"High Horse" Jim Jones Revue
Song of the Day Sunday, September 25, 2011
The Jim Jones Revue, “High Horse”
Rowdy, raunchy and full of X-rated insinuation, the firebrand snarl of Jim Jones seems like a natural progression for the front man of underground hard rock miscreants Thee Hypnotics. But just when you’re ready to write it off as better-than-average garage rock, Jones himself howls “This is how you ride!” and a shattering burst of piano evokes the tortured demons of Jerry Lee Lewis. It’s no easy feat for a U.K. outfit to call to mind “The Killer,” but the band’s hell-bent recycling of early rock ‘n’ roll also recalls the intrepid spirit of earlier generations of U.K. rebels who cited Southern bluesmen as influences: sometimes the most inspiring interpreters of American music benefit from their distant vantage across the pond. – Nate Cavalieri
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