For his first musical release James wanted to capture a 'band' vibe, so he enlisted the duties of a rhythm section & (after rehearsing the material inside out) they checked into a studio using good old-fashioned tape. From the down & dirty percussive grind of 'Bigfoot', to the sweet melodic journeys of 'Not For You', no punches were pulled (to fit it all in it had to be put onto 2 discs!). If you want to hear something new that captures the spirit of yesteryear, then be sure to check out 'Real life'. 'Real Life' review from 'Devolution Magazine': This is an album of Riifs, good riffs, and big swaggering riffs. With eleven songs over two discs the JHB tracks certainly aren't short. Each track clocks in at between 6 and 9 minutes, which is perhaps a little too long in places. Opening with a sixties-like rock & roll guitar riff the album launches into 'What We Go Through'. Throughout the album there is a mixture of styles hidden beneath the riffs, ranging from jazz, blues, reggae and funk rhythms which lurk below the surface, highlighting the diversity that is here. Disk two opens with the dirty sounding 'Bigfoot'. With a syncopated riff this is perhaps the strongest track. The album closes with a bluesy minimal vocal, rendering it almost Hendrix-like in places. This self-released pressing is the brainchild of James Hamer who has a voice reminiscent of Josh Homme and perhaps the similar talent for riffs. This is a big retro rock monster worthy of a listen.
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