Chris Haskett is a guitarist, producer and composer. Primarily known as the guitarist with the Rollins Band, he has worked as collaborator or sideman with a diverse group of musicians including, Iggy Pop, Steven Brown, Foetus, Jah Wobble, Pigface, Utah Saints, The Cassandra Complex, Reeves Gabrels, Lloyd Cole, Elliott Sharp and, for a NANOsecond few months, David Bowie.

He has appeared on more than thirty albums and released eight solo records, six centered around the guitar and two, under the name DJ Linux, of turntablism.


Previous events

And here's a link to the mighty APE SHIFTER whom I'm sharing a bill with later this week.

OK, so there's a LOT in the pipeline.

The two live albums are ready to go. The first of two Letter 27 sessions from 1999/2000 featuring Percy Jones, Gerry White and the late, great Lance Carter are nearly done. The working title is "Comprovositions in Linear B". THEN there's the next Chris Haskett records. What was originally one CD has morphed into two; one originals )tentative title "Insufficient Necessities") and the second one of mostly mutated cover versions (Grateful Dead, Sun Ra, Ronnie Montrose, Sonny Sharrock, Ohio Players, and so on) with a working title of "Mostly Uncovered".

Two EXCITING blasts from the past-

1- I recently came back into possession of the complete acoustic duet recordings I made with Rowland S Howard. Some of that got used on my first CD. "Language" but there's a lot left over. I'm diving it a listen to see if it's editable into a release. It's be one for the trainspotters and the tragics but some of it's very cool and it's an side to Rowland's musicianship that's not presented much anywhere else.

2 - I also came back into possession of the multitrack of the first Enzymes recording session and I'm having a go at mixing it to see what it does.

What's that, SEVEN projects on the go? I should find a label...

The good, the bad, the ugly and the very, very strange...

I've finally gotten round to putting ALL of my released music on youtube. It's strange to me but apparently that's where a lot of people listen to music. So there it is. There's much more to come with new releases and live stuff in the pipeline too.

The video channel is:


Article on yours truly and the 9-string in Gitarist magazine (for those of you who read Dutch). The nice but uncredited BW pic is by Jeroen Geerts. Thanks Jeroen!

Article (in German) on yours truly in the April edition of GItarre un Bass. Apparently I am a "Schrägmeister". I hope that's something good.


Cool article on the PRS 9-string at Music Radar with a link to a Youtube video I put up.


The Courage Born of Conflicting Terrors

Chris Haskett

  1. 1 Intro:Start As You Mean to Continue 01:07 Info Download
  2. 2 Improprioceptor 05:52 Info Buy
  3. 3 GO! 05:28 Info Buy
  4. 4 Ambiguous Types of 7 06:17 Info Buy
  5. 5 Skywhale 05:50 Info Buy
  6. 6 Jeff's New Ride 05:32 Info Buy
  7. 7 Learn By Doing: Trephine 05:38 Info Buy
  8. 8 Learn By Doing: Tightrope 04:25 Info Buy
DJ Linux "Return of the Geary Act" now available for download via Bandcamp! CD rerelease later this year.


Join the mailing list for the latest news