Dr Mastermind Plus Captured Alive
Matt McCourt goes ingcognito after 2 successful lps for Wild Dogs and explores his love of speed metal fusing two of his favorites, Motorhead andYngwie Malmsteen in one single serving of world class shred. Having the distinction of being one of a handful of bassists in the Shrapnel Roster Matt proves his skill not only at instrumentation but he created and composed this entire LP and recruited the Talents of Drummer Deen castronovo and Guitarist Kurt James to make it happen the LP when it was initially released it hit the number 1 spot in the highly respected Kerrang Magazine chart for imports 3 months in a row!.. one live concert was arranged with this lineup before Deen took to the pro circuit with Bad English while still deployed as a session musician for the guitar virtuoso label Kurt James and Matt have continued the group with drummers trained by deen ( kurt james was trained by the man he replaced in steeler Yngwie Malmsteen himself!.. and is a Hendrix fanatic like Matt which led to an instant bond and many great get acquainted jams at Prairie Sun studio in cotati California ( we literally moved Deen to the area with the budget of this LP.! he came down in a truck with some roadies we had in Portland and had filled his extra deep sheels( the kick drums were like 55 gallon barrels) he filled them all up with mac n cheese and cereal! Good use of space!... we left him there to start what turned out to be quite a lucrative career after this eventful experience (and many free drumsticks( or at least cheap!) fast forward 20 years and Kurt is playin with Neil Turbin's Death riders ( the original singer from thrash masters Anthrax ) this live set was a one off show and as mat was singing for thrashers Mayhem he brought in MONDO on bass ( who later made a bigger name during his time with the kings of punk Poison Idea ) so Matt took the front spot( MONDO also played bass with Wild Dogs ( 2012) on the last tracks at laurelhurst park McCourt is on bass and havin a good day inthe sun... there is a video of that on the DVD 'One night stand' live at starry night also available here at cdbaby the live shots on the insert were taken direct off the DVD video.