Last Exit: Last Exit
Mayhem. Sonic mayhem. Peter Brötzmann, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Sonny Sharrock, and Bill Laswell tear everything up, chew it, spit it out, and repeat. This quartet freely rips through jazz, rock, and blues and stomps all over all them tropes until they lay splayed out on the ground begging for mercy. Punk Jazz is much too timid a term.
The Wire magazine (get it now!) features Peter Brötzmann on its November 2012 cover and I highly recommend checking out that article/interview. Last Exit the band and album comes some roughly 20 years after the blisteringly beautiful Machine Gun and you'll notice Mr. Brötzmann hasn't lost any steam (if anything he's even steamier). If you read the Wire interview you'll also see that Brötzmann breaks up his bands as soon as they start feeling comfortable, discomfort being one of the creative sparks he's after. So we're talking purposefully edgy, intentionally disquieting, mean-ass'd stuff. I don't know about you, but sometimes mad energy is just what the doctor ordered and Peter Brötzmann, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Sonny Sharrock, and Bill Laswell have the 'script and they make house calls.
Recorded live in 1986, Last Exit is Last Exit's debut album and comes highly recommended to those looking for a dose of barely controlled rage. Get it in CD-quality FLAC form from Quboz.