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Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Rescue Unit


Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Recovery Unit were among the many tasks of guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Col. Bruce Hampton, previously most widely known as the head from the Hampton Grease Music group. Hampton’s use the Aquarium Recovery Unit mixed rock and roll, jazz, blues, Latin, funk, bluegrass, and psychedelia with playful depart. The group’s focus on chops and improvisation led these to be from the jam music group scene; they became a member of the H.O.R.D.E. tour and collaborated with Béla Fleck and Blues Traveler’s John Popper. The music group released three albums: two concert recordings (released in 1992 and 2007, respectively) and 1993’s Mirrors of Humiliation. Though Hampton still left the group in 1993, the rest of the bandmembers continuing to tour and record beneath the Aquarium Rescue Device name.

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Died May 1, 2017, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Music Songs No Egos, Time Flack, Lost My Mule in Texas, Trondossa, King in the Making, Usaidtheredbefish, How Tight's Your Drawers, Plain or Peanut, Page in Time, Fixin' to Die, Time Is Free, Stand Up People, Yield Not to Temptation, Hurt No More, Memory Is a Gimmick, It's Not the Same Old Thing, Search Yourself, Through the Fire, Too Many Guitars, No Ego's Under Water, Jazz Bank, Compared to What, Precious Child, How Ya Livin', Highly Overrated, Gone Today, Here Tomorrow, The Calling, Headstrong, Emotion Overload, Lives of Longevity, Dead Presidents, A Walk With Peltor
Albums The Calling, In a Perfect World, EEEPEEE

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Gilda Sue Rosenstern: The Motion Picture! 2016 Mr. Lives in His Van
Here Comes Rusty 2016 Dicky St. Jon
Duckworth 2011 TV Series Snake Charmer
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1998 TV Series Warren
Sling Blade 1996 Morris (as Col. Bruce Hampton Ret.)
Tombstone 1993 Bar Patron (uncredited)



Jayne Mansfield's Car 2012 thanks



Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Colonel Bruce Hampton 2012 Documentary Himself
Athens Burning 2011 Documentary as Col. Bruce Hampton
AV Squad 2005 TV Series Himself
Widespread Panic: The Earth Will Swallow You 2002 Video Himself (as Col. Bruce Hampton)
Outside Out 2000 Himself

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