Cerebral Lubrication

by Chris Bottomley

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about

CEREBRAL LUBRICATION is an acclaimed Double CD compilation from Toronto bassist & composer CHRIS BOTTOMLEY containing 26 tracks of killer funk, reggae, dub, downtempo and jazz.

It's a virtual compendium of Toronto music history, with it's varied guest performers such as Odel Johnson (Mikey Dread, Messenjah) & Andru Branch, sitting in on the reggae cuts; Kathryn Rose, Howie Beck, Richard Underhill & members of the Shuffle Demons, the list goes on....Ken Myhr (Cowboy Junkies) - on all tracks, Bottomley's bass delivers the fatness you need.

This collection gives you re-mixes from his CD's; "BRAINFUDGE" & "KNOTTY BITS", some live cuts from the BAMBOO CLUB in Toronto, and some new suprises...all from a decades worth of recording! Hard to believe that all this good music comes from Chris Bottomley - bassist in Toronto, Canada.

REVIEWS

#6 CHART ATTACK 2003 NATIONAL JAZZ CHARTS!!!! 2003

"What a great double CD. I'm in doubt if I'll leave it at the station or I'll need it at home for those hard and hot summer nights with all of my neighbours listening to this brilliant mixture of rhythms.
There'll be no one song from this CD on our Hit List, because ALL of the songs must be played on a daily basis."
(Rafel Corbi - RPEM -FM Radio, Costa Brava, Spain)

"Rhythmic, electrical, modern jazz perfectly fusioned with sounds of Afro, Funk, Fusion, Reggae and World Music. You feel like a time traveler on a trip to the new dimensions of modern jazz. Chris Bottomley blows up your mind with his Cerebral Lubrication!"
(Carl Flisch - RadioCrazy Multi-Channel Internet Radio Service)


"To say that Chris Bottomley is inventive is kind of like saying the Titanic had buoyancy issues. Endlessly excellent musical style with some of the loopiest song names since Frank Zappa combine for a truly interesting individual. In fact, I'd go so far as to say there's very few in the business today more qualified to step into Zappa's musical loafers."
(Clay Evans - Radio Nosferatu)

credits

released September 23, 2003

CREDITS
Produced by Chris Bottomley
Mixed By Jono Grant & CB
Mastered at Victory Drive Recording by Jono Grant
Cover Art by Alisdair Jones

Recorded at Victory Drive, Bryden's Audio Massage Theatre & CB's Troll Pit in Toronto, Canada. (1988-2002)
Engineers - Jono Grant, Bryden Baird, Crispy B
Cuts 8 & 18 recorded at The Gas Station, Toronto, by Don Kerr in 1994

* Recorded live at The Comfort Zone (2002) & The Bamboo Club, (1995-1997) Toronto.
Engineers: Chris Ross, Mark Prinsloo
Mixed by Chris Bottomley at Victory Drive


TRACK LISTINGS

MY CAMEL'S ON FIRE (Bottomley)
CB - bass, djembe
Davide Direnzo - drums
Jono Grant - piano, tambourine
Ernie Tollar - sax

TROUBLE MAKIN' FREAK ( Bottomley, Grant)
CB - bass, djembe, , tambourine, maniacal laughter
Jono Grant - piano
Richard Underhill - sax
Bryden Baird - Trumpet

AFRICAN HEAD DUB (Bottomley, Grant)
CB - bass, djembe, shaker
Jono Grant - moog

BRAZILIAN THUNDER THROB (Bottomley)
CB - bass, djembe, shaker, vocals, effects
Bryden Baird - flugelhorn

LET'S GET TOGETHER (Bottomley)
CB - bass, vocals
Mike Goodridge - drums
Tomaz Jardim - guitar
Andru Branch - hammond
Jono Grant - rhodes
Bryden Baird - flugelhorn

BELIZE CITY BAKIN' (Bottomley)
CB - bass
Mike Goodridge - drums
Andru Branch - keys
Tomaz Jardim - guitar
Jono Grant - rhodes
Bryden Baird - trumpet
Rich Underhill - sax
Jim Bish - bass flute

