Genre: Alternative/Alt. Rock, Hip Hop, Jazz
SWEETBACK: Black In Back
After having played SWEETBACK’s debut album tirelessly in all sorts of players for almost ten years, let me tell you that the happy owners of "Amok" will be delighted to know that SWEETBACK have finally delivered their next opus.
For those who have missed the boat or who have not yet had the pleasure of seeing them live (at Transmusicales Rennes, Festival
Les 3 Elephants or Nouveau Casino in Paris, among others ...), let’s remind ourselves quickly of a few facts.
Formed in 1998, SWEETBACK is the meeting of three guys haunted by the anarchistic and revolutionary experiments of John Coltrane, Charles Mingus and Elvin Jones. Each one of them is already very busy blowing in Zenzile, torturing their fingers in Lo'Jo or piercing skins in several rock bands in Angers. You can
now understand why it took so many years before they could find the time to record a sequel.
In spite of what their instruments could suggest, Raggy (sax), Kham (bass) and Mehdi (drums) do not play jazz. At least, not this purring and pot-bellied jazz that has long forgotten its wild roots. The three men have not forgotten where they come from; they have not forgotten the impact felt in discovering for
the first time Fugazi, Red Snapper or Morphine. And their music has both the punk power of the first, the groove of the second and the shining class the third.