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Steve Clarke Drummer and Composer

Steve Clarke
Solo Drums

(WEN O2O)

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Steve Clarke, Drummer and Composer & Network The L.N.C. Album

Steve Clarke & Network
The L.N.C. Album

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NETWORK BIOGRAPHY.

NETWORK FORMED IN 1986 WITH THEN FASTWAY DRUMMER STEVE CLARKE TEAMING UP WITH TED EMMETT FROM LOOSE TUBES ON TRUMPET, PETE JACOBSEN FROM MORRISSEY MULLEN ON KEYBOARDS WITH TIM CROWTHER ON GUITAR EX-DAVID CROSS BAND..


LAST THROW OF THE DICE

A compilation of 8 tracks culled from the albums ‘L.N.C.’ and ‘HIGHLY COMMITTED MEDIA PLAYERS’.

Meticulously Edited by Kenny Jones. All tracks approx 3 mins for airplay, this makes compelling listening nonetheless.

Featuring a star-studded cast including LARRY CORYELL, JACK BRUCE, JAN HAMMER and WOLFGANG SCHMID.

 

 




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NETWORK RELEASE THEIR SEVENTH ALBUM TO DATE. THE ALBUM IS ENTITLED HIGHLY COMMITTED MEDIA PLAYERS AND FEATURES GUITAR LEGEND LARRY CORYELL (ELEVENTH HOUSE, MILES DAVIS), WOLFGANG SCHMID (BILLY COBHAM & PARADOX) ON BASS ALONG WITH STALWARTS PETE JACOBSEN ON MULTIPLE KEYBOARDS AND TED EMMETT ON ELECTRIC TRUMPET AND STEVE CLARKE ON DRUMS. THE ALBUM REPRESENTS A RETURN TO SEVENTIES STYLE FUSION TUNES WITH MAXIMUM ENERGY THROUGHOUT AND FEATURES LARRY CORYELLS RETURN TO THE SOLID BODY GUITAR

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A SINGLE IS ALSO RELEASED ON September 18 2000 EXACTLY 30 YEARS TO THE DAY OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF JIMI HENDRIX(September 18th 1970) WHERE THE BAND ARE JOINED BY 'CREAM' LEGEND JACK BRUCE ON BASS AND VOCALS ON THE JIMI HENDRIX CLASSIC MANIC DEPRESSION .WEN 025.

 

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HIGHLY COMMITTED MEDIA PLAYERS

HIGHLY COMMITTED MEDIA PLAYERS
WEN 017

Re-mastered by Kenney Jones originally for the U.S. release and runs 50 mins

 

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LARRY CORYELL - GUITAR
PETE JACOBSEN - KEYBOARDS
TED EMMETT - TRUMPET
STEVE CLARKE - DRUMS
WOLFGANG SCHMID
CHRIS LAWRENCE
LAURENCE COTTLE
JACK BRUCE - BASS

A VINYL EDIT VERSION LASTING 38 MINS ALSO AVAILABLE. WEN 018

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WEN016 Japanese Import also available by mail order.


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PRESS RELEASE.

SEPTEMBER 18TH 1970 R.I.P. JIMI HENDRIX.
JACK BRUCE FROM THE CREAM ON BASS & VOCALS AND U.S. GUITAR LEGEND LARRY CORYELL HAVE TEEMED UP WITH THE BRITISH BAND NETWORK ON A C.D. SINGLE TRIBUTE TO JIMI HENDRIX COVERING THE HENDRIX CLASSIC MANIC DEPRESSION TO MARK THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF JIMI'S DEATH.

POINT OF INTEREST;
EXACTLY 30 YEARS AGO JACK AND LARRY ALONG WITH MITCH MITCHELL FROM THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE FORMED A BAND JUST AFTER THE CREAM SPLIT AND SHORTLY BEFORE JIMI DIED. JIMI ATTENDED ONE OF THE GIGS AND JACK WAS WITH JIMI THE NIGHT BEFORE HE PASSED AWAY.

