From the Dreamworks Records Site.
The last six months has seen the ever-busy Henry Rollins in the studio working on his first new music record for over two years with a totally new version of Rollins Band.
Says Rollins of the line up change “Sim, Chris, Melvin and Theo (the previous Rollins Band members) are some of the finest people I have ever met. Brilliant, hardworking, honest and 100% music. We all have very different musical interests though, and I don’t think I can keep up with them. When we finished the last tour I gave the band, the guys and the music we made a lot of thought. I came to the conclusion that we had realized our potential, kicked no small amount of ass for over a decade and to leave it be and move on.”
For the new sessions Rollins has teamed up with guitar player Jim Wilson, bass player Marcus Blake and drummer Jason Mackenroth and has written and recorded over twenty songs, the highlights of which will be released in January 2000 on the DreamWorks label.
The new version of Rollins Band makes it’s live debut this summer with a short run of US club shows and two European festival appearances, after which they will go on hiatus until the release of the record in the new year while Henry completes a worldwide spoken word tour in support of his “Think Tank” album.
For the past five years, Jim, Marcus and Jason, the new band members have been touring and making records together as the LA based Mother Superior. Says Henry “At the beginning of 1998, my friends and favorite LA band, Mother Superior, asked if I would produce some tracks for their next record. I was honored and got on board. The outcome was their fine record “Deep”. I asked the guys if they would write some songs with me. They said yes and so we booked some time at a local rehearsal studio to check it out. It was strange to be in this particular place as it was the same room I first practiced in when I joined Black Flag in 1981. I had no idea how we would work together. I think we wrote three songs that night that were exactly the kind of music that I had always wanted to make. I’m very happy with “Get Some Go Again” (the title of the new album). I like the sounds, the playing, the takes, the soul and the passion, and feel that I have given it everything I’ve got. I’m very proud of the record.”
“Get Some Go Again” is the first Rollins Band album produced by Rollins himself, and was recorded in Los Angeles at Cherokee Studios, Cliff Norrell undertook the engineering duties.