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Jack Russell's Great White

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10
Mar

JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE - He Saw It Coming (Review)

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content: 
30%
Produced By: 
Jack Russell & Robbie Lochner
Release Date: 
2017
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Rock
Score: 
30
Label: 
Frontiers
 
I feel as if when delivering an unfavourable review, I need to preface it with my qualifications to do so, before someone starts the “oh he just doesn’t like that artist/style it’s too soft/heavy/bluesy.”
So with that in mind, I love Great White and I own every album from start to last plus Jack’s own previous solo material. His debut solo was great! And for the most part, I like them all.
And this lives up to none of them. I’ve tried several times to re-start fresh with this album and each time I’ve failed.
 
Could it be that on just the second track in Jack breaks into a fricken rap in the middle of this horrible jangly, bluesy pop track that was beyond annoying even before the vocal acrobats. And he’s almost at it again on Crazy, which is only slightly less annoying.
Opening with Sign Of The Times, it’s pretty evident this is going to be a laid back affair and sure enough…its more laid back than a sunbaking lizard.
The songs just bore me I’m sorry to say. And there is precious little comparison to that of Great White, even with Jack’s (sometimes) recognizable voice.
 
The performances are very pedestrian, I don’t rate the band here at all and the songs are devoid of any passion or energy. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any slower, along comes the crawling ballad Anything For You.
This highlights the very problem here – I am a huge fan of the slow Great White ballads like Save Your Love and She Only. Soul and passion in spades.
Another slow blues/reggae type number is the instantly skippable Don’t Let Me Go, then there’s more jangly guitars on Spy Vs Spy. What’s with the awful guitar playing here?
Blame It On The Night is about the only track besides the opening number that delivers a proper riff and while you are still celebrating that fact, the a capella Godspeed will send you panicking for the stop button. What a steaming pile of cow shit this song is.

Most of this album can be filed under “WTF”, and the parts that aren’t are devoid of passion, energy and conviction. It’s such a laid back boring album and without having any great expectations, my hopes are completely shattered.
Awful record….and I never thought this would happen, but the music is even worse than the cover artwork!
 
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Wed
23
Nov

JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE Launch New Album January 27


Jack Russell's Great White represents the next phase of his legacy. On January 27, 2017 Frontiers Music Srl will lay the framework for this new phase with the release of 'He Saw it Comin''.
 
'For me this is so much more than a collection of songs, it is the culmination of a lifetime of living. It is about addictions , love, pain and many facets of the human condition. I tend to write autobiographically and on this album I dealt with topics I've never explored,' explains Russell of the new record.
 
Rather than look backwards and merely attempt to relive the multi-platinum hard rock entity's storied origins, Jack Russell set his sights on the future. In December 2011, Jack Russell's Great White first bared its teeth. Robby Lochner has been with Jack since it's inception, they soon welcomed back longtime bassist and friend Tony Montana'this time as a guitar player and keyboardist' they then added drummer Dicki Fliszar , then bassist Dan McNay. This group has a sharp, soaring, eclectic, hook laden new album ready, boasting the bluesy hard rock stomp that made Russell and Montana icons in the first place.
 
'It's a powerful band,' Russell proclaims. 'The music is dynamic and I've gone where I've never gone before. Lochner was a catalyst for moving forward. I wasn't sure how the writing would go at first but soon realized the chemistry is beyond words. He's my copilot and one of my best friends.'
This past year the musicians hit the studio to cut their official full-length debut. It taps into the bluesy bombast and heavy energy of Russell's celebrated material, but it's a distinctly modern metallic monster.
 
'We want the new material to blow people's ears back,' Russell goes on. 'It has the elements of the best of Great White, but there's diversity, vibe and an edge to it. It draws from our 60's and 70's roots in a more modern way.' Montana agrees, 'It's got the classic sound. The first element is Jack's voice. No other band sounds like this one, ever did or does now. When I was 17-years-old, I remember walking around the UCLA campus listening to the band's first EP. I was a fan before I ever joined the band. We're going to maintain that integrity moving forward.'
 
