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Jackie O Motherfucker – The Blood Of Life – LP

£15.00

In 2008, JOMF signed to the influential UK label FIRE RECORDS, who issued an incredible live recording in November of that year. Recorded live in the studios of VPRO Radio in Amsterdam in 2007, THE BLOOD OF LIFE contains two completely new versions of JOMF classics, HEY! MR. SKY, and THE GRAVE, as well as a reworking of last year's VALLEY OF FIRE, all produced in a very minimal but powerful style. In addition, the record also features a traditional ballad THE LOST JIMMY WALEN, and THE BLOOD OF LIFE, which is a ground breaking piece of new music for the band and marks a new direction for them. The BLOOD OF LIFE was released as a gatefold 12 and 6 panel digipack CD.

JACKIE O MOTHERFUCKER

Formed in 1994, JMOF have influenced countless contemporary sound-makers and musicians with both their freeform, modern interpretations of traditional folk, and their cut and paste, collective style of band membership. Spiritually aligned with the free-music experiments of the late 60's and early 70's, as well as the lonesome folk and blues produced in the roadhouses and juke-joints of early 1900's America.

JOMF have fused together the traditional song form and the improvising ensemble, into a powerful and engaging live band, and 2008 finds the group finally honing in on the sound they have been searching for the current line-up features Honey Owens, who has been cultivating her own music as VALET, recording for Kranky Records in Chicago, and playing live all over America with her own music, and with Atlas Sound.

Honey has been an important part of JOMF in the past, playing guitar and singing in early formations of JOMF (Flat Fixed, Fig. 5) and also contributing both as a vocalist and a producer on FLAGS OF THE SACRED HARP. As a part of the current touring line up, this is a rare opportunity to experience, as Honey will no doubt be concentrating on her own projects in the coming years.

Rick Bindeman, JOMF guitarist, has also been continually refining his own sound and style, with his band ETERNAL TAPESTRY, and they have received the thumbs-up from kraut rock archivist JULIAN COPE earlier this year.

Extraordinary drummer Danny Sasaki, (Enemy Mine) who has been on board with JOMF since 2005, will also be a part of the JOMF line-up this outing, rounding out this incredible live band.

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