||Transplants CD (2002)
Eric Ozenne albums The self-titled Transplants album represents Rancid vocalist Tim Armstrong's variant on that great rock & roll staple, the side project. As is often the case with such endeavors by members of famous bands, TRANSPLANTS was recorded bit by bit over the course of a couple of years (presumably during Armstrong's downtime from Rancid). Still, it all hangs together with its raw, organic vibe. Though loops and synthesizer are present nearly every cut, the album maintains an agreeably rough-and-ready rock & roll feel. Fans of Rancid should feel at home with the punk quotient here, but healthy doses of hip-hop, funk, and reggae are injected into the mix as well, and Armstrong shares vocals with cohort Rob Aston throughout the album.
Tim Armstrong(Rancid),Travis Barker Drums & Rob Aston(Blink
Personnel: Tim Armstrong (vocals, guitar, synthesizer, percussion, loops); Rob "SR" Aston (vocals, scratches); Davey Havok, Eric Ozenne, Brody Armstrong, Son Doobie, Danny Diablo (vocals); Dave Carlock (guitar, piano, synthesizer, background vocals); Victor Ruggiero (piano); Travis Barker (drums); Lars Frederiksen (background vocals).
Recording information: Tim's Basement (01/2000-06/2002).
Photographer: Estavan Oriol.
Unknown Contributor Role: Brody Armstrong.
Transplants: Tim Armstrong (vocals, guitar, bass, samples); Rob ...
||Tiger Army CD (1999)
Eric Ozenne CD discography In the late '70s and early '80s, it wasn't uncommon to find punk bands that were enamored of '50s and early '60s rock & roll. The Clash covered the Bobby Fuller Four's "I Fought the Law," and the Ramones were well aware of the contributions of pioneers like Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley -- not to mention the girl groups, surf rockers and garage bands that emerged in the 1960s. ...