That What is Not Session Players
That What is Not - Full recording info etc
June 7th 1969. USA
January 10th 2003
Hired as a session musician to play rhythm guitar on 'That What is Not'. The album was recorded at the end of 1991 at Eldorado Recording Studios, Hollywood; with producer Dave Jerden. No specific recording details are given.
Arreguin was a session guitarist in the USA and had worked with the likes of Brian Eno, K.D. Lang and Chris Isaak. 2000 saw him appear on the 'Million Dollar Hotel' soundtrack album.
Sadly he died of cancer in 2003.
Santa Maria, California, USA
Drums & Percussion
Hired as a session musician to play drums and percussion on 'That What is Not'. The album was recorded at the end of 1991 at Eldorado Recording Studios, Hollywood; with producer Dave Jerden. No specific recording details are given.
Bisquera is a session musician from Los Angeles, and has worked with the likes of Mick Jagger, Tom Petty, Elton John, Tom Jones and Sheena Easton; among many others.
www.curtbisquera.com - Official website
Hired as a session musician to play harmonica on 'That What is Not'. Wood plays on the tracks 'Good Things', 'Love Hope' and 'Covered'. The tracks were recorded at the end of 1991 at Eldorado Recording Studios, Hollywood; with producer Dave Jerden.
Another session musician from the LA area, Wood has worked as a harmonica player with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Megadeth, and Bruce Hornsby; among many others.
1967. Oakland, California, USA
In 1991 the legendary Tower of Power horn section were recording in the same LA studios that PiL were using for pre-production of 'That What is Not'. They became friendly with John McGeoch and he invited them to play on the album. Lydon later commented PiL felt some of the tracks were "screaming out" for horns. "TOP" appear on 'Covered' and 'Good Things': recorded at Eldorado Studios, Hollywood; with producer Dave Jerden.
A long running and well respected horn section TOP actually started life as a soul band in the 60s; gaining some commercial success along the way. Plagued by record company problems and personnel changes (sounds familiar) they morphed into one of the most in-demand horn sections in California. They sporadically release records under their own name, but mainly concentrate on session work; playing with the likes of Stevie Nicks, B.B. King, Elton John and Bonnie Raitt; among many others.
Tower of Power - Official website
November 8th 1944. Acton, Illinois, USA
(aka Bonnie Bramlett). Hired as a session musician to sing backing vocals on the track 'Good Things'. The track was recorded at the end of 1991 at Eldorado Recording Studios, Hollywood; with producer Dave Jerden.
In the 60s Bonnie started her career as a member of The Ikettes: the vocal group backing Ike and Tina Turner. During the 60s and 70s she also released a variety of solo albums; as well as continuing session work.
She later became a born-again Christian and began singing gospel music. She also turned to acting in 1987 (under the name Bonnie Sheridan) and has since appeared in the film 'The Doors' and the TV series 'Rosanne'. 2002 saw her release the album 'I'm Still the Same'.
Bonnie Bramlett - Wikipedia
Austin, Texas, USA
Julie Christensen also sings backing vocals on 'That What Is Not'. However, she does not receive a credit. She appears on 'Luck's Up', 'Covered', 'Emperor' and 'Good Things'. The tracks were recorded at the end of 1991 at Eldorado Recording Studios, Hollywood; with producer Dave Jerden.
When asked to confirm her appearance here's what she later told Fodderstompf: "I did sing on the PiL thing, I think on 'Good Things', 'Luck's Up' and 'Covered'... Bonnie (Bramlett) Sheridan was a trip. I think before sandwiches we got a little bitchy with each other. But the divas eventually worked it out and fixed the blood sugar problem!"
A jazz/blues musician born in Texas, Christensen moved to LA in the early 80s playing alongside many bands from the LA punk scene. She later went onto work with the likes of Leonard Cohen and Divine Horsemen. She also regularly played with her longtime cohorts the Stepsisters; and now fronts her own solo project Julie Christensen and Stone Cupid.
Julie Christensen: Stone Cupid - Official website
Picture Credits: (Top to Bottom)
Greg "JP" Arreguin © P Retna (courtesy Eric)
Curt "Kirbee" Bisquera © unknown
Jimmie Wood © unknown
Bonnie Sheridan © unknown
Julie Christensen © unknown