Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland just released the debut LP by his funky new art-rock band Gizmodrome, which features King Crimson’s Adrian Belew on guitar. Here he chooses his favorite songs about indulgence and abandon, and tells us what he loves about each.
This sounds like a large band gone mad. He couldn’t get real Brecker Brothers–type players, so the result is creativity rather than chops.
This has a dark, echoey, Cajun atmosphere. But it has that atmosphere from the wrong side of midnight.
It’s about wild abandon. When you hear this song, you know it’s going on down in the street. Let’s get down there.
This is one of the more explosive Hendrix tracks, where the drums are thrashing nonstop and his riff just doesn’t quit.
At last, after a half-century of domination by guitar, bass and drums, everything has been turned upside down. It’s a revolution.