Punk Rock Blues
The Jim Jones Revue 'The Jim Jones Revue'
The Jim Jones Revue eponymous debut album is described as sounding like a car crash between Little Richard and The MC5, The ‘Revue play supercharged rock’n’roll inspired by The Killer, The Georgia Peach and of course The Memphis Flash and the deranged sons of Detroit.
The Jim Jones Revue strip rock’n’roll back to its essential elements and this album is a document of their base alchemy. Recorded live (no overdubs!) on four track in one straight 48 hour session the record is a celebration of no holds barred full on rocking. Former lead singer of Sub Pop garage legends Thee Hypnotics, Jim Jones looks after vocals and guitar, Rupert Orton plays lead guitar, Elliot Mortimer plays keys, Gavin Jay plays bass and Nick Jones plays drums.
Among an album of hard rocking delights, key tracks to dip into are “Rock’n’Roll Psychosis” which sounds like a unholy jam between Jerry Lee Lewis and The Birthday Party. The ‘Revue then pay homage to The Killer on another key track “Meat Man”.
JJR piano player Elliot Mortimer adds his psychotic interpretation of boogie woogie to Jim Jones’s leery vocal to create a pornographic maelstrom. More carnal bump and grind with “Cement Mixer” the final track of the album. For this The ‘Revue step back in speed but increase the power with Mortimer unleashing a hurricane of Hammond keys while Jones intones “Here we go, nice and slow........” A soundtrack for a filthy liaison in a Latin seaport when your boat has already left.......
1. Princess & The Frog
2. Hey Hey Hey Hey
3. Rock N Roll Psychosis
4. Fish 2 Fry
6. Another Daze
7. The Meat Man
8. Make It Hot
9. Who's Got Mine?
10. Cement Mixer