H2O (American band)
H2O is an American hardcore punk band formed in New York City in 1994. While touring as a roadie for Sick of It All, Toby Morse would sometimes sing with the band during encores, in late 1994 Morse decided to start his own band and formed H2O in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Another huge early show was when the band opened for No Doubt at Tramps on Easter in 1996, in January 1996 they would record their self-titled CD at Brielle Studios-NYC and would release it in May. The CD was basically all the songs they had and would play out at the time and they would tour that whole summer with Shelter and Murphys Law. H2O performed at CBGBs in October of that year and recorded a video for Family Tree and they toured with Social Distortion in October 96. In June 1997 H2O quickly recorded and released Thicker Than Water in October and they toured all over the world until the end of the year and through 1998. In the year 1997 they would open for Misfits, Sick of It All, CIV and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and they would tour Japan for the first time in 1997 & return in 1998.
They received MTV play with Everready, in 1999, they recorded and released F. T. T. W. in May and made a video for One Life One Chance and again toured year around and into 2000. They toured on the 1999 Warped Tour, in 1999 and 2000 they would tour with NOFX, The Bouncing Souls,7 Seconds and Saves the Day. That summer of 2000, H2O would record a cover of the Ice Cube song It Was a Good Day, in November and December 2000 they recorded their first major label CD on MCA Records titled Go. They recorded Go at Rumbo Recorders Studios owned at the time by 1970s pop stars Captain & Tennille, in Canoga Park, California. Go was released in May 2001 and produced by Matt Wallace and toured extensively H2O made a video for Role Model and they toured Warped Tour with Blink-182, Good Charlotte, New Found Glory and Face to Face and a full Canada tour in 2001. In 2002 H2O recorded & released the EP All We Want,3 new songs with 2 live tracks and they toured in Japan, Europe and U. S. extensively. & Canada with Sum 41 and Box Car Racer, in 2005, H2O toured Europe with Madball and toured the U. S.
with The Used and Dropkick Murphys. In 2006, H2O toured South America for the first time, H2O toured Japan in May/June 2007. During this time, H2O would demo songs for what would eventually become Nothing to Prove, H2O returned to the studio in January 2008 to begin working on their fifth studio album and had posted new songs on their MySpace page. On January 14,2008, the announced they signed to Bridge 9 Records. Titled Nothing to Prove, it was their first album of new material in seven years, the band proceeded to support the albums release by opening for Rancid on a series of U. S. tour dates at various House of Blues venues
David Eric Dave Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer. Grohl is the drummer and co-founder of the rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures and he additionally wrote all the music and performed all the instruments for his short-lived side projects Late. and Probot. He has been involved with the rock band Queens of the Stone Age many times throughout the past decade, David Eric Grohl was born in Warren, the son of Virginia Jean, a teacher, and James Harper Grohl, at the time a newswriter. He has Slovak and Irish ancestry, when he was a child, Grohls family moved from Warren, to Springfield, Virginia. When Grohl was seven, his parents divorced, and he grew up with his mother. At the age of twelve, Grohl began learning to play guitar and he grew tired of lessons and instead taught himself, and he eventually began playing in bands with friends. A year later and his sister spent the summer in Evanston, tracy introduced them to punk rock by taking the pair to shows by a variety of punk bands.
His first concert was Naked Raygun at The Cubby Bear in Chicago in 1982 when he was 13 years old, from on we were totally punk, Grohl recalled. We went home and bought Maximumrocknroll and tried to figure it all out, in Virginia, Grohl attended Thomas Jefferson High School as a freshman. Grohls mother decided that he should transfer to Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria because his cannabis use was affecting his grades and he stayed there two years, beginning with a repeat of first year. After his second year, he transferred yet again, to Annandale High School, while in high school, Grohl played in several local bands, including a stint as guitarist in a band called Freak Baby. It was during this period that Grohl taught himself to play drums, when Freak Baby kicked out its bass player, Grohl decided to switch to drums, and the reconstituted band renamed themselves Mission Impossible. During his developing years as a drummer, Grohl cited John Bonham as his greatest influence, Mission Impossible rebranded themselves Fast before breaking up, after which Grohl joined the post-punk-influenced hardcore punk band Dain Bramage.
