Bunktilt & Steve Mackay – Dig the Stooges
About this album…
In the spring of 2014, Bunktilt – three jazz musicians, Lionel Martin (sax), Fred Meyer (guitar), and Thibault Martin (drums) – ignited the audience during a memorable tour of fifteen concerts with Steve Mackay, historical saxophonist of the Stooges, time of the album FunHouse.
An outpouring of electricity and energy, a molten lava, Bunktilt explores the Stooges repertoire to extract the essential marrow, and produce new music, bordering on free jazz and punk. Their intense concerts leave no one indifferent. The album Bunktilt and Steve Mackay Dig the Stooges allows us to rediscover the intact energy captured during the concert given in Dunkerque, at the 4 Ecluses on March 29, 2014.
At the origin of this extraordinary adventure, the shock of the rediscovery of Funhouse on vinyl by Lionel Martin. He created the group Bunktilt with the idea of going to the source of this energy and this unique sound… The meeting with Steve Mackay, thanks to a mutual friend, Ferid, owner of the Thé Troc store on Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud in Paris, allows them to go to the end of the dream.
Through Steve Mackay, Lionel Martin gets in touch with Iggy Pop who listens and loves Bunktilt. Supported by the Nuits de Fourvière, a joint concert is planned for the 2015 edition of the festival.
The rest is more complicated. Iggy Pop on tour with another band can’t finally play the game of this encounter. Steve Mackay dies in October 2015.Today in tribute to Steve Mackay, Lionel Martin resumes this solo repertoire
Read Steve Mackay’s interview
Released October 11, 2019