Scott Morgan Returns With New Solo Album
The album sees Scott joined by some of the Motor City's finest talent both in the band and handling production. his one-of-a-kind style comfortably straddles the Detroit soul and Ann Arbor high energy rock realms as he delivers a battery of six classic soul covers and five rocking originals that touch on almost every aspect of his storied career.
Morgan first became a part of the then-burgeoning Detroit music scene in 1964 as the teenage lead singer for The Rationals. Widely considered to be the roots of the high energy rock and roll sound pioneered by fellow Detroiters the MC5 (who opened for the Rationals on numerous occasions), the band recorded a string of singles over the next few years and released one album before disbanding in 1970.In the mid-'70s, he teamed up with former MC5 guitarist Fred "Sonic" Smith, Stooges drummer Scott Asheton and Lightnin' bassist Gary Rasmussen to form the Detroit uspergroup Sonic's Rendezvous Band.
The '80s saw the formation of Scott's Pirates, which featured Rasmussen and Asheton. In the mid-'90s Dodge Main rolled out with the triple threat of Morgan, Wayne Kramer (MC5) and Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman), and at the end of the decade Morgan partnered up with Nicke Royale (Hellacopters) andTony Slug (Nitwitz) to form the European-based high energy group The Hydromatics. Keeping one foot on either side of the pond, he started Powertrane in Detroit in 2003 (who continue to record and tour today), and the Scandinavian soul-rock all-star band The Solution in 2004. the first Solution CD charted in Germany and Sweden, and Morgan was looking to capture some of that vibe back here in the States. "I did two records in Sweden with The Solution," he explains, "so I wanted to pursue the same plan but do it in Detroit. We got together some of the best musicians here and we went into Jim Diamond's studio. We just went in every day for about a week and knocked stuff out; we'd never played together as a band before the record. We were gonna call it The Irrationals because my first band, The Rationals, had a two CD set come out on the UK label Ace last year. but since it's not the Rationals, we decided to drop that idea and call it Scott Morgan."
Scott Morgan, the album, was produced by Jim Diamond, Matthew Smith and Dave Shettler (who also repectively play bass, guitar and drums), who've been responsible for producing The White Stripes, The Go, SSM, Nathaniel Mayer and Outrageous Cherry to name but a few.