That integrity became forged over nearly thirty years. In 1984, the band broke out of the Los Angeles scene with its self-titled debut followed by seismic platinum-selling outings such as 1987's Once Bitten... and 1989's 'Twice Shy. Moving over 10 million copies worldwide, they stood out as tried-and-true rock stalwarts into the 21st century until 2011, when Russell went on to form Jack Russell's Great White.
 
Ultimately, the new music is for the millions of fans who stuck by Russell all these years. It's everything they've been waiting for and more.
 
'He Saw it Comin'' Track Listing:
1. Sign Of The Times
2. She Moves Me
3. Crazy
4. Love Don't Live Here
5. My Addiction
6. Anything For You
7. He Saw It Comin'
8. Don't Let Me Go
9. Spy Vs Spy
10. Blame It On The Night
11. Godspeed
 
Jack Russell's Great White Lineup:
 
Jack Russell (Vocals)
Tony Montana (Guitar, Keyboards)
Robby Lochner (Guitar)
Dan McNay (Bass)
Dicki Fliszar (Drums)
 
For More Info Visit:
https://www.facebook.com/JackRussellsGreatWhite/
http://www.jackrussellsgreatwhite.com
https://twitter.com/JacksGreatWhite
 
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Thu
21
Jul

Frontiers Music Announce The Signing of JACK RUSELL'S GREAT WHITE


Jack Russell's Great White represents the next phase of the iconic singer's Rock n' Roll legacy.

Since Jack Russell's Great White inception in 2011, the frontman welcomed back longtime bassist and friend Tony Montana this time as a guitar player and keyboardist lead guitarist Robby Lochner (Rob Halford), drummer Dicki Fliszar (Bruce Dickinson) and Dan McNay (Montrose) on bass. The new album on the horizon, which is Jack's 14th studio album, boasts the bluesy hard rock stomp that made Russell an icon in the first place.

"I want to say how happy and excited I am about my band," states Jack Russell regarding the recent signing with Frontiers for the new album. "I have so much respect for Serafino, Mario, Derek and their team and am so thankful to be working with them. The band and I are off the hook about the new material. You are going to love it!"

The GRAMMY's nominated Great White originally broke out of the Los Angeles scene in 1984 with its self-titled debut. The record was followed by the sophomore release 'Shot in The Dark' and then by seismic platinum-selling outings such as 1987's Once Bitten... and 1989's 'Twice Shy (which reached #9 on the Billboard Album chart). Moving over 8 million copies worldwide, they stood out as tried-and-true rock stalwarts into the 21st century until 2011, when Russell went on to form Jack Russell's Great White.

In 2014 JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE gave fans a taste of new music with the release of the single 'Hard Habit' which received rave reviews from fans clamoring for the 'classic' early sound of GREAT WHITE. Listen to 'Hard Habit' HERE: https://youtu.be/sZLGhYA8Pm4

Ultimately, the new music is for the millions of fans who stuck by Russell all these years. It's everything they've been waiting for and more. Russell leaves off, 'this is fun, first and foremost. I feel like I'm 27 again. I hope it sounds like Great White'but for 2016.'

Frontiers plans to release the new record in early 2017.

JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE is currently performing various concerts around the U.S., for all dates and details visit the band's website. Upcoming dates include:

July 20 - Stafford, TX
July 21 - Frisco, TX
July 22 - Beaumont, TX
July 23 - Leon, TX
Aug. 19 - Reno, NV
Sept. 29 - Hollywood, CA
Oct. 7 - Englewood, FL
Oct 8 - New Port Richey, FL
Oct. 29 - Joliet, IL

Connect with JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE:
- Official Website: www.JackRussellsGreatWhite.com
- Official Webstore: http://smarturl.it/JRGWstore
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/JackRussellsGreatWhite
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/JacksGreatWhite
- YouTube: https://youtu.be/sZLGhYA8Pm4

 
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Fri
20
May

One On One With Mitch Lafon - JACK RUSSELL


Joining Mitch on episode 222 of One On One With Mitch Lafon is singer Jack Russell from Jack Russell's Great White as well as Blues Hall Of Fame guitarist Joe Louis Walker.

