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Outta Here

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Outta Here
Outta Here


Lettuce aint for wimps. If you like your dressing on the side, dont come and see this band. But if you like sweat, sawdust on the floor and dancing your ass off then Lettuce is for you. Lettuce is nothing but funky. With their new ESC Recording Outta Here, Lettuce comes raw: no fluff, nothing smooth, just hard funkiness. It combines the grittiness of The Meters with the harmonic textures of Herbie Hancock poised with hyper-tempo funk of James Brown. The record is unpretentious. Its a simple outgrowth of a bunch of great young musicians who grew up together. It all started one fateful summer ten years ago in Boston, Mass. In 1992, the guys went to the prestigious Berklee Summer program to study their respective instruments. They immediately gravitated together through their love of funk music. They were 15 years old but that summer they already began taking over clubs and jam sessions in Boston, storming the stage whenever they could. The only problem was that they didnt own any gear. Everywhere they went it was, Let us borrow your drum kit, Let us crash on your couch, and of course, Let us play. And Lettuce (Let us) was born. Since that summer, the guys have all had their own successful projects. Eric Krasno (Kraz) and Sam Kininger (Huff) now front the popular Soulive. Adam Deitch (Diggler) is the drummer for guitar legend John Scofield (to be heard on Überjam and Up All Night). Adam Smirnoff (Schmeeans) is the guitarist for the Squad and runs a studio in Brooklyn. Erick Coomes (E.D.) has pursued a successful producing career in L.A., most recently producing tracks for Sunshine Anderson. Jeff Bhasker (Bhayshk) is the keyboardist for soultronica sensation Kudu. Ryan Zoidis (Zwad) is the saxophonist and founding member of the Rustic Overtones, who were signed by Clive Davis. Everyone in Lettuce will tell you that, despite their own projects, the band embodies the purest essence of their musical tastes. The band has always wanted to get back together and relive their glory years (funny, since theyre still only 25) and now it finally has happened. Songs like Reunion and Back in Effect reflect this. On the new record Outta Here, Lettuce is joined by some of their heroes. Guitar great John Scofield rips on Shmeeans Flu the Coop and the group composition Back in Effect. Trombone legend Fred Wesley lends some funk to the James Brown-inspired Superfred and the title track Outta Here, as does Neal Evans, the organist extraordinaire from Soulive. And Tonni Smith (of Jamaica Funk fame) pipes soulfully on the Chaka Khan-esque Twisted. Despite the records title, Lettuce is anything but outta here. By excessively touring through the U.S. and Japan they proofed they are a real live band. Its been ten years in the making, but Lettuces bid to reland the funk mothership on planet earth and Europe has begun. Tracks: Outta Here / The Dump (Soul Vibrations) / Squadlive / Back In Effect / Twisted / Superfred / Reunion / The Flu / Nyack / Hang Up Your Hangups / Nyack (live).


  1. Name
  2. Outta Here
  3. The Dump
  4. Squadlive
  5. Back In Effect
  6. Twisted
  7. Superfred
  8. Reunion
  9. The Flu
  10. Nyack
  11. Hang Up Your Hangups
  12. Nyack (Live)
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