Many of Grohls early influences were gained at the 9,30 club, I went to the 9,30 club hundreds of times. I was always so excited to get there, and I was always bummed when it closed, I spent my teenage years at the club and saw some shows that changed my life. Grohl said in an interview with The Guardian, They dont understand that when I was 15 and had Zen Arcade, for me to do anything else for the sole reason of doing something different would be so contrived. At the age of seventeen, Grohl auditioned with local DC favorites Scream to fill the left by the departure of drummer Kent Stax. In order to be considered for the position, Grohl lied about his age, to Grohls surprise, the band asked him to join
A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performers music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has many roles during the recording process, the roles of a producer vary. The producer may perform these roles himself, or help select the engineer, the producer may pay session musicians and engineers and ensure that the entire project is completed within the record companies budget. A record producer or music producer has a broad role in overseeing and managing the recording. Producers often take on an entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, contracts. In the 2010s, the industry has two kinds of producers with different roles, executive producer and music producer. Executive producers oversee project finances while music producers oversee the process of recording songs or albums. In most cases the producer is a competent arranger, composer. The producer will liaise with the engineer who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording.
Noted producer Phil Ek described his role as the person who creatively guides or directs the process of making a record, indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation actually is music director. The music producers job is to create and mold a piece of music, at the beginning of record industry, producer role was technically limited to record, in one shot, artists performing live. The role of producers changed progressively over the 1950s and 1960s due to technological developments, the development of multitrack recording caused a major change in the recording process. Before multitracking, all the elements of a song had to be performed simultaneously, all of these singers and musicians had to be assembled in a large studio and the performance had to be recorded. As well, for a song that used 20 instruments, it was no longer necessary to get all the players in the studio at the same time. Examples include the rock sound effects of the 1960s, e. g. playing back the sound of recorded instruments backwards or clanging the tape to produce unique sound effects.
These new instruments were electric or electronic, and thus they used instrument amplifiers, new technologies like multitracking changed the goal of recording, A producer could blend together multiple takes and edit together different sections to create the desired sound. For example, in jazz fusion Bandleader-composer Miles Davis album Bitches Brew, producers like Phil Spector and George Martin were soon creating recordings that were, in practical terms, almost impossible to realise in live performance. Producers became creative figures in the studio, other examples of such engineers includes Joe Meek, Teo Macero, Brian Wilson, and Biddu
Juliette and the Licks
Juliette & The Licks is an American rock band led by actress and singer Juliette Lewis. Other band members have included guitarist Craig Fairbaugh and guitarist Emilio Cueto, bassist Jason Womack and their popular songs include Youre Speaking My Language and Hot Kiss. The band broke up in 2009, in 2015, Lewis announced the band would be reunited on July 23rd for a show in Los Angeles. The future of the band past this show was unknown until Juliette announced, via her Facebook account on Feb 1st 2016, in June of 2016, Juliette Lewis announced a solo tour leaving the future of The Licks undetermined. Juliette and the Licks became a reality when Lewis accompanied Patty Schemel, drummer for Hole, to a Blondie concert and she became instantly inspired by the “live” element of the show and knew it was her calling. Juliette began to reach out to everyone she knew to find musicians to accompany herself and Patty and soon, the Licks became, Patty Schemel, Todd Morse and Paul Ill. “Todd Morse is not only a songwriter but a perfect punk-rock rhythm guitarist”.
“Paul Ill I’ve nicknamed Professor Ill because he can reference anything from Faces to Black Sabbath to the Police. ”Juliette and the Licks released their first EP …Like a Bolt of Lightning, in 2004, which was shortly followed by the release of their debut album Youre Speaking My Language. The album spawned their most successful single Youre Speaking My Language, the released version of the second single was a remix of the original song, which had a more rock influence. Morris left the band before sessions for the 2nd album had begun, the Licks recruited Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl to fill the gap. Grohl went on to ask the Licks to be a guest act at the Foo Fighters sell out Hyde Park performance on the June 17,2006, to around 85,000 people. At the same event and Moa Holmsten from Meldrum came on stage for one of Motörheads songs to do backing vocals, after their performance at Hyde Park, their second album Four on the Floor, was released in late 2006. Hot Kiss which was one of the Licks most successful singles, was the first release from the album, though the single, Sticky Honey.