 


CORYELLS' HOOK - UP WITH 'NETWORK' IS AN INTERESTING ONE, FIRSTLY, HE REFORMED 'THE 11TH HOUSE' WITH ALPHONSE MOUZON ON DRUMS. RANDY BRECKER ON TRUMPET AND JEFF BERLIN ON BASS, SECONDLY AN ALBUM WITH STEVE SMITH ON DRUMS AND TOM COSTER ON KEYBOARDS FROM 'VITAL INFORMATION' ENTITLED "CAUSE AND EFFECT". CORYELL SAYS THAT HE WANTS TO PICK UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF IN THE SEVENTIES AND TAKE FUSION UP TO THE NEXT LEVEL. WOLFGANG SCHMID NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION IN GERMANY - ARTIST OF THE YEAR BY THE 'PHONO AKADEMIE', CO-LEADER OF "PARADOX" WITH BILLY COBHAM, HAS PERFORMED ON OVER 300 ALBUMS INCLUDING LOUIE BELLSON, BUDDY GUY, LONNIE LISTON-SMITH, SIM0N PHILLIPS AND COZY POWELL.

 

 

THE L.N.C. ALBUM

THE L.N.C. ALBUM
WEN 015

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KEITH MORE
STEVE TOPPING
IAN AITKIN
TIM CROWTHER
BILL LEISEGANG - GUITAR
JAN HAMMER
TOM COSTER JNR
PETE JACOBSEN - KEYBOARDS
TED EMMETT - TRUMPET
SVEN OLAFFSEN - VOCALS
ALGY WARD - BASS
STEVE CLARKE - DRUMS

THIS IS THE MOST ROCK ORIENTATED ALBUM TO DATE FROM NETWORK - RECORDED IN 1996 BUT ONLY DUE NOW FOR ITS MAIDEN RELEASE. JAN HAMMER EX-"MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA", "MIAMI VICE" ETC IS FEATURED ON THE TRACK 'LOOKING INTO SPACE'. ALSO FEATURED ARE GUITARISTS KEITH MORE, STEVE TOPPING, BILL LEISEGANG, IAN AITKIN, TIM CROWTHER ON VARIOUS TRACKS INCLUDING THE HAUNTING ACOUSTIC GUITAR TRIO 'THE IMPENDING DEATH OF VERONICA BRAITHWAITE'

 

 

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VIEW FROM THE BAR
WEN 006

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TIM CROWTHER - GUITAR
TED EMMETT - TRUMPET
PETE JACOBSEN
STEVE FRANKLIN - KEYBOARDS
NICK STEPHENS
TERRY GREGORY
LAURENCE COTTLE
ALGY WARD
HUGH HOPPER - BASS
STEVE CLARKE - DRUMS

THIS ALBUM DOCUMENTS THE BEST OF THE FIRST FOUR NETWORK ALBUMS :
"Thundering drums and distorted guitars; Not for the faint hearted" Peter Thelan; Expose Magazine.

 

L-R Steve Clarke, Ted Emmett, Lol Cottle,
Pete Jacobsen, Tim Crowther

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1. THE BIBLE SAYS WEN 002

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Improvised Electric Jazz recorded live in 1 day in November 1989.

2. CORRODED PATH WEN 003

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Jazz Rock Fusion tunes with strong improvisation in "Mahavishnu" and "Eleventh House" mode. The album sold over 10,000 copies in the U.S.A.on its release in 1993. JON NEWEY from Tower Records TOP Magazine noted- "NETWORK are a Godsend. A bridge between the Mahavishnu Orchestra/Return To Forever days and tough contemporary outfits like Tribal Tech played with maximum enthusiasm and minimum budget." Praise indeed for a band that started out purely as an improvising unit some 6 years earlier. The video of the track L.21 was serviced throughout the US on TV,

 

L-R Ted Emmett, Pete Jacobsen, Steve Clarke,
Lol Cottle, Tim Crowther

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3. REFUSAL TO COMPLY WEN 004

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Due to touring commitments the band was stripped to a power trio format, with Algy Ward coming in on bass.(TANK) Recorded in November 1993 at Pathway studios ,the album is 70 mins. Of raw energy.


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4. PRECISELY THE OPPOSITE WEN 005

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1994 saw the band return to a one off improvised album with Soft Machine Bassist Hugh Hopper, while the preparations for the mammoth L.N.C. project began.

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ENDORSEMENTS Sabian

Steve Clarke endorses:
Sabian cymbals
Axis Percussion Pedals
Vic Firth drumsticks
Tamburo drums
Rock N Soc thrones

Network endorses: Tascam recording equipment

Ted Emmett endorses: Digitech effects

 

Management: Network International Records,City House, 287 City Road, London EC1V 1LA

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