the legendary NYC bar, home to the day’s most popular musicians, poets, and artists of all kinds. In New York, Annie recorded with Crass as Annie Anxiety, and wenton to work with Coil, Current 93, Swans, Baby Dee, and many others, including, of course, her much-loved collaborations with English dub producer Adrian Sherwood. Annie once in fact lived in a shed at the bottom of Adrian’s garden!

1979 — Hip Hop Happens
Iranian Hostages 11/4/79-1/20/81
Jimmy Carter
1980Ronald Reagan
1980s  — Just Say No
1981Shuttle
1982No Nukes
NYC Central Park June 12, 1982
1983 — “No Sell Out”
Keith LeBlanc
Malcolm X 12″
1984 — Keith LeBlanc 

w/ Betty Shabazz vs. Sugar Hill Records
(((the original hip-hop beat )))


1984BEAT STREET, Herbie Hancock Sound-System Keith LeBlanc (“King Of The Beat”) “NO SELL OUT” (Malcolm X) vs. Sugar Hill Records (Joe and Sylvia Robinson) w/Betty Shabazz.
1985Live Aid
Mick Jagger & Tina Turner
Farm Aid
We Are The World
Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones
Artists United Against Apartheid
Miami Vice
Adrian Sherwood, On-U Sound
Fat’s Comet,
Gary Clail
Mark Stewart
Bernard Meets Mick Jagger
She’s The Boss.
Jeff BeckFlash
w/ Jimmy Hall, Rod Stewart, Nile Rodgers and Arthur Baker (Production) Carmine Appice
1986Jeff BeckFlashJan Hammer, Simon Phillips, Doug Wimbish, Steve Lukather, (TOKYO)
1987 — Living Colour Vivid, Guns N Roses Appetite for Destruction, Joe Satriani Surfing With The Alien
1988The Young Americans
The Second Coming of Mick Primitive Cool The Brothers of Sodom

 

1990 — Duran Duran
1991 — Johnnie Johnson
Bill Hicks (Truth Always Mattered)
1992 — Yoko Ono Obnox
1993 — Living ColourStain
1994 — Little Axe, Roy Nathanson’s Jazz Passengers
1995 — NicklebagMas Feedback

STEVIE SALAS (WHY SILVER?)
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
Link Ray
Rod Stewart (Out of Order Tour)
SmithsonianNational Museum of the American Indian
The Living Earth Festival.
Koshi InabaChubby Groove (2017)

1996 — Nicklebag12 Hits and a Bump
Stevie Salas explained why he and Bernard painted their faces silver for the Nicklebag album cover. “Our idea was, in recognition of the obvious racism in the music business, we wanted to present ourselves in the most racially neutral way.
1997 — Bridges of Babylon RS
1998 — No Security RS
1999 — Michael HutchenceMichael Hutchence
Herb AlpertColors
2000 — Ronnie WoodLive and Eclectic
2001 The Day The Earth Stood Still
2002 — Forty Licks RS
2003Living ColourCollideOscope
2004 Tack>>Head(Asylum Street Re-hearsals)
Tack>>Head Family Reunion @ Sully’s (Hartford)
Little AxeChampagne & Grits
2005 —A Bigger Bang RS
2006Friends With Privileges
Real World Sessions w/LITTLE AXE
2007 — Bad DogLive In Vienna
2008 — Shine A Light RS
2009 — New York Time

“Danger”
Doug Wimbish  f/Bernard Fowler (vocal)
CinemaSonics
((( urban duress )))

dave.
“Dangerous” / “All Mixed Up” b/ Linda Zachs

“Stealing”
In the Name of The Lord
Bernard Fowler

Tack>>Head at the Highline Ballroom (NYC).

2009 Bernard put the band together, calling them Bad Dog, and played shows in Austria and Germany in the Fall and Winter of 2008. The next year Bernard released “New York Time” (song/video), and did a one off show at the Highline Ballroom in New York City, Bernard’s hometown.

2010 A Bass Odyssey
Doug WimbishCinemaSonics
2010
Little AxeBought for a Dollar, Sold for a Dime
2011 Tack>>Head The Black Album

2012
2013Little AxeStone Cold Ohio

“Take A Walk On The Wild Side”  
Bernard Fowler
Little Axe
For The Love Of Money

2014
((( times square patriots)))

dave.

Painted Patriot

On the sidewalk in Times Square, a body-painted, “American” model counts the money she earned standing in the thick of the Square, paid to stand for her picture to be taken with, by, and for any willing tourist passing by.

2012
2013Little AxeStone Cold Ohio
2014 Tack>>HeadFor The Love of Money
2015 —The Bura, (Havana, Cuba) w/The Rolling Stones
2016 —Havana Moon RS

“Wall”
Living Colour
Stain
1993 — 
((( song)))

dave.

2016Corey Glover ending Living Colour’s set at the Freedom Sounds concert, ending the day that began with president Barack Obama speaking to open the Smithsonian Institute’s long-awaited Museum of African American History and Culture. 

September 24, 2016 — Living Colour was invited (with Public Enemy and The Roots) to play the opening of The Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. The FREEDOM SOUNDS  concert that included Public Enemy and The Roots, followed president Barack Obama’s speech, dedicating the long awaited opening of Washington’s newest museum.

Moved by the alarming frequency of gun violence in America, and it so often being against young, unarmed black men by an overly militarized police force, Living Colour released Who Shot Ya?,” a Biggie Smalls cover, recorded for its (yet-to-be-released) Shade.

And Now? Post-Obama? After-Trump? … Living Colour’s first shot across the right-wing bow was the release of Shade. in 2017.his time the band’s own “Freedom of Expression” is a vociferous fight to defend another (1st) Amendment to the United States Constitution that finds itself under a relentless, “Make America Great Again,” sanctimonious attack.
IN THE BEST OF WAYS, Living Colour is the same kick-ass, rock n roll band from New York City, Kick-Ass band, that with a little help from fan Mick Jagger, exploded onto the world stage in 1989. The same aggressive band that’s never been shy to howl at the establishment moon. “Back In The U.S.S.R.”

“Who Shot Ya?”
Living Colour (EP)  
2017
((( song)))

dave. (originalnoise.org)

2017 — “Blak Out,” (Shade) At the Epcot Food & Wine Festival. “Who Shot Ya?” Dancing With a Princess, Middle America Serenade, Playing to the crowd.


2017Little AxeLondon Blues
2018 —voodoo lounge RS
2019 —Inside Out
2020On-U Sound (40th) Anniversary
2021A Bigger Bang: Live on Copacabana Beach RS
2022 — Steel Wheels Live RS
2023 — George Lynch and Jeff Pilson Heavy Hitters II, And
All the While, a Rolling Stone.
w/Karl Denson (Tiny Universe) Music of David Bowie


2024  “Storm Is Rising”

— Skip Little Axe McDonald

2001An Apocalyptic Day In The Life.

“Mother Earth”
The Chess Project (Keith LeBlanc)
New Moves

2024
((( remixing the blues)))

 Still Alive And Well (Ailing?)

Chess Records revived … an album of classics reinterpreted by a supergroup.”

The New Yorker

FOR YOUR GRAMMY CONSIDERATION (Best Contemporary Blues Album) Marshall Chess and Jamar Chess team with producer Keith LeBlanc to reimagine their family’s hallowed Chess Records vault — including favorites by Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, and more … (CHESS RECORDS)

2024 — For Adrian Sherwood’s party at The Jazz Cafe, celebrating ON-U SOUND’S 40TH YEAR, all the original Tack>>Head bandmembers took time away from their individual projects (Living Colour, Rolling Stones, Chess Records) to play their English mate’s show.

“My Friend Sin”
Bernard Fowler
The Bura How Far The Stone Has Rolled.
((( devil music )))

dave.

 

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