JPT SCARE BAND (Jamm Vapour) CD
JPT SCARE BAND is one of the most obscure bands of the 70's, who never released an official record in their brief period of existance. In the early 70's their heavy sound perfectly embodies the old-fashioned term 'acid rock', which was used as a description for long psychedelic-drenched guitar freak-outs and extreme wild solo excursions. Most of the old songs of this band are based on improvisations and none of their songs was shorter than three minutes. More than two decades later, their material has been released on Monster Records and a few years ago, JPT SCARE BAND start their own label Kung Bomar Records. Their very first release was a disc which consists of old and new material. Finally, in 2001 the group recorded their first full length after 35 years and it has been released in 2007 on the band's own label Kung Bomar Records. It's great, that the members of the band Jeff Littrell, Paul Grigsby and Tery Swope haven't lost interest in playing their music and for more informations you should read the interview inside of this webzine.
Of course, the current sound of the band isn't as wild and spectacular as it was in the early 70's but vocalist/guitarist Terry Swope is always good for a surprise and especially his style do remind the listener to the old days of the JPT SCARE BAND. Like in the 70's the songs are very long and the shortest track is 'Ramona' with a playing time of almost seven minutes. The other material is between eight and eleven minutes, but they're never pointless or boring for a second. Only 'Rainbow Bridge' is a bit to radio-friendly for my taste, but the other six tracks are a sonic evidence for the band's vitality and that they never forget their bluesy roots. One of my favourites is 'Hungry For Your Love' with its irresistible Motor City groove. This could've been written by Scott Morgan, but it's a self-penned track. Most of the songs will convince the listener with powerful hooklines and great playing, while 'Gelo Jam' is another link to the band's past, because most of their old songs were based on jamming and improvisations. 'Jamm Vapour' is an uplifting and authentic album from a band, that never really get the attention they really deserve. I hope, this will change and if you love the hard rockin' sounds of the 70's as much as I do, than you should support this band and order a copy of 'Jamm Vapour'.