John Phillips, UK Press/PA Forget the rain, the wellies and the mud -- when…
- Posted on Sep 3rd 2010 7:00AM by Julian Marszalek
Jordi Vidal, Redferns
The audience at the packed-out venue included band producer and Grinderman drummer Jim Sclavunos as well as former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher and his Beady Eye guitarists Gem Archer and Andy Bell.
Displaying a ferocity and near gospel passion that's in all too short supply these days, the Jim Jones Revue are poised to break through to a wider audience as one rock 'n' roll salvo after another was fired with nary a thought for personal safety. While current single 'High Horse' gained the biggest cheers -- its presence on radio increasing on a daily basis -- it's the likes of 'Big Len,' 'Elemental' and 'Killing Spree' that delight long-time observers.
The Jim Jones Revue sweat profusely and heartily. Refusing to stand still, Jones and band -- guitarist Rupert Orton, bassist Gavin Jay, keyboardist Elliot Mortimer and drummer Nick Jones -- wring every drop of energy from their own energy reserves and three-chord ramalama. Like it or not, they're here to save your soul.