The Nightwatchman is Tom Morello.
Musician and political and social activist Tom Morello's stark new album as The Nightwatchman, 'One Man Revolution,' (April 24, Epic Records) is a dark, urgent portrait of a world in turmoil, 13 songs of "bitterness and revenge."
Morello, the Grammy Award-winning guitarist of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, compares war zones in the US and Iraq, proclaims that Jesus was black and pinpoints the sociopolitical struggles of the American leftist underground in the series of self-penned originals, singing and playing acoustic guitar for the first time on record.
'One Man Revolution' was produced by Brendan O'Brien, who has worked with Morello on Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave albums. O'Brien also produced Bruce Springsteen's 'The Rising' and 'Devils & Dust,' as well as albums by Pearl Jam and Incubus.
Live On Stage:
The Nightwatchman is basically Tom Morello's ode to Woody Gurthie, Dylan and Nebraska-era Springsteen. He's ditched the electric guitar to become a folkie, writing sparse, haunting socio political songs - not something new for someone that was in Rage Against The Machine, just a little different way of presenting similar ideas. So I wouldn't show up to his performance expecting a Rage-like set. Here he is performing "House Gone Up In Flames" on Jimmy Kimmel....
Morello has been doing The Nightwatchman thing on and off for a few years now and just recently released his debut album with this project called One Man Revolution. Can't find any full shows for download, so here's a few more live performance from a show at Southpaw from 2005...
No One Left
Home Of The Brave
Maximum Fire Power
Only have one video for you, here's "The Road I Must Travel"....
For more on The Nightwatchman head on over to his official site.
Thursday, May 24, 2007