With the release of their album and the Licks went on tour in late 2006 in America. They once opened for Muse, and Chris Cornell, on July 15,2007, Juliette and the Licks announced on their MySpace page that Kemble Walters decided that it was time for him to go back to his original career as leader of his own band, The Rise. Juliette and the Licks announced that they would be continuing their tour as planned with a player until a permanent member could be found. In August 2007, Juliette and the Licks chose guitarist Emilio Cueto to permanently fill the spot, on September 27,2007, the band appeared at MTV Brasils music awards, the MTV Video Music Brasil, presenting an award and performing as well. The band appeared at the 2008 MTVAAs on April 26 in Sydney and they both performed as one of the headlining acts and presented at the show
Punk rock is a rock music genre that developed in the early to mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Rooted in 1960s garage rock and other forms of what is now known as proto-punk music, Punk bands typically produced short or fast-paced songs, with hard-edged melodies and singing styles, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Punk embraces a DIY ethic, many bands self-produce recordings and distribute them through informal channels, the term punk was first used in relation to rock music by some American critics in the early 1970s, to describe garage bands and their devotees. The following year saw punk rock spreading around the world, for the most part, punk took root in local scenes that tended to reject association with the mainstream. An associated punk subculture emerged, expressing youthful rebellion and characterized by distinctive styles of clothing and adornment, by the beginning of the 1980s, more aggressive styles such as hardcore and street punk had become the predominant mode of punk rock.
Musicians identifying with or inspired by punk pursued a range of other variations, giving rise to post-punk. At the end of the 20th century, punk rock had been adopted by the mainstream, as pop punk and punk bands such as Green Day. The first wave of rock was aggressively modern, distancing itself from the bombast. According to Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone, In its initial form, what happens is that people who could not hold a candle to the likes of Hendrix started noodling away. Soon you had endless solos that went nowhere, by 1973, I knew that what was needed was some pure, stripped down, no bullshit rock n roll. In critic Robert Christgaus description, It was a subculture that rejected the political idealism. Technical accessibility and a DIY spirit are prized in punk rock, in the early days of punk rock, this ethic stood in marked contrast to what those in the scene regarded as the ostentatious musical effects and technological demands of many mainstream rock bands. Musical virtuosity was often looked on with suspicion, according to Holmstrom, punk rock was rock and roll by people who didnt have very many skills as musicians but still felt the need to express themselves through music.
In December 1976, the English fanzine Sideburns published an illustration of three chords, captioned This is a chord, this is another, this is a third. The title of a 1980 single by the New York punk band Stimulators, inscribed a catchphrase for punks basic musical approach. The previous year, when the rock revolution began in Great Britain, was to be both a musical and a cultural Year Zero. As a Clash associate describes singer Joe Strummers outlook, Punk rock is meant to be our freedom, were meant to be able to do what we want to do. Scholar Daniel S. Traber argues that attaining authenticity in the identity can be difficult, as the punk scene matured, he observes
Patricia Theresa Schemel is an American drummer and musician who rose to prominence as the drummer of alternative rock band Hole from 1992 until 1998. In 1998, Schemel left Hole, and in the early 2000s reunited with Hole frontwoman Courtney Love during her career, and drummed for Juliette. As of 2010, Schemel continues to play music and gives drum lessons, in 2013, Schemel joined the indie rock group Upset, formed by Ali Koehler, previously of Vivian Girls and Best Coast. She formed rock and roll band with her brother, Larry Schemel, Schemel was born the middle child of three children and grew up in Marysville, Washington. Schemel began playing drums at age eleven, and played music with her brother Larry, as a teenager, Schemel came out as a lesbian to her family. Musically, Schemels early influences included Echo & the Bunnymen, AC/DC and Wire, among punk rock bands. The pair joined Seattle punk band Sybil, which was renamed Kill Sybil due to the artist of the same name, in 1987, she joined Doll Squad, an all-female punk rock band from Seattle, Washington.
