terça-feira, 22 de maio de 2018

JCM (John Hiseman, Clem Clempson & Mark Clarke) - Heroes

  JCM (John Hiseman, Clem Clempson & Mark Clarke) - Heroes - 2018

The brand new album from JCM. Featuring legendary drummer and bandleader Jon Hiseman, guitarist Clem Clempson and bassist and vocalist Mark Clarke.Eleven tracks including two superb bonus tracks Foyers Of Fun and Grease The Wheels .Also available as a nine track limited edition vinyl LP and on digital stores and streaming services.

Jon Hiseman, the legendary drummer and bandleader who took Colosseum to fame in the 1970s, has formed an exciting new group called JCM (Jon Hiseman, Clem Clempson and Mark Clarke).The trio comprises of Clem Clempson on lead guitar and vocals, Mark Clarke on bass and lead vocals, with of course Jon on drums.

JCM's debut album has already been hailed as amazing.Repertoire Records are releasing Heroes as a nine track vinyl LP and CD with two additional bonus tracks.

01. The Kettle
02. Strangeher
03. Weird of Hermiston
04. Four Day Creep
05. Yeah Yeah Yeah
06. Rivers
07. Grease the Wheels
08. The Inquisition
09. Foyers of Fun
10. Only Sixteen
11. The Real Great Escape


sexta-feira, 18 de maio de 2018

Target - In Range

Target - In Range - 2017 (1979)

Target was an exciting US Quintet from Memphis that featured the legendary Jimi Jameson (Cobra / Survivor) on vocals. They released two albums on A & M in 1976 (Target) and 1977 (Captured). However, it has come to light that a third album was recorded in 1979, entitled 'In Range' before the band split in 1982.

While vocalist Jimi Jamison did go on to greater heights - thanks to his stints fronting Cobra and, of course, Survivor not to mention releasing an impressive catalogue of solo records ­ Target were the band  with whom he first made the progression from playing the bars and clubs to touring as a major label act opening for the likes of Black Sabbath and Styx. However, the debut Target LP wasn't the singer's first album recording credit. Nor bassist Tommy Cathey's either. Having started to work together in a band called Omaha in the early 70's an opportunity to hook up with another project was just too good to miss, as the latter explains: 'After a stint in Omaha with Jimi, we both wanted to explore the chances of original music,' recalls Cathey. 'David Beaver had been doing original music for a couple of years so we gravitated to that. We did two records with D. Beaver, of which only one was released ('Combinations' on the TMI label in 1973). Right after the second record, Jimi and I were ready to take the splash into forming our own band to do original music, so we teamed up with guitarist/organist Buddy Davis and formed Target. We still played cover music to pay the bills, but all along writing our own music and trying to be a good rock and roll band!' The band toured substantially back then and it was a shame that the band split before that third release saw the light of day

'In Range' was recorded in the autumn of 1979: it took the band about two to three weeks to do this third album. What an album it is though, this is Target's best recording, chock full of quality songs and musicianship. Its criminal it has laid dormant for so long

01. Tightwire
02. Love Magician
03. Too Much Good Lovin'
04. Hold Tight
05. Taxman
06. Means That Much
07. Come On
08. A Place Called Hot
09. Don't You Think Its Time

Jimi Jamison - Vocals
Tommy Cathey - Bass, Vocals 
Paul Cannon, Buddy Davis - Guitar                    
Bill Marshall - Drums 
Gary Topper - Sax on Live Magician  


terça-feira, 15 de maio de 2018

The Jook - Different Class

The Jook - Different Class - 1974 (2005 Remaster)

A first ever collection of all the singles and unreleased studio recordings by this seminal UK pop punk outfit with close links to Sparks , whose track ‘Aggravation Place’ is one of the highlights of the recent Glitterbest set. • The Jook were the brainchild of Sparks manager John Hewlett, who introduced guitarist Trevor White to singer-songwriter Ian Kimmett, and recruited bassist Ian Hampton and drummer Chris Townson. He secured a record deal with RCA; a publishing contract with Mickie Most, who signed them without even hearing a note and a monthly residency at The Sundown in Edmonton, North London. •

The Jook released five singles (one of which Oo Oo Rudi inspired early Irish label mates of the Undertones to name themselves Rudi )- and recorded an unreleased album called "Different Class" - to little commercial success. The final nail in the coffin was when they were unable to promote their last single, Bish Bash Bosh, after their tour with The Sweet had been cancelled. The anthemic Aggravation Place dates from their last recording session in 1976, which later appeared as an EP on Bomp in the US and Chiswick in the UK in 1978. Trevor White: "The best thing we ever done, everything just as we wanted, and if we'd stayed together we might have had the breakthrough." As soon as the session was finished White and Hampton jumped ship and joined Sparks, who were enjoying their first taste of success with This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us, and stayed with them for two albums. Kimmett remained in the business and ran Bearsville Records for Albert Grossman. • Today the US market for 70’s power pop has embraced the Jook, whilst elsewhere such as the UK and Japan the market for proto punk has equally identified the Jook for re-appraisal.

01. Different Class
02. Aggravation Place
03. Watch Your Step
04. Bish Bash Bosh
05. Oo-Oo-Rudi
06. King Kapp
07. Alright With Me
08. Everything I Do
09. Rumble
10. Cooch
11. La La Girls
12. Do What You Can
13. That's Fine
14. Mohair Sam
15. Movin' In The Right Direction
16. Crazy Kids
17. City & Suburban Blues
18. Hey Doll
19. Shame Shame Shame
20. Jook's On You
21. Everything I Do (Ian Kimmett Demo) (Bonus Track)
22. Aggravation Place (Ian Kimmett Demo) (Bonus Track)