INCUBUS - MORNING VIEW Vinyl 2xLP
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Legacy Recordings is pleased to announce that they will be reissuing five classic titles from the core catalog of Incubus, the American rock band from Calabasas, California who fused funk, rap, metal, techno, jazz and hip-hop into an upbeat new music for the emerging 21st century. Each title will be issued on 180g 2LP including: S.C.I.E.N.C.E.(1997); Make Yourself (1999); Morning View (2001); A Crow Left of the Murder (2004); and Light Grenades (2006).
Vocalist and percussionist Brandon Boyd and drummer Jose Pasillas went to elementary school together in Calabasas, CA. In middle school, they met guitarist Mike Einziger; then, in high school, the trio became friends with bassist Alex Katunich. In 1991, in the 10th grade, the four friends decided to form a band simply because they loved music, from Primus and Rage Against the Machine to Ella Fitzgerald and Santana to Steve Vai and Iron Maiden.
In 1995, DJ Lyfe saw Incubus play live and asked if they would be interested in using some of his hip hop tracks. Lyfe joined full-time after one rehearsal. “We didn’t want the turntable to sound like somebody scratching a snare drum, like it sounds on a lot of rap records,” explains Mike. “We wanted it to be more of an instrument with its own sounds, like that of a keyboard player or another guitar player.” “As a rapper, Lyfe is very rooted in hip-hop,” adds Brandon. “But since he learned to spin discs with a live band, Incubus, rather than with pre-recorded music, he’s got a different approach.”
Originally issued in October of 2001, Morning View is the third major label full-length from Incubus and follow-up to the band's mainstream 1999 breakthrough Make Yourself. The 13-song set was recorded in a Malibu, California beach house on Morning View Drive thus the album's title. Produced by Scott Litt with the band and the last to include founding bassist Alex Katunich, Morning View builds on the momentum of its predecessor's success and is Incubus' highest selling album to date thanks to the massive hit singles "Wish You Were Here" and "Nice To Know You."