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JANE LEE HOOKER

No B!

Model:
RUF1229
SKU:
954734
PLU: 710347122920
How do you like your rock 'n' roll? If the answer is safe, sterile, sexless and spat out by the corporate machine, then move along. But if your wish-list takes in soul, swagger and smack-in-the-mouth stagecraft, then Jane Lee Hooker is the band you've been gasping for!
How do you like your rock 'n' roll? If the answer is safe, sterile, sexless and spat out by the corporate machine, then move along. But if your wish-list takes in soul, swagger and smack-in-the-mouth stagecraft, then Jane Lee Hooker is the band you've been gasping for!
Format - CD
Genre - Blues & Roots
Release Date - 28/04/16

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How do you like your rock 'n' roll? If the answer is safe, sterile, sexless and spat out by the corporate machine, then move along. But if your wish-list takes in soul, swagger and smack-in-the-mouth stagecraft, then Jane Lee Hooker is the band you've been gasping for!

Tearing out of their native New York in 2016 with white-knuckle debut album No B!, these five rockers fuse the sticky thrills of golden-era punk and blues with a healthy slug of modern attitude. "Not a lot of bands can capture the excitement, sweat and charisma of the '70s bands we grew up listening to," they say. "But we can and we do."

'No B!' might be a debut album, but don't mistake Jane Lee Hooker for a pack of overnight newcomers. Between them, Dana 'Danger' Athens (vocals), Melissa 'Cool Whip' Houston (drums), High Top (guitar), Tina 'T Bone' Gorin (guitar) and Hail Mary Z (bass) boast sprawling collective pedigree, having dodged the bottles and put miles on the clock in bands like Nashville Pussy, the Wives, and Bad Wizard. Yet it was their fateful 2013 hook-up as JLH that brought fresh momentum. "We're a gang, a family," says the lineup. "We love playing with, to and for each other."

Ten of these tracks find the band digging back into the blues songbook, exhuming a fistful of standards including Muddy Waters' "Champagne And Reefer," Willie Dixon's "Shake For Me" and Albert King's "The Hunter." In each case, Jane Lee Hooker claims ownership, pouring on the rocket fuel until even the dustiest standard becomes a stinging punk-blues thrill-ride, driven by jackhammer rhythms, twin lead guitars and Dana's scorched-earth vocals.

In the era of cut-and-paste, computer-driven recordings, 'No B!'s production was as minimalist, and the results explode out of the speakers!

Primary Format - MusicCD
ArtistJANE LEE HOOKER
LabelRuf Records
Music GenreBlues / Rock
Music Genre PrimaryBlues & Roots
Music Genre SecondaryPop & Rock

CD

  • 1. Wade In The Water
  • 2. Mean Town Blues
  • 3. I Believe To My Soul
  • 4. Bumble Bee
  • 5. In The Valley
  • 6. Free Me
  • 7. The Hunter
  • 8. Champagne And Reefer
  • 9. Didn't It Rain
  • 10. Mannish Boy
  • 11. Shake For Me
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