“Motor Sister is a group of musicians whose collective musical pedigrees speak for themselves.” Mother Superior founder, guitarist, and vocalist Jim Wilson fronts the band, with Anthrax‘s Scott Ian on guitar, Pearl Aday on backing vocals, Pearl Aday on bass, and John Tempesta on drums.
Singer Jim Wilson on the album:
“Get ready for Motor Sister! Finally some music you can turn up LOUD and feel it!
The video for “Fork in the Road” which provides a rare glimpse into the recording of this Mother Superior favorite by Motor Sister can be viewed here.
Watch the video for “This Song Reminds Me Of You” here.
The group was originally assembled to jam for Scott Ian’s fiftieth birthday party. Thanks to Scott’s wife Pearl Aday, who has been working on her solo career with Mother Superior front man Jim Wilson for years, all it took was a quick phone call and the stage was literally set for Scott’s dream gig. “I wanted to cherry-pick a set list of my favorite Mother Superior songs and get these guys together and have the concert at my house,” Ian says of the event that eventually led to an album.
“[Mother Superior] frontman Jim [Wilson] was totally into the idea. Pearl was a huge Mother Superior fan from way back and was in. I asked my good friends Joey Vera (Fates Warning/Armored Saint) and John Tempesta to be a part of it because I knew they were both big fans as well and with no hesitation they said, ‘We’re in.'”
Wilson, too, was stoked by the opportunity to dust off some songs he hadn’t played since his LA rock trio broke up in the early 2000’s after releasing eight albums and playing as Henry Rollins‘ backing band. “I definitely didn’t need any arm-twisting,” he says. “I was totally flattered and thought it was a great idea. I figured it would be fun and it was a great opportunity for a new chapter to be established in order to move forward.”
In support of the project Motor Sister played a show a in Brooklyn, NY earlier this month and have scheduled two special shows:
Mar 11: The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA
Mar 12: DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA.