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Sunday, February 19, 2017

THE JIM JONES REVUE - Burning Your House Down

THE JIM JONES REVUE - Burning Your House Down
In WAV - Scans are included

1 Dishonest John
2 High Horse
3 Foghorn
4 Big Len
5 Premeditated
6 Burning Your House Down
7 Shoot First
8 Elemental
9 Killin' Spree
10 Righteous Wrong
11 Stop The People

The noble art of the 12-bar boogie has gradually been devalued over the years. Fifty years ago, it was one of the most vital, life-affirming forms of musical expression known to mankind, but it has since been watered down by a million rubbish bar bands playing ‘good time rock’n’roll’ with neither the energy to rock nor the sensibilities to roll.

But there are still a few snake-hipped firebrands determined enough to trace this form of beefed-up blues back to its primal, screaming essence. This second long-play offering from east London quintet The Jim Jones Revue specialises in boogie with the speaker-ripping rasp of a Little Richard.

There’s a noble lineage of this back-to-basics approach, dating back to Creedence Clearwater Revival’s swamp rock, and carrying on through bequiffed 90s stompers like Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Rocket from the Crypt. But frontman Jim Jones’s raw, tonsil-eviscerating delivery is less stylised than those latter two, and the 21st century production, courtesy of Bad Seeds/Grinderman drummer Jim Sclavunos, make it sound considerably fiercer than John Fogerty’s blue collar bawling.


Anonymous said...

Merci Ratboy pour cet album. 1 écoute et direct dans mon top 5 du moment


Anonymous said...

PLease re-up all your fantastic music ....netkups is down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!