Luscious Jackson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

The New York, USA-based band Luscious Jackson enjoyed almost universal press acclaim in the 90s with their spacious, bass-driven hip-hop/rock crossover. Their sound sampled New York life first-hand, with breakbeats married to traffic noise and overheard conversation, coupled with a slouching bass and guitar that managed to effect a Brooklyn drawl of its own. They were actually most heavily influenced by UK bands such as Delta 5, the Slits and Gang Of Four. Thus inspired, Jill Cunniff (17 August 1966; vocals/bass), Gabrielle Glaser (vocals/guitar) and Kate Schellenbach (b. 5 January 1966, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA; drums) used to forge ID to get into Manhattan’s Lower East Side’s punk clubs, as a result of which Schellenbach was recruited as drummer by the Beastie Boys, in their original hardcore guise. Having worked on their first two EP releases, Polly Wog Stew and Cooky Puss, she later drummed with Hippies With Guns before rejoining her...

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