Originally released on vinyl by Qbico records QBICO 049LP 10/9/2006
"Sax player Steve Mackay blow with The Stooges on the legendary Fun House session in 1970 (and rejoined them in 2003 when they played their first show in 29 years at the Coachella Festival, and he has performed with them ever since + rec. two more albums)... nearly 25 years later he got involved w/Radon Ensemble, which includes members from such disparate groups such as Temple of Bon Matin & the Arthur Doyle EAE (Paternostro/Wilcox), Nimrod (Lohman), Koonda Holaa (Kamilsky), ect... the 10 tracks from his 3rd release as a leader (1st being a recent collaboration w/Smegma issued on CD + Michigan and Arcturus, as well on CD) are the highlights from live or radio sessions rec. over a two year span: 2004/06. Musically speaking you're on a magic carpet for a wild ride: they rock hard and swing free with whimsical & powerful electronic touches... it's really a unique ride in his genre!"
STEVE MACKAY AND THE RADON ENSEMBLE- Tunnel diner (QBICO 49) yellow vinyl, "David Stone Martin" hand-made cover by Ed Wilcox, ltd ed 26 copies ONLY.
rec. in four different sessions:
Jersey City, NJ @ WFMU on Brian Turner Show l.l0.04 w/Ed Wilcox, Vincent Paternostro, Kamilsky, Jason LaFarge
Hickory, NC @ Undeground 2.4.06 w/ Sam Lohman, Noah Mickens, Scott Nydegger, Giovanni Donadini, John Sharp, Ed Cooper
Jersey City, NJ @ WFMU on Acapulco Rodriguez show 6.4.06 w/Sam Lohman, Noah Mickens, Scott Nydegger, Giovanni Donadini, John Sharp, Ed Wilcox
Marseille, France @ L'Embobineuse l5.4.06 w/Kamilsky, Nyko Esterle, Yann Geoffriaud, Scott Nydegger, John Sharp, Nico "Saxidriver"
released February 3, 2017
Steve Mackay - Tenor Sax
Artwork – Ed Wilcox
Edited By – Scott Nydegger
Mastered By – Patrick Dundon
Performer – Ed Cooper (2) (tracks: A1, A5, B2), Ed Wilcox (tracks: A3, A4, B1, B3, B4), Giovanni Donadini (tracks: A1, A4 to B3), Jason LaFarge (tracks: A3, B4), John Sharp (2) (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to B3, B5), Kamilsky (tracks: A2, A3, B4, B5), Nico "Saxidriver" (tracks: A2, B5), Noah Mickens (tracks: A1, A4 to B3), Nyko Esterle (tracks: A2, B5), Sam Lohman (tracks: A1, A4 to B3), Scott Nydegger (tracks: A1, A4 to B3), Scott Nydegger (tracks: A2, B5), Vin Paternostro* (tracks: A3, B4), Yann Geoffriaud (tracks: A2, B5)
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