Saturday, June 11, 2005

Another MVP


Tom Potter, originally uploaded by Theresa K.

Tom Potter, late of Bantam Rooster, Dirtbombs, and Detroit City Council is another one of those "most valuable player" types. Though lumped into the Detroit garage scene, this guitar playing noise-maker fits fluidly into any sort of musical landscape.

Bantam Rooster was a noisy guitar and drums outfit, totally punky - two people, no bass (sound familiar?)... and Potter's musical contributions to the Dirtbombs on fuzz baritone were outshined only by his hysterical stage presence (a true bad boy!!). As Detroit City Council's frontman, he had the wherewithall to actually have Black men in his Detroit funk band....one of my favorite off the wall Tom Potter contributions is on Troy Gregory's solo album, "Sybil" on the track "Lice Cots and Rabies Shots."

Punk doesn't have to be vintage to be great. Tom Potter was a child when punk emerged, but it must have sunk in while he was growing up because he's one bad-ass punk MF, if ya know what I mean.

I love this guy's music so much, check him out and find out why.

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