35 years melted away as if time had never existed. Terry Swope pick up the axe, Paul Grigsby plugged in the bass, Jeff Littrell took the drum stool and the mythical beast that is JPT Scare Band breathed anew. 35 years ago, JPT stunned unsuspecting minds with their terrorizing jamming and distinctly heavy blues, tearing a swath across the countries mid-section with one performance after another. Legendary tales leaked from the underground of a guitarist worthy of sharing a stage with Hendrix, a bass player who could stand in for Led Zeppelin, a drummer who could replace Charlie Watts. But for the last 35 years, these stories and the legends, the myths, of JPT Scare Band live performance were all that existed.
But no more.
2011. The same year that Classic Rock Magazine featured JPT Scare Band on their cover-mounted CD, Rhapsody declared JPT Scare Band one of the "10 Essential Proto-Metal bands", and their debut Ripple Music release, 'Acid Blues is the White Man's Burden' soared up the charts, JPT Scare Band took to the stage. And the legend was reborn!
Blasting out their terrifying acid blues at Crosstown Station with Granmax and the New Lost Souls, July 22nd in their hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, JPT Scare Band proved that they've lost none of their psychedelic madness over the years.
But if you missed it, don't worry, it's all been recorded for posterity's sake.
Pop over to YouTube and you feast on the video documentation of the event that's sure to go down in Kansas City rock lore. Start off by ingesting your mind with 'Rat Poison for the Soul' (Rat Poison Live) and then pop over to the Ripple Music YouTube Channel and find the rest of the videos in the Channel's Favorites. (Grooves and Ripples).
And prepare yourself for an acid blues explosion!
'Acid Blues is the White Man’s Burden' is available in limited quantities from Ripple Music in two-toned, gatefold, double-LP with two bonus tracks, Deluxe digipack CD, or digital at www.ripple-music.com and all fine music sites like iTunes, Digstation, Amazon, CD Baby, and eBay.