Who is Cliff Martinez ?

Cliff Martinez


Cliff Martinez was conceived in the Bronx and brought up in Ohio, moving to California in 1976, without a moment to spare for the change occasioned by punk. His stretches as drummer for The Weirdos, Lydia Lunch, Jim Thirwell, The Dickies and most remarkably The Red Hot Chili Peppers, differently went before and pursued a resume thing of flag significance in Martinez's past, the proof of which is close within reach. The front lobby of the author's Topanga Canyon home-cum-studio sports surrounded collection workmanship from the milestone late '60s collection Trout Masque Replica, marked by "Wear," a demonstration of Cliff's one-time job as drummer in the last manifestation of unbelievable dissenter Captain Beefheart's (a.k.a. Wear Van Vliet) Magic Band.


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It couldn't have been a through and through awful thing, to be made up for lost time in the mounting buzz encompassing the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the early long stretches of the 1980's. Cliff Martinez was the drummer and co-author on that band's initial two collections. His spell with the Peppers accompanied conclusion benefits, for example, the band's practicing for a considerable length of time at a stretch in the Detroit family room of their maker, Funkadelic overlord George Clinton. Yet, it was amid this period that the band's drummer invested expanding measures of studio energy in thrall to an as of late presented examining drum machine, a gadget that, to Cliff's psyche, held the capability of a whole band inside a crate. To some degree, it was his examination of headways in music innovation that would lead eventually to Martinez relinquishing rock drumming for a vocation in film scoring.


Precipice Martinez's entrée into music for film occurred by fortunate means, when a tape collection he had built ("Several of my companions making forcefully abnormal clamors, which I appointed to cushions on a MIDI percussion controller.") prompted a chance to score a scene of entertainer Paul Reuben's transgressive mid-'80s TV hit, Pee-Wee's Playhouse. That equivalent sound collection was heard, thusly, by Steven Soderbergh. Before his ascent to noticeable quality, chief Soderbergh tapped maturing writer Martinez to give the music to the previous' first dramatic discharge, sex, lies and tape. The movie's prosperity propelled another time of autonomous filmmaking, did a lot to set up the Sundance Festival as a judge of new headings in film and put Cliff Martinez in the ring as a contender inside the most recent yield of film arrangers.


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