The background for this project is an interesting story.
, of course)
had been a longtime fan of Mother Superior (a fine rock band
in their day, and also the backing band for Henry Rollins
for a time), and as part of a birthday celebration in early 2015,
Ian invited MS guitarist Jim Wilson over to play some old tunes.
A pair of well-known metal cronies
(Joey Vera of
and well-travelled drummer John Tempesta)
and Ian's wife Pearl Aday completed the lineup, and the resulting
jam session went over so well that
jumped in and pushed for a complete album.
And so Motor Sister (taking their name from a Superior song)
was born, and
, a collection of Mother Superior covers, was soon released.
While this is miles from Anthrax/Saint territory, certainly fans of
Mother Superior would like these revitalized versions of the old
classics, but also anyone into bluesy, slightly Southern hard rock/metal
will like this, as the songs sound fresh and the band is tight and
A fitting tribute to an underrated band from the past.
(Anthrax, ex-Stormtroopers Of Death)
(Arch/Matheos, Armored Saint, ex-Engine, Fates Warning, O.S.I., ex-Seven Witches, Seven Witches)
(ex-Black Label Society, ex-Exodus, ex-Testament, ex-White Zombie, ex-Rob Zombie)
Reviews: Sea Of Tranquility
- A Hole
- This Song Reminds Me of You
- Beg Borrow Steal
- Fool Around
- Get That Girl
- Head Hanging Low
- Fork in the Road
- Little Motor Sister
- Pretty in the Morning
- Devil Wind
- Pearl Aday
- Jim Wilson
- Scott Ian
- Joey Vera
- John Tempesta