An all-star lineup of musicians will soon pay a much-needed tribute to the Brian Eno classic, “Here Come the Warm Jets.” The legendary album from the former Roxy Music member will be performed in its entirety at Joe’s Pub by Joan Wasser (otherwise known as Joan As Police Woman), Vernon Reid of Living Color, Travis Morrison of The Dismemberment Plan, Sohrab Habibion from Obits, Paul Duncan of Warm Ghost, and Don Cippola of Phantom Family Hero. The show is the brainchild of Rob Christiansen, a sound engineer and composer who decided to get the acts together as a birthday present to himself. “Here Come the Warm Jets” garnered critical praise from US and UK music critics when it was released in 1974, and Eno’s now best known as the producer for bands like U2 and Coldplay.
Asked about his mindset during the original recordings for “Here Come the Warm Jets,” Eno now says, “I was just in a mad moon, really, when I did it, and also had this feeling of incredible freedom.” It’ll be fascinating to see what the performers at the Joe’s Pub show do with the album, which has been praised for its “Beatlesy pop sentimentality.” The event takes place on Sunday, January 8th 2011 at 9:30 pm. Joe’s Pub is located at 425 Layfayette Street NY, NY 10003. For more information, and to purchase tickets, go here.
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