Saturday, August 7, 2010

JPT Scare Band Unleash A Masterpiece of Fuzzed Out Proto-Metal


JPT Scare Band - Acid Blues is the White Man's Burden

"Each track sizzles with nostalgia, with fuzzy guitars, gritty vocals, and extended jam sessions that instantly transport you to what feels like a Hendrix concert. Everything grooves in its own right. . . will undoubtedly dazzle fans of classic blues rock. Terry Swope has got to be one of the world's most underrated guitarists! If you miss the glory days of Cream, Deep Purple, and Jimi Hendrix, you have to check out these uncovered gems from JPT Scare Band." - Bill's Music Forum and the Rock and Roll Report.

Legendary rockers, JPT Scare Band, released some of the most collectible psychedelic/acid rock of all time. Banded together during the tumultuous years of the early 70’s, JPT Scare Band fused a sound equally heavy in hard rocking blues as it was tripped out in psychedelia, creating a sound so imposing that it perfectly reflected the emotions of the era. JPT were formed by drummer Jeff Littrell, bassist Paul Grigsby, and guitarist / vocalist Terry Swope, who could rival Hendrix, Clapton and Page with his otherworldly guitar work.

Hailed as one of the "lost pioneers of Heavy Metal” by Classic Rock Magazine, JPT Scare Band has seen a resurgence of interest by fans of 1970’s heavy fuzzed out rock. In the waning months of 2009, JPT Scare Band merged their energies with indie rock label, Ripple Music, to release Acid Blues is the White Man’s Burden, a collection of unreleased tracks, extended jams, and outstanding cover tunes that will help bridge the gaps of the JPT chronology and turn on a whole new generation to their classic version of acid-rock. JPT is back and ready to roar!

Acid Blues is the White Man's Burden will be available in CD, digital and deluxe multi-colored double 12" vinyl formats. LP edition will include two previously unreleased bonus tracks. Available right now, world-wide through the Ripple Music Store!

This Date In Music History - August 7


B.J. Thomas is 68.

Stan Freberg (parody versions of "Heartbreak Hotel", "Banana Boat Song" and others) turns 84.

Herb Reed of the Platters ("Smoke Gets In Your Eyes") is 79.

Kerry Chater - Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (1945)

Carlo Novi - Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (1949)

Rodney Crowell - country guitarist, songwriter, worked with Emmylou Harris, acts that covered his songs include Bob Seger, Willie Nelson & Carlene Carter (1950)

Andy Fraser - bass player with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. Joined Free when he was aged 16. Ted Nugent, Robert Palmer and Joe Cocker have all covered songs written by Fraser (1952)

Bruce Dickinson- Iron Maiden (1958)

Jacqui O'Sullivan - Bananarama (1960)

Ian Dench - EMF (1964)

Raul Malo - Mavericks (1965)

Kristin Hersh - Throwing Muses (1966)

They Are Missed:

Soul singer Esther Phillips died from liver and kidney failure in Carson, California in 1984, at the age of 48.

Born today in 1936, Charles Pope, The Tams. Pope died on 16th March 1996.

Harmonica player Larry Adler died in 2001 (age 87). Known for his original collaborations with George Gershwin, Kate Bush, Sting and Vaughan Williams and his own virtuoso performances.

Born on this day in 1925, Felice Bryant, songwriter with her husband Boudleaux. Wrote Everly Brothers hits, "All I Have To Do Is Dream," "Bye Bye Love," "Wake Up Little Susie" and "Raining In My Heart" a hit for Buddy Holly. She died on April 22, 2003.

In 2009, Willy DeVille died at the age of 58 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. The band he formed, Mink Deville, appeared at the legendary CBGB club in New York in the 1970s and scored the 1977 hit "Spanish Stroll."


In 1954, Elvis Presley appeared at the Eagles Nest in Memphis Tennessee, (the first of 12 shows at the venue in this year). The advertisement in the local paper read; “See and hear Elvis singing That’s All Right and The Blue Moon of Kentucky.”

The Quarry Men played at the Cavern Club in Liverpool in 1957, (without Paul McCartney who was away at Boy Scout summer camp). The Cavern was still a jazz club, but skiffle was tolerated, but when John Lennon dared to play "Hound Dog" and "Blue Suede Shoes," the club owner sent a note to the stage saying, "Cut out the bloody rock!"

Paul Anka made his TV debut on ABC's "American Bandstand" in 1957.

The movie "Beach Party", with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, opened in 1963.

The Turtles' remake of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe" was released in 1965.

Mike Smith (Dave Clark Five) had two ribs broken when he was pulled off the stage by a fan in Chicago in 1965.

Herman's Hermits went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1965 with "I'm Henry VIII I Am." The single was only released in the US. Singer Peter Noone once interviewed Elvis Presley for UK music paper New Musical Express.

Christine McVie joined Fleetwood Mac in 1970.

The Goose Lake International Music Festival was held in Leoni, Michigan in 1970. Over 200,000 fans attended the three day festival. Acts who appeared included, Jethro Tull, 10 Years After, Mountain, Chicago, Bob Seger, John Sebastian, James Gang, Stooges with Iggy Pop, Brownsville Station, MC5, Rod Stewart and Flying Burrito Brothers.

The Bee Gees started a four week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1971 with "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart." It was the group's tenth US hit and first #1.

With Flo and Eddie on board, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention recorded "Just Another Band From L.A." at U.C.L.A. in 1971.

Elton John and Kiki Dee were at #1 on the US singles chart in 1976 with the insipid "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," giving Elton his sixth US #1 hit. It was written by Elton John without Bernie Taupin under the pseudonym "Ann Orson" and "Carte Blanche."

Fleetwood Mac started a five-week run at #1 on the US album chart in 1982 with 'Mirage.' The bands third US #1.

John Cougar (aka John Mellencamp) landed at #2 on the U.S. chart in 1982 with the million selling "Hurts So Good." It’s kept out of the top spot by the Human League’s "Don’t You Want Me."

In 1987 - A Los Angeles judge threw out a lawsuit against Ozzy Osbourne. The lawsuit had been filed by the parents of a teenager who had committed suicide while listening to Ozzy's song, "Suicide Solution."

Cypress Hill started a two-week run at #1 on the US album chart in 1993 with 'Black Sunday.'

In 1997, Garth Brooks played to the largest crowd ever in New York's Central Park. An estimated 1 million people attended the live concert with an additional 14.6 million viewing live on HBO.

Violence erupted outside a Dave Matthews Band concert in Hartford, CT in 1999. 55 arrests were made in the parking lot of the Meadows Music Theater.

In 2000, the family of Jimi Hendrix won a case at an international panel to evict the holder of the Internet address

In 2002, Three members of Oasis were injured when the taxi they were travelling in was involved in a crash during a US tour in Indianapolis. Noel Gallagher, Andy Bell and Jay Darlington were all taken to hospital and treated for cuts and bruises.

Mariah Carey was at #1 on the US charts in 2005 with "We Belong Together."

Godsmack headlined the third night of the Rock 'N The Rally music festival in Sturgis, SD in 2007. It's part of the five-day Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. "Godsmack is more excited about this show than any other show we've played in the last decade," says singer Sully Erna. "Not only is biking truly a part of our lifestyles, but Sturgis is the Cadillac of events." The concert was filmed for DVD release.

In 2008, Elvis Presley's peacock jumpsuit, was sold at auction for $300,000, making it the most expensive piece of Elvis memorabilia ever sold at an auction. The white outfit with a plunging V-neck and high collar featured a blue-and-gold peacock design, hand-embroidered on the front and back and along the pant legs.