The band was active from 1987 to 1989 gaining an indie following in Seattle, playing alongside Nirvana. Between Kill Sybil and Doll Squad Patty played drums for Everett Washington band The Primitives with poet Raegan Butcher and local legends Danny Darst, after leaving Doll Squad Patty formed SNUF with Faye West on vocals, Otis P. Otis on guitar, and Michael on bass. Michael died in a drug related fire and was replaced by Darren Peters, shortly after picking up Peters, Mark Spiders came in on second guitar. Infamous for playing naked at Squid Row on Seattles Capitol Hill, Patty would move on to join Hole and Mark and Otis would form Willard. Schemel was considered by Kurt Cobain as Nirvanas drummer after the departure of their drummer, Cobain had been a fan of Schemels former band Sybil, which had been based in Seattle. However, after Dave Grohls audition, Schemel became Cobains second choice, Schemels first work with Hole was the recording of their fourth single, Beautiful Son, on which she played guitar on the b-side 20 Years in the Dakota, with Love playing bass.
Following this, Schemel played drums on Holes second and most successful album to date Live Through This and she went on to tour with the band for the promotion of Live Through This, which featured dates at the Reading Festival, Big Day Out and Lollapalooza. While on tour in April 1995, Schemel became the first woman ever to appear on the cover of Drum World magazine, Schemels girlfriend at the time acted as Courtney Loves personal assistant during Holes 1994–1995 world tour, while promoting Live Through This. Also in the mid-1990s, according to a source, Patty was in a brief relationship with drummer Polly Johnson of 764-HERO. Around this time, she recorded with Phranc, playing drums on the Goofyfoot EP. In 1996, Schemel played drums on Holes cover of Fleetwood Macs song Gold Dust Woman and she sang backing vocals and appeared prominently in the video for the song
An extended play is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP. EPs generally do not contain as many tracks as albums, and are considered less expensive, an EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play and LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well. Ricardo Baca of The Denver Post said, EPs—originally extended-play single releases that are shorter than traditional albums—have long been popular with punk, in the United Kingdom, the Official Chart Company defines a boundary between EP and album classification at 25 minutes of length or four tracks. EPs were released in various sizes in different eras, the earliest multi-track records, issued around 1919 by Grey Gull Records, were vertically cut 78 rpm discs known as 2-in-1 records. These had finer than usual grooves, like Edison Disc Records, by 1949, when the 45 rpm single and 33 1⁄3 rpm LP were competing formats, seven-inch 45 rpm singles had a maximum playing time of only about four minutes per side.
Partly as an attempt to compete with the LP introduced in 1948 by rival Columbia, RCA Victor introduced Extended Play 45s during 1952. Their narrower grooves, achieved by lowering the levels and sound compression optionally. These were usually 10-inch LPs split onto two seven-inch EPs or 12-inch LPs split onto three seven-inch EPs, either separately or together in gatefold covers. This practice became less common with the advent of triple-speed-available phonographs. Some classical music albums released at the beginning of the LP era were distributed as EP albums—notably the seven operas that Arturo Toscanini conducted on radio between 1944 and 1954. These opera EPs, originally broadcast on the NBC Radio network and manufactured by RCA, in the 1990s, they began appearing on compact discs. During the 1950s, RCA published several EP albums of Walt Disney movies and these usually featured the original casts of actors and actresses. Each album contained two seven-inch records, plus an illustrated booklet containing the text of the recording, so that children could follow along by reading.
Some of the titles included Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and what was a recent release, because of the popularity of 7 and other formats, SP records became less popular and the production of SPs in Japan was suspended in 1963. In the 1950s and 1960s, EPs were usually compilations of singles or album samplers and were played at 45 rpm on seven-inch discs. Record Retailer printed the first EP chart in 1960, the New Musical Express, Melody Maker and Music Echo and the Record Mirror continued to list EPs on their respective singles charts. The Beatles Twist and Shout outsold most singles for some weeks in 1963, when the BBC and Record Retailer commissioned the British Market Research Bureau to compile a chart it was restricted to singles and EPs disappeared from the listings. In the Philippines, seven-inch EPs marketed as mini-LPs were introduced in 1970, with tracks selected from an album and this mini-LP format became popular in America in the early 1970s for promotional releases, and for use in jukeboxes
Fiddler Records was a small independent record label serving as the launch pad for several artists seminal to the pop and emo genres. Starting as the brainchild of 16-year-old entrepreneur Amy Fleisher Madden in 1996, over the course of 10 years, Fiddler Records developed a steady roster of successful artists such as The Bled, The Higher, Juliette & The Licks, Name Taken and Classic Case. Currently, the Fiddler Records catalog is managed by Animal Manufacturing Co, Animal Manufacturing has released vinyl for both Recover and Name Taken and has helped keep the spirit of Fiddler alive. Fiddler Records started in 1996 by Amy Fleisher Madden at age 16, after saving $600 from promoting several shows over the course of several months at Cheers, Amy invested the money in a 7” by the band Vacant Andys. The gold vinyl release was titled Anodyne, and marked the first release from both an artist and label showing signs of much bigger things on the horizon. Fiddler began building a roster with several records, including the labels forth release, New Found Glorys Its All About the Girls and it eventually sold more than 80,000 copies, as New Found Glory went on to pop-punk stardom earning multiple gold records for major labels.
