121

TriPod: TriPod

Glenn Astarita By

Sign in to view read count
The trio known as Morphine enamored many rock fans with its hard-hitting amalgamation of blues-rock pieces led by the late Mark Sandman's 2-string bass attack. Meanwhile, the New York City-based trio Tripod reformulates some of these concepts into more of a progressive mold. Here, lead vocalist/12-string bassist Clint Bahr and woodwind specialist Keith Gurland both utilize bass pedals for a set teeming with booming lines and ominously stated choruses.

Drummer Steve Tobin drives home the pulsating rock rhythms while also augmenting the soloists' fervent interplay and circuitous time signatures. However, on this release the musicians conjure up a few well-stated grooves that often hearken back to the early 70's British Canterbury scene. Through it all, the band's thoroughly refreshing tactics and huge wall of sound provides the mark of distinction. Bass-icaly, the artists combine pop sensibilities along with a thrusting King Crimson-style attitude as progressive rock gets a college education here! Recommended.

TriPod


Track Listing: 1.Rain Parade 2.Trip The Light 3.No Side of Maybe 4.As The Sun 5.Incident (Suite) 6.Four Winds 7.Jerome

Personnel: Clint Bahr: lead vocals, 12-string bass, bass pedals

Title: TriPod | Year Released: 2001 | Record Label: Independent Records


Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read ON Tour CD/LP/Track Review ON Tour
by John Kelman
Published: October 22, 2017
Read On a Distant Shore CD/LP/Track Review On a Distant Shore
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: October 22, 2017
Read Friends & Heroes: Guitar Duets CD/LP/Track Review Friends & Heroes: Guitar Duets
by Roger Farbey
Published: October 22, 2017
Read Signal 9 CD/LP/Track Review Signal 9
by Glenn Astarita
Published: October 22, 2017
Read For the Love of You CD/LP/Track Review For the Love of You
by Jack Bowers
Published: October 21, 2017
Read Recent Developments CD/LP/Track Review Recent Developments
by John Sharpe
Published: October 21, 2017
Read "Blooming Tall Phlox" CD/LP/Track Review Blooming Tall Phlox
by Mark Sullivan
Published: January 23, 2017
Read "Do Not Go Gently" CD/LP/Track Review Do Not Go Gently
by Ian Patterson
Published: July 19, 2017
Read "The Wild" CD/LP/Track Review The Wild
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: February 26, 2017
Read "Goin' Your Way" CD/LP/Track Review Goin' Your Way
by Doug Collette
Published: November 6, 2016
Read "Rebel Portraiture" CD/LP/Track Review Rebel Portraiture
by Karl Ackermann
Published: August 12, 2017
Read "Wake Up Call" CD/LP/Track Review Wake Up Call
by Glenn Astarita
Published: April 24, 2017

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.