Available now! "Hugh Hopper: The Gift of Purpose", benefit CD for Hugh's family.
Wayside Music or
Downtown Music Gallery. Every penny goes directly to Hugh's wife and daughter.
Listen to a track here
"I got a message the other day from Hugh Hopper's wife Christine. She
reported that since Hugh's passing, she's been struggling with
finances. Of course she's also struggling emotionally, as she misses
him terribly, but the gist of her message was a call for financial
help. She recalled that Hugh told her that if she ran into trouble,
to ask their friends for help. So she did. In response, John Roulat,
Steve Feigenbaum, and I decided to produce a limited edition benefit
CD, 'The Gift Of Purpose'. We are splitting the manufacturing costs
and donating the gross income to Christine. Steve has already wired
her some money in advance. It will be a Cuneiform Record. The bulk of
the benefit CD will be a beautifully recorded Bone concert that we
did at Orion Sound in Baltimore. There is also a bonus track by
myself, John, Colin Marston (Behold....the Arctopus), Daevid
Allen (who contributed a beautiful vocal track), and Yves Duboin (Doctor Nerve).
It will be in digipak format, with cover design by Bill
Ellsworth (who does Cuneiform Records). So it'll look and sound very,
very good. I hope you can support this project!" - Nick Didkovsky
This fabulous all-star progressive power trio features Nick Didkovsky (from Dr. Nerve) on lead guitar,
Hugh Hopper (Canterbury fuzz-bass legend for Soft Machine & Isotope, etc.) and John Roulat (Forever Einstein)
on drums & percussion. ...wicked slide guitar...great, bent, hard rockin' nastiness... screaming, demon guitars ...
thick, throbbing bass ... great tribal drums and percussion. Charming in a twisted sort of way" - Bruce Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery