Three of the most influential musicians in the touring scene today are keyboardist Danny Bedrosian, bassist Lige Curry and drummer Rico Lewis. Together, these three equate the band called SECRET ARMY.
These three longtime professional musicians have toured the world as the bedrock of the rhythm section for the rock and roll hall of fame inducted group, George Clinton, Parliament-Funkadelic, and the whole p-funk universe, including off shoot bands and side projects. They have likewise, shared the stage with everyone from Phish to Snoop Doggy Dogg, to Erykah Badu, to members of System of A Down, to Sly Stone, and on and on. Their music, and stylings are both progressive and influential, and their influences come from every genre imaginable; from Classical music, to Funk, to Armenian Folk Music, to Gospel, to Hip Hop, to Blues, to Bebop, to Fusion, and other types of World Music as well. They have appeared with other groups on BET's 25th anniversary show, the Tonight show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Jerry Lewis Telethon, Last Call with Carson Daly, The Mo'nique Show, and have played with P-Funk at the Montreux Jazz Fest in Switzerland, and Roskilde rock festival in Denmark, to name only a couple amongst the biggest fests in the world that this trio has played at in front of crowds sometimes exceeding the hundreds of thousands, on six continents and 40+ nations worldwide.
The album LOST FROTH, showcases the live shows that Secret Army has been gracing audiences with the world over for the past 6 years now. The album contains mighty funk masterpieces highlighting the trio of Bedrosian-Curry-Lewis, while others eschew the usual studio mastery and 'nastery' of sorts that is common to the Secret Army offerings of the past. It is undoubted, however, that this is by far the most live of all the Secret Army albums, not only because of the majority of the album being from actual live shows, but even the studio tracks (with the exception of the electronic drummed TEACTION RHYME jam by Bedrosian and Curry) are all Rico on live drums, and capture the very essence that is the power trio SECRET ARMY. Also on hand for guitar duties are usual Secret Army stalwarts Michael Maloney and Marc Munoz, as well as backup singers Elise "Moonchild" Bedrosian (who also plays auxiliary keys on one cut) and Kendra Foster, all show up on this upcoming classic. There is even a cameo from SA sometime percussionist Steve Robidoux, whose dog impression is downright creepy. All of this live fervor (the audience on Reaction Time and Set the TV on Fire is as mighty as the band) crops up on ALL of the tracks, live and studio.
Grass Chamber, Two-Three Nasty, and Rooster Riot are new studio gems, eschewing just that aforementioned Bedrosian-Curry-Lewis combination which has been extremely experienced in crafting such hefty, and needless to say, jazz influenced funk grooves effortlessly, if albeit an underutilized trio this is. Torgom the Giant, Reaction Time, Set the T.V. on Fire, Five, and Sway Songs are pure live jams, pure and simple, with no added overdubs or production. Too Far Removed, and Nasterio on the other hand, are complete live tracks with a couple backup vocals added to warm up the sound as Bedrosian had originally intended it.
AGAIN AND AGAIN...MIGHTY IS THE BEST WORD TO USE IN REFERENCE TO THIS BAND, AND THIS ALBUM. Bedrosian is at it again with LOST FROTH.
These shows in particular are drawn from 2010 - 2011 specifically, and recall a mightiness that is not unknown on the average BOZFONK MOOSICK album, but with the live feeling, this album promises to be one of the most smashing SECRET ARMY releases of all!
Lost Froth is certainly a must-have for any Secret Army, Bozfonk Moosick, P-Funk, or Danny Bedrosian fan. This album, above all the rest, captures the very raw and intricate, yet powerfully motivated, and edge of your seat action packed energy of the live setting of a Bozfonk Moosick production.