LINK TO EPISODE: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-222-jack-russell-joe-lo

In the episode's first interview singer Jack Russell discusses his upcoming solo album The Gauntlet, his upcoming autobiography, his health, touring and much more.

Quotes from the Jack Russell interview:

The upcoming new album, The Gauntlet (time - 2.50): "It's a really powerful record. I've dumped every emotion I have into it."

On his former band (time - 7.23) : "I wish everybody would just do what we decided to do in court - split the name, go out and have fun, and make their own music. Not just sit there and dwell on what happened."

His upcoming book (time 17.13): "I'm just dumping everything in this book. There might be a couple of lawsuits. The book is about myself and what I've gotten up to."

For more about JACK RUSSELL visit:
Online: http://www.jackrussellsgreatwhite.com
TWITTER: @JacksGreatWhite
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jacksgwpiratespage
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3NVpki0HKLdlgv2KtwdnSz

In this episode's second interview guitarist Joe Louis talks about his latest album Everybody Wants A Piece, working with Jimi Hendrix, making money as a blues artist, being elected into the Blues Hall Of Fame and more

The Interview starts at the 25.14 minute mark.

For more about about Joe Louis Walker visit:
Online: http://www.joelouiswalker.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/joelouiswalker
Twitter: @bluesifyin
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5MPJKwuEzyWgfueKrogllD

 

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2015
 
Wed
04
Feb

JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE Releases New Single "Hard Habit"

 
JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE Releases New Single "Hard Habit"
 
New Music Coming This Summer
 
In December 2011, JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE first bared its teeth. Since its inception, the front man welcomed back longtime bassist and friend Tony Montana-this time as a guitar player and keyboardist-lead guitarist Robby Lochner, bassist Chris Tristam and drummer Dicki Fliszar.  Rather than look backwards and merely attempt to relive the multi-platinum hard rock entity's storied origins, JACK RUSSELL set his sights on the future. 
 
Today the band releases a new song in the style of the bluesy hard rock stomp that made RUSSELL a rock icon in the first place.    The song "Hard Habit" is taken from the band's forthcoming studio album The Gauntlet that is scheduled for release later this year. Today the band has released a lyric video for "Hard Habit," it is available for viewing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS5ASLkhUng
The song is also available for purchase as a digital single on iTunes and the song can be streamed via Spotify.
 
JACK RUSSELL on the new song, and the bands plans: "With the ever-changing climate of the music industry, we've decided that we will be releasing several digital singles throughout 2015.  'Hard Habit' is the first in a series of singles the band will put out this year.  Be on the lookout for our next single in the coming months!  We are really proud of this song and we plan on playing it live as well as some other new tunes and of course all the classic JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE songs you know and love.  See you on the road!"
 
In support of the album the band will be on the road non-stop in 2015.  The first announced dates are listed below.  More dates are being added daily, so be sure to keep up with http://www.jackrussellsgreatwhite.com as dates are added. 
 
JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE Live:
 
2/7: Corona, CA @ M15 Concert Bar and Grill
2/19: Turtle Lake, WI @ St Croix Casino
2/27: West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go-Go
2/28: Casa Grande, AZ @ Paul Mason Sports Complex
4/4: Bolingbrook, IL @ Tailgater's
4/9: Cheektowaga, NY @ Macaroon's Night Club
4/10: Jordan, NY @ Kegs Canalside
4/11: Halethorpe, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
4/12: Leesburg, VA @ Tallyho Theater
8/28: Mahomet, IL @ Downtown Mahomet
 
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