In March 2000, Fiddler released The Swiss Army Romance, a record from Chris Carrabba’s solo project titled Dashboard Confessional. In order to meet the demand, The Swiss Army Romance was sold from Fiddler to the MCA Records subsidiary Drive-Thru Records. In November 2002, Fiddler signed a deal with MCA Records. In March 2003, MCA folded into Geffen Records, which inherited Fiddlers contract. ”After many staff changes and band break-ups, Fiddler was dismantled in 2006. Once again solely operated by Amy, Fiddler closed and left the website with only the words “Gone fission Fiddler no longer exists in the physical nor the metaphysical world
Four on the Floor (Juliette and the Licks album)
Four on the Floor is the second and final full-length album by Juliette and the Licks. The follow-up to Youre Speaking My Language, this album was released on October 2,2006, in the UK and it was released on July 24,2007, in the US with two bonus tracks. The first single, Hot Kiss, was released on September 25,2006, a remix of Inside the Cage can be heard in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV on the Radio Broker station. Before this album production, both Jason Morris and Paul Ill left the band for more studio-based work. Jason Womack recorded bass guitar and Dave Grohl recorded the drums, the new live drummer for the supporting tour was Ed Davis
Juliette L. Lewis is an American actress and singer. She gained fame for her role in Martin Scorseses 1991 remake of the thriller Cape Fear for which she was nominated for both an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. This followed with roles in Whats Eating Gilbert Grape, Natural Born Killers, Strange Days, The Evening Star, From Dusk till Dawn. Her work in television has resulted in two Emmy nominations, Lewis launched a career as a singer and musician, leading the American rock band and the Licks, until 2009 when she launched a solo career. Lewis was born in Los Angeles, California, to Geoffrey Lewis, an actor, and his wife, Glenis Batley. She has eight siblings – brothers Lightfield, Peter and Matthew, and sisters Brandy, Dierdre Lewis, Lewis appeared in The Wonder Years as Waynes girlfriend in Episodes 24,34 and 36. She played Audrey Griswold in National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, over the next few years, she appeared in Woody Allens Husbands and Wives, Peter Medaks Romeo Is Bleeding, and opposite Brad Pitt in Kalifornia.
In 1993, she acted alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp in the drama film Whats Eating Gilbert Grape and she played Mallory Knox in Oliver Stones Natural Born Killers. She played a singer in the film Strange Days, doing her own singing on covers of two songs written by PJ Harvey. She received an Emmy nomination for her performance in Hysterical Blindness in 2003 and she appeared in the HIM music video for Buried Alive By Love in 2003. She appeared in the 2004 film Starsky & Hutch, playing the role of Kitty, Lewis appeared in Rockstar Games Grand Theft Auto IV, providing the voice of Juliette, the host of fictional radio station Radio Broker. She appeared in a GAP commercial in which she was dancing with Daft Punk to the tune of the song Digital Love and she appeared in the Jan Kounen film Renegade with Vincent Cassel. In 2012 she starred in the short-lived series The Firm, on NBC as Tammy and she reprised her role as Audrey Griswold in 2012 in a series of Old Navy holiday commercials featuring the Griswold family.
In 2015, she had a role in the television series Wayward Pines. Lewis launched a career as a singer and musician, leading American rock band Juliette. Lewis features on the track Bad Brother by the band The Infidels, from The Crow, Salvation Soundtrack album, Lewis has appeared on three tracks by Electronic Music group The Prodigys 2004 CD Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned. In 2006, Blender magazine included her in their hottest women of rock music list, in 2009, Lewis performed at the Przystanek Woodstock in Poland. In 2010, she played at the Rock for People festival in the Czech Republic, in December 2010, Lewis hosted the game television show Never Mind the Buzzcocks and repeated in January 2012