WORLD OF DREAMS (Bottomley)
CB - bass
Dean Stone - drums
Bryden Baird - trumpet
Jono Grant - guitar, hammond
Rich Underhill - sax

WHERE OUR HEARTS BELONG (Bottomley)
CB - bass, lead guitars, guitar drum, percussion
Chris Brown - piano, trombone
Odel Johnson - drums
Ian Menzies - rhythm guitar, lead guitar

FULL CIRCLE (Bottomley)
CB - bass
Dean Stone - drums
Bryden Baird - flugelhorn
Jono Grant - , electric piano, guitar
Rich Underhill - sax

HANGIN' TO THE RIVERBANK (Bottomley, Grant)
CB - bass
Dean Stone - drums
Bryden Baird - flugelhorn
Jono Grant - electric piano, guitar

CHILLIN' (LIVE) (Bottomley) *
CB - bass
Dean Stone - drums
Rich Underhill - alto sax
Bryden Baird - flugelhorn
James Gray - keys
Wayne Cass - lead guitar

FLOATING & DRIFTING (Bottomley)
CB - acoustic guitar
Jono Grant - electric guitar, electric piano, fx

MY HEART BEATING (Bottomley)
CB - acoustic guitar, bass, shaker
Ken Myhr - electric guitars
Jono Grant - shaker, percussion, mellotron

RANDOM SPLATTER EFFECT (Bottomley)
CB - basses, djembe, acoustic guitar
Jono Grant - piano
Jim Bish - flute

TROUBLE MAKIN' FREAKAZOID (MASHUP MIX)
CB - bass, djembe, , tambourine, maniacal laughter
Jono Grant - piano
Richard Underhill - sax
Bryden Baird - Trumpet

DJEMBE CARNIVAL (Bottomley)
CB - hofner bass, djembe
Jim Bish - flute
Jono Grant - guitar, fx

SPIDER WOMAN (Bottomley)
CB - bass
Dean Stone - drums
Bryden Baird - trumpet, flugelhorn
Jono Grant - clavinet, guitar
Rich Underhill - sax

BANGIN' IN THE CAN (Bottomley)
CB - bass, congas, shaker, percussion, talking drum
Odel Johnson - drums
Ian Menzies - rhythm guitar
Kathryn Rose - vocals
James Gray - treated piano, harmonium, vocals

ABOUNDING (Bottomley)
CB - bass, talking drum
Ian Menzies - guitars
Nic Gotham - alto sax
Howie Beck - drums
Rick Lazar - percussion
Kathryn Rose - vocals
Jane Miller - vocals

SLINKY DUB (Bottomley, Baird, White) *
CB - bass
Alisdair Jones - bass
Ian Menzies - guitars
Odel Johnson - drums
Great Bob Scott - drums
Ian Menzies - guitar
Ken Myhr - guitar
Bryden Baird - trumpet
Perry White - sax

OH HEY YEH * (Bottomley, Gray, Jones, Payne, Beck, Underhill)
CB - bass, djembe
Alisdair Jones - bass
Thomas Payne - guitar
Howie Beck - drums
James Gray - mini moog
Rich Underhill - alto sax

LET'S GET TOGETHER IN DUB * (Bottomley)
CB - bass
Ken Myhr - lead guitar
Dean Stone - drums
Bryden Baird - piano

FUNKY WINKER BEANS (Bottomley) *
CB - bass
Alisdair Jones - bass
Dean Stone - drums
Bryden Baird - trumpet
Rich Underhill - sax
Jono Grant - guitar

CHILLIN' (Bottomley) *
CB - bass
Dean Stone - drums
Rich Underhill - alto sax
Jono Grant - guitar
Bryden Baird - flugelhorn

CHILLIN' (REPRISE)
CB - bass
Dean Stone - drums
Rich Underhill - alto sax
Bryden Baird - flugelhorn
Jono Grant - guitar

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Chris Bottomley Toronto, Ontario

Versatile bassist, songwriter Chris Bottomley started his recording and performance
antics in 1982 in post punk Toronto, performing with the rock cirkus Tulpa. He started
his funk/rock/jazz collective Brainfudge in 1991.

"True to his reputation as one of the Big Smoke's best bass thumpers" - NOW Magazine
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