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Bad Jones - Single Review: Soul, No Body

05 Jul 2019 // A review by Corinne Rutherford

Bad Jones is a hard rock band from South Auckland aiming to release “the most warped, feral rock n roll record ever to writhe its way out of Aotearoa”, However you will have to contain your excitement until early 2020 for the band’s debut album. In the meantime, check out their first single, Soul, No Body, as it's guaranteed to blast the winter cobwebs away.

I haven’t reviewed a screaming loud heavy rock song for a while and this fit the bill nicely for my fix of nerve jangling, in your face old school type shouty rock. “Bad Jones like to make things as abrasive and weird as possible without ever sacrificing straight-up, 4/4 rock grooves” their words not mine. The track is abrasive, but not unpleasant. Perfectly acceptable for a mosh pit if that is still a thing. Weird sure, but I have heard weirder so I will reserve judgment on that until I hear the rest of their album. My words not theirs.

The guys have managed to keep the integrity of the 4/4 rock groove intact. Which is a blessing. This track is not a sloppy offering; Bad Jones sounds tight. Sorry guys, I know you are aiming for warped and feral, but in my opinion, those who like their lyrics screamed at them will probably dig your groove.

This is a solid first release from the band. Best enjoyed loud.

Rating: ( 3 / 5 )
 

About Bad Jones

Twisted, hard rock n roll straight out of a barn in the bowels of rural South Auckland. Bad Jones like to make things as abrasive and weird as possible without ever sacrificing straight-up, 4/4 rock grooves. If bands like The Bronx, Idles, Refused, and old-school Shihad are your cup of tea then get your teeth into some Bad Jones.

The band spent 2018 writing music and gigging. They released first single Soul, No Body on the 28th of June. They're currently recording their debut album with Dave Rhodes at Depot Sound. The album is slated for release in early 2020 and the band is aiming to make it the most warped, feral rock n roll record ever to writhe it’s way out of Aotearoa.


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