20th of October 2012
The Jim Jones Revue - The Savage Heart (2012)
The Jim Jones Revue look like they just left Charles Dickens novel leaving Artful Dodger on his own, to make his way through muddy streets of XIX century London. Than, they transcendentally cross the ocean to meet their spiritual brothers Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, The Stooges, MC5 and some Delta bluesmen too. The result is this record - mean rock'n'roll played with a little dose of English arrogance. The counterpoint between loose lead vocals and tight backing vocals spiced with honky tonk piano in "7 Times around the Sun" made it easier for me to pick my favorite track, but the others are also very good and differ from each other enough not to be annoying. Even in slow blues "Midnight Oceans & The Savage Heart" you can clearly hear the savageness of these hearts.