James Luther Dickinson Give Us Killers From Space
It was just last year that Memphis International unleashed Jungle Jim & The Voodoo Tiger on an unsuspecting world and that album was only his third in 34 years. Now, a little over a year later, comes Killers From Space, a new set of songs collected and cultivated by Dickinson and produced by the artist, along with Memphis International’s David Less. Release date is September 18th.
Dickinson, producer (Big Star, Replacements, Green On Red, Ry Cooder, The Replacements, Mudhoney, Alvin Youngblood Heart, etc.); session man (Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Duane Allman) and cultural observer (“Memphis Saturday Night”) says Killers is different from his previous albums in another way.
“This is the first of my own records that wasn’t agenda-driven; I had nothing to prove. Like Topsy, this one just grew. I’m thinking that either nobody will ‘get it’ or it’ll be declared my best record ever,” Dickinson predicts. “The album’s title is derived from a notion we have that whatever band is on the bill with you is, inevitably, a group called something like ‘Killers From Space.’ In this case, the songs seem to have come from outer space so the title applies in that way.”