American drummer, composer, performer and educator Mike Pride has a long history of inventive and productive collaborations with a multitude of creative musicians across a very broad spectrum of musical genres, resulting in several seminal, contaminated recordings.
A short list of his collaborators includes Mick Barr, Tim Berne, Boredoms, Eugene Chadbourne, Nels Cline, Andrew D’Angelo, Trevor Dunn, Dynamite Club, Peter Evans, Charles Gayle, Milford Graves, Drew Gress, Mary Halvorson, Curtis Hasselbring, Nona Hendryx, Jon Irabagon, Brad Jones, Haino Keiji, Kirk Knuffke, George Lewis, Frank Lowe, Bill McHenry, Tony Malaby, Sam Mickens, Butch Morris, Joe Morris, William Parker, Marc Ribot, Matana Roberts, Herb Robertson, Jamie Saft, Sonny Simmons, Craig Wedren, Nate Wooley, Otomo Yoshihide and John Zorn.
Mike Pride was involved in three collaborations eventually released by RareNoise.
The Spanish Donkey is the free improv / rock trio of Jamie Saft, Joe Morris and Mike Pride. RAOUL, released in 2015, is their second release.
Three-Layer Cake is the trio of Mike Pride, Brandon Seabrook and Mike Watt. Their very recently released Stove Top, a simultaneously spontaneous and well-reasoned conflagration of punk, jazz and free-rock improv garnered high praise from press and public.
I Hate Work is one of Mike Pride‘s principal projects (which include the quartet From Bacteria To Boys, the all drummer lineup Drummer’s Corpse, as well as the ensemble Pulverize The Sound and Period).
I Hate Work is focused on interpreting the songs of hardcore legends MDC, for whom Mike Pride drummed in 2004.