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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Jericho Jones - Junkies, Monkeys & Donkeys (1971)

Where to begin with this rock solid gem from 1971!  I'm sure a few of you folk may be familiar with this obscure album from the most righteous era of music, but for those who don't, I've got a treat for you today!  A little history about these lads, they were originally called The Churchills, who were an Israeli  beat/psychedelic group that had a string of singles in the late 60's before relocating to England and changing their name and sound to the powerhouse that is JERICHO JONES!  This album really has every element you've come to love from the likes of Leafhound, Irish Coffee, and Three Man Army (also three highly recommended bands if you haven't listened!).  With whiskey drenched growling vocals, soaring vibrant guitar solos, and dominating bass lines, this album grabs you from the opening tone of "No School Today"(and just wait for the chaotic noise break around the 1:50 mark) to the driving riff of "Mona Mona" and the laid back space jam of "Junkies Monkeys & Donkeys", not to mention the twin lead guitars of "So Come On", this LP envelops you fully to the bitter end.  I must say though, beware before listening, as this album will find itself getting progressively louder on your stereo as the album moves forward!  Accompany with 6 pack and a tailgate party on your buddies El Camino!
Highlighted tracks include "Mona Mona" and "Man In The Crowd"

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