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

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Friday, January 27, 2017
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!

One On One With Mitch Lafon - JACK RUSSELL

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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



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

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
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. 
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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