improvise is to fight against stupidity.
Brooks is a real punk pioneer. You may recognize his bass playing
from the Modern Lovers, one of the great proto-punk albums of all-time
released in 1976. This is just one highlight in Ernies career
he has performed with some of the real music legends Jerry
Harrison, New York Dolls
even Allen Ginsberg. He has also
performed or recorded with John Sherman, Ed Tomney, Randy Gunn,
Jesse Chamberlain and English guitar legend Chris Spedding.
Russell and Elliott Murphy nurtured Ernies songwriting skills
(separately) and their influence remains intact today, after a dozen
records and countless tours. Apparantly, his limits are boundaryless
recording and performing with David Johansen, Peter Gordons
Love of Life Orchestra and minimalist composer Rhys
Chathams ensemble, which later expanded to a 100 guitar orchestra.
regrouped with Jerry Harrison in the eighties for his Casual Gods
albums, touring with Chris Spedding, Bernie Worrell and Joyce Bowden.
He then moved to France where he worked with Elliott Rhys, Tony
Truant and free-jazz grunge guitarist Jean Francoid Pauvros.
lives in New York and often performs with Gods and Monsters and
various formations with trombone wizard Peter Zummo. Ernie plans
to release his album with Moon Caravan in 2003.
Ernie Brooks bass, vocals
Country Joe and the Fish
Peter Paul & Mary
W. B. Yeats