Birthday Celebration
Painkiller :  50th Birthday Celebration Volume Twelve
Cat. # 5012
Released Sep 2005
cd time - 43:16
US Price $16.00
A powerful and breathtaking meeting of masters. With the tight rhythm section of Laswell and Drake, who have a long history working together in a variety of bands and contexts, and the empathetic insanity of Patton and Zorn, this set was as much of a surprise to the musicians as it was to the pumped up crowd that were lucky enough to hear it that night. Although billed as Painkiller, this once in a lifetime unit was really something completely different. At times hilarious, exhilarating, outrageous and transcendent, this is music only the New American Underground could create. East Coast meets West Coast meets Midwest: New York, California and Chicago come together in this twisted, funky improviser’s paradise.
Bill Laswell: Bass
John Zorn: Saxophone

Hamid Drake: Drums

Special Guest
Mike Patton: Voice