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Buffalocomotive

Buffalocomotive is an American rock power trio from Chicago formed in 2012 and composed of bassist, lead vocalist and lyricist Brahm Taylor, guitarist and backing vocalist Marc Kaducak, and drummer and percussionist Scott Carneghi. The band and its membership went through a number of re-configurations before achieving their current form when Carneghi, having completed the final leg of the 2003 Ozzfest Tour with Grade 8, reunited with Taylor and Kaducak to rehearse and record more regularly thus laying the groundwork for what would eventually become Buffalocomotive.

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Buffalocomotive is an American rock power trio from Chicago formed in 2012 and composed of bassist, lead vocalist and lyricist Brahm Taylor, guitarist and backing vocalist Marc Kaducak, and drummer and percussionist Scott Carneghi. The band and its membership went through a number of re-configurations before achieving their current form when Carneghi, having completed the final leg of the 2003 Ozzfest Tour with Grade 8, reunited with Taylor and Kaducak to rehearse and record more regularly thus laying the groundwork for what would eventually become Buffalocomotive.

Buffalocomotive released their debut album Tears Of The Enchanted Mainframe in August 2012.

Founding members Brahm Taylor and Marc Kaducak remained a collaborative constant throughout several musical projects in the Chicagoland area before recruiting former high school classmate Carneghi into the fold. In the early 1990’s Taylor and Kaducak entered into an artist development deal with Al Jason and Peter Katsis, along with other up and coming Chicago artists Tung Twista and Monster Voodoo Machine, engaging in extensive recording sessions at Battery Studios Chicago under the tutelage of Ministry drummer and mixing engineer Stephen George.

During this time Scott Carneghi had relocated to Los Angeles, California to replace Brad Wilk in Greta when Wilk left to form Rage Against The Machine and eventually Audioslave. In 1993 Greta signed a two album deal with Mercury Records.

For several years the group worked on their debut effort with the majority of collaboration being done through telecommuting. Taylor wrote new songs for the project and repurposed older material from his earlier tenure with Kaducak. The long distance sessions culminated in 13 previously unreleased tracks with audio mastering by Geoff Pesche and Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios in London, England.

Buffalocomotive's music is a combination of hard rock and progressive rock but with the underlying sensibility and structure of power pop.

Taylor, known for his freethinking lyrics, pens concepts that deal with the darker aspects of theology, fantasy and science fiction but additionally encompasses such topics as the uncanny frequency of orphaned protagonists in fiction, the non-medical use of prescription medications and romanticized suicide amongst vampires.

The group strives to repackage the idiosyncrasies of the eccentric rock genres they emulate into structured melodic songs that are more palatable for the casual music connoisseur.

In addition to Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, to whom the band is sometimes compared, artists such as Uriah Heep, Dust, Rush, Elf, Jane’s Addiction, Life Of Agony, Veruca Salt and The Monkees have been cited as influences by members of the band.

Taylor exclusively records with two Rickenbacker 4003 bass guitars, affectionately called ‘Black’ and ‘Blue’ on account of their respective finishes, amplified through an Ampeg SVT full-stack with SVT-CL head and SVT-810 and SVT-215 cabinets. Kaducak primarily records with Gibson and Heritage Guitars and uses Randall Amplification along with a 30th Anniversary Marshall Stack. Carneghi is endorsed by Paiste Cymbals and DW Drums.Band member.

Prior to the formation of Buffalocomotive, Taylor and Kaducak garnered the Musician (magazine) Best Unsigned Band In The Nation accolade and licensed songs to Fox Entertainment and A&E Television Networks. « hide

Similar Bands: Black Sabbath, Captain Beyond, Uriah Heep, The Smashing Pumpkins, Dust

Tears Of The Enchanted Mainframe
08/27/2012

3.5
2 Votes

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