JAMES WILLIAMSON: world-premiere of Re-Licked

The Emerald Tablet is thrilled to host the world-premiere of James Williamson‘s 40-minute video on the making of his forthcoming album, “Re-Licked”, and a live interview on Thursday September 25 at 7:00 pm.

Last year, Iggy and the Stooges released a new album “Ready to Die.” As guitarist James Williamson told Rolling Stone, Iggy wanted to take a year off, but the rest of the Stooges decided to keep going without him. [Bassist Mike Watt, drummer Toby Dammit and saxophonist Steve Mackay worked with Williamson] on an album called “Re-Licked.” It features several Raw Power-era tracks the band only played live (which have circulated widely on bootlegs) sung by a variety of guest vocalists.

“The album will feature Ariel Pink, Mark Lanegan, Jello Biafra, The Orwells’ Mario Cuomo, blues singer Carolyn Wonderland, Le Butcherettes’ Teri Gender Bender, The Dicks’ Gary Floyd, and others. – Pitchfork

From James Williamson’s official website:

nonameWhile on a break from touring this year, the members of the live touring version of The Stooges got together and recorded songs that were originally penned by Iggy Pop and James Williamson in 1973/74. These songs were never properly recorded since the band didn’t have a record deal at the time.

Never before seen, the film, as Williamson has told us, “includes interviews with myself, many of the musicians on the album (including Simone Marie Butler from Primal Scream, Gregg Foreman from Cat Power, Michael Urbano—drummer extraordinaire)… also many of the 14 singers on the album such as Jello Biafra, Gary Floyd, Petra Haden, Mark Lanegan, J.G. Thirlwell, Joe Cardamone, Ariel Pink, plus Alison Mosshart footage….

“The performers are recorded in studio making the album with me. Also, included are industry people such as Jon Sidel (A&R for BMG), David Hirshland (Exec VP client services BMG), John Kastner Cobra Side Distribution, etc.

“It is a little over 35 minutes packed with footage including music being made and discussed.”

Be the first to watch Williamson’s film on the recording of “Re-Licked”. Also, V. Vale of RE/Search Publications will be conducting an onstage live interview with James Williamson, ending with an audience Q&A. So if you ever had any questions you wanted to ask, now is the perfect time.

Lastly, to top it off: two brand new limited-edition 7” vinyl singles will be available for purchase. The two 45s are James Williamson with Carolyn Wonderland: “Open Up and Bleed/Gimme Some Skin” and James Williamson with Lisa Kekaula: “I Gotta Right/Heavy Liquid”—all classic Iggy/Williamson compositions. Be the first to purchase these! Then get your own copies inscribed to you (and maybe for that one rad uncle, aunt or grandma) after meeting James Williamson in person.



Thursday September 25. Doors 6:30 pm. Show 7:00 pm.
The Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (map)
$10-15 suggested donation. Nobody turned away for lack of funds.
Delicious complimentary food.

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