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Cotton Mather

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An excellent fusion from the Beatles, Press, Guided simply by Voices, and power pop affects both vintage and modern, Natural cotton Mather are one particular rare power pop groupings who transcend their inspirations to generate powerful and original music of their very own. Produced in Austin, Tx in 1991, the initial Natural cotton Mather (called after the well-known Puritan preacher and writer) lineup contains vocalist/guitarist Robert Harrison; his main foil, guitarist Whit Williams; bassist Matt Hovis; and drummer Greg Thibeaux, who doubled on acoustic guitar. This lineup documented a demonstration, Crafty Blossom Arranger, in 1992, that was by no means officially released but was broadly bootlegged within the wake from the group’s later on success. Some songs had been re-recorded in much superior versions within the band’s debut recording, 1994’s Natural cotton Is Ruler. The Press influence is specially strong upon this record; Harrison noises uncannily like Glenn Tilbrook on many tunes. Hovis and Thibeaux break up after Natural cotton Is Ruler. Williams started to dual on bass and Dana Mizer became a member of as the fresh drummer. The trio documented its second recording, 1998’s Kontiki, on lent products in Harrison’s garage area, before handing the tapes to maker Brad Jones to remix and add tools. The resulting recording, a mélange of lo-fi creation tropes and traditional pop hooks, was rapturously received within the American pop underground, although its limited distribution held it from breaking through in virtually any meaningful method. Add the actual fact that Mizer remaining the group prior to the recording was actually released (although he will come in the group picture within the sleeve) and it appeared like Natural cotton Mather had been destined to fade into obscurity. Plus they might have carried out just that, aside from a fortuitous group of conditions. Oasis guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher in some way got his practical a duplicate of Kontiki, and in a uncommon moment of clearness, understood that what Natural cotton Mather was carrying out was a considerably superior plus much more primary edition of what Oasis themselves have been attempting for a long time. Gallagher began speaking in the American music group to the United kingdom press, using the eventual result which the British isles psych-pop label Rainbow Quartz reissued Kontiki within the U.K. in past due 1998. It had been an enormous indie hit, using the outstanding “My Before and After” also gaining a good quantity of radio airplay. Harrison and Williams quickly redrafted Mizer in to the music group and added brand-new bassist Josh Gravelin for an effective U.K. tour, and the foursome documented 1999’s Resort Baltimore EP. The revived group started recording another full-length, with Jones once again making, in early 2001. The causing record, THE PICTURE AS A WHOLE, premiered by Rainbow Quartz in past due 2001. Parting methods in 2003, the bandmembers produced brand-new groups. Perhaps most obviously included in this was Harrison’s Upcoming Clouds & Radar, who released two well-received albums past due in the 10 years. Natural cotton Mather’s legacy demonstrated strong, nevertheless, and in 2012 — because of enthusiast support solicited by way of a Kickstarter advertising campaign — Harrison released a luxurious double-disc reissue of Kontiki by himself Superstar Apple Kingdom label. He also got the music group back together for the reunion functionality at 2012’s SXSW, playing the record in its entirety. Harrison shortly began focusing on a new Natural cotton Mather task, delving in to the I Ching for motivation with an idea to create 64 tracks, one for every from the book’s hexagrams. Dealing with several music artists who included longtime collaborator Whit Williams, Harrison started recording the tracks at his house studio. The very first batch of finished songs premiered as the Loss of life of the Great recording in August of 2016 on Celebrity Apple Kingdom.

Quick Facts


Full Name Cotton Mather
Died February 13, 1728, Province of Massachusetts Bay
Profession Writer, Philosopher
Education University of Glasgow, Harvard University, Boston Latin School
Nationality American
Spouse Lydia George, Elizabeth Hubbard, Abigail Philips
Children Abigail Mather, Samuel Mather
Parents Increase Mather, Maria Cotton
Siblings Catherine Mather, Hannah Oliver, Maria Fifield, Nathaniel Mather, Samuel Mather, Sarah Walter, Jerusha Olive, Elizabeth Byles, Abigail White
Music Songs My Before and After, Candy Lilac, The Book of Too Late Changes, Lily Dreams On, She's Only Cool, Life of the Liar, Never Be It, Better Than a Hit, Vegetable Row, Spin My Wheels, The Cotton Mather Pledge, Girl with a Blue Guitar, 40 Watt Solution, Aurora Bori Alice, Lost My Motto, Camp Hill Rail Operator, The End of Dewitt Finley, Miss Information, Homefront Cameo, Waters Raging, Autumn's Birds, Private Ruth, Church of Wilson, Monterrey Honey, Animal Show Drinking Song, Fighting Through, It's Better Not to Be the King, Call Me the Witch, Close to the Sun, Prophecy for the Golden Age, April's Fool, The Land of Flowers
Albums Death of the Cool, Kon Tiki, Cotton Is King, Wild Kingdom, The Big Picture, Hotel Baltimore, Kontiki (Deluxe Edition)
Movies Hollywoodland, The Big Hit


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#Fact
1 Shares his name with a very influential colonial New England Puritan Minister, Cotton Mather (1663-1728), who wrote and was read widely, and who influenced the events leading up to and after the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693 which took place in the Massachusetts Colony.


Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Total Frat Movie 2016 stunt coordinator
Swearnet: The Movie 2014 stunt double: John Paul Tremblay
The Captive 2014 stunt performer
Pompeii 2014/I stunt double: Jared Harris / stunt performer
RoboCop 2014 stunts
The Colony 2013/I stunt performer
Mama 2013/I stunts
Nikita 2012 TV Series stunt double - 1 episode
Certain Prey 2011 TV Movie stunt driver: Lucas
Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2011 stunts
RED 2010 stunts
Casino Jack 2010 stunt double: Boulis
Repo Men 2010 stunts
Skyrunners 2009 TV Movie stunt driver
The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009 stunts
Everything She Ever Wanted 2009 TV Mini-Series stunts - 1 episode
Max Payne 2008 stunts
The Incredible Hulk 2008 stunt performer: Toronto
P2 2007 stunt performer
War 2007 stunts
Shoot 'Em Up 2007 stunts
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 2007 stunts
Talk to Me 2007 stunts
Saw III 2006 stunt double: Jeff
Fido 2006 stunts
Hollywoodland 2006 stunt coordinator
X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 stunts
The Sentinel 2006 stunts
Land of the Dead 2005 stunt performer
Cinderella Man 2005 stunts
The Pacifier 2005 stunt driver
Catwoman 2004 stunts
I, Robot 2004 stunts
New York Minute 2004/I stunts
The Skulls III 2004 Video stunts
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed 2004 stunts
Dawn of the Dead 2004 stunts
Highwaymen 2004 stunts
Paycheck 2003 stunts
The Last Samurai 2003 stunt performer
Agent Cody Banks 2003 stunt player
Do or Die 2003 TV Movie stunts
Trapped 2002/I stunts
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever 2002 stunts
K-19: The Widowmaker 2002 stunts
Crossing the Line 2002 TV Movie stunts
The Sum of All Fears 2002 stunts
Rollerball 2002 stunts
Picture Claire 2001 stunt performer
The Safety of Objects 2001 stunts
Exit Wounds 2001 stunts
RoboCop: Prime Directives 2001 TV Mini-Series stunts - 4 episodes
Sanctimony 2000 stunt performer
Duets 2000 stunt player
Bless the Child 2000 stunts
X-Men 2000 stunts
Where the Money Is 2000 stunts - as Cotton Mathers
Romeo Must Die 2000 stunts
Final Destination 2000 stunts
Mission to Mars 2000 stunt performer
Dudley Do-Right 1999 stunts - uncredited
Vendetta 1999 TV Movie stunts
Goodbye Lover 1998 stunts
Blues Brothers 2000 1998 stunt person
The Third Twin 1997 TV Movie stunts
A Simple Wish 1997 stunts
Batman & Robin 1997 stunts
Hardball 1997 Video stunts
Dead Silence 1997 TV Movie stunts
The Crow: City of Angels 1996 stunts
Carpool 1996 stunts
Wirehead 1995 Video Game stunt performer
Jumanji 1995 stunts
Color of Night 1994 stunts
True Lies 1994 stunts
This Boy's Life 1993 stunts
Snake Eater III: His Law 1992 Video stunts
Twin Sisters 1992 Video stunt double: Carson
Shining Time Station 1991 TV Series stunt double - 2 episodes
The Psychic 1991 stunt double: Steering
Necessary Roughness 1991 stunts
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 stunts
Scanners II: The New Order 1991 stunts
The Rookie 1990 stunts
Avonlea 1990 TV Series stunts - 1 episode
Descending Angel 1990 TV Movie stunts
Gate 2: The Trespassers 1990 stunt performer
Stella 1990 stunts
Friends, Lovers, & Lunatics 1989 stunts
Renegades 1989 stunts
The Experts 1989 stunts
Short Circuit 2 1988 stunts
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol 1987 stunts
Street Justice 1987 stunts
Police Academy 3: Back in Training 1986 stunts

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hemlock Grove 2014 TV Series Ohio State Trooper 2
Hollywoodland 2006 Dark Figure
Crossing the Line 2002 TV Movie Warrior Fan
The Judge 2001 TV Movie Narco Cop #1
The Big Hit 1998 Moe
Matrix 1993 TV Series Assistant
A Cut Above 1985 Luke

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
E.M.S. 2014 moto arm operator
Evel Knievel 2004 TV Movie camera operator: motocam
The In-Laws 2003/I camera operator: Motocam, Toronto
Replicant 2001 camera operator: motocam, second unit
Where the Money Is 2000 Steadicam operator: second unit - as Cotton Mathers
The Long Kiss Goodnight 1996 camera operator: motocam and sno-mo cam

Transportation Department

Transportation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blacktop 2000 TV Movie driver: MotoCam
Due South 1994 TV Series driver - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
E.M.S. 2014 motocam operator
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis 2003 TV Movie motocam operator

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