Posted in music | pictures on September 12, 2011

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Jim Jones Revue

Dan Coxon: The new album sounds like the perfect soundtrack to a barroom brawl, preferably filmed by Quentin Tarantino. Do you have to work hard at getting that kind of intensity on the record, or does it simply come naturally?

Jim Jones: Most music doesn't mean anything until you invest some intensity into it - so that is a given. But the real trick is to try and get that intensity but also the keep the maximum degree of swing in there at the same time!

DC: Twelve bar blues feels like something of a forgotten format, maybe due to the likes of Status Quo degrading it in the Eighties. What drew you back to it?

JJ: It's true, it's a pretty fine line you have to tread to avoid falling into the same old cliches... but if you come at it from the right angle, you can find that the form still has some wiggle room. When you hear early Little Richard recordings they still sound vital... It's not the form, it's the presentation.

The Jim Jones Revue and Kid Congo Powers brought their intensity to Brooklyn on Saturday night (9/10) for a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Des Roar. Pictures are in this post. If you missed it, their ongoing tour comes back to the NYC-area on 9/18 at Maxwell's. More pictures from Brooklyn below...

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Kid Congo Powers + Pink Monkey Birds

Kid Congo Powers + Pink Monkey Birds

Kid Congo Powers + Pink Monkey Birds

Kid Congo Powers + Pink Monkey Birds

Kid Congo Powers + Pink Monkey Birds

Kid Congo Powers + Pink Monkey Birds

Kid Congo Powers + Pink Monkey Birds

Kid Congo Powers + Pink Monkey Birds

Kid Congo Powers + Pink Monkey Birds

Kid Congo Powers + Pink Monkey Birds

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Comments (8)

dear dan deacon,

i know you're more well-trained in music than this so i'm a little disappointed at your "quentin tarantino" reference. i mean, really? he's the one who ripped off their music to place in his films. they were making music like this well before his films. go listen to the cramps. go listen to the birthday party. go listen to suicide.

do your damn homework and stop spending your time buying funny colored frames for your glasses and thinking of ways to get brooklyn kids to do dumb dances.

geez.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 6:50 PM

Wonderful show and bloody amazing photos!!!

Posted by Jade | September 12, 2011 7:02 PM

That interview isn't by Dan Deacon.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 7:34 PM

this band is so cheesy

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2011 1:13 AM

It was authentic when it was The Birthday Party now this is just as said above rather cheesy.

Theres some Chrome Cranks in there too and that wasnt too great for long either. One guy above has a ridiculous full leather outfit on.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2011 2:35 AM

Jim Jones Revue had a lot of energy but I think the comparisons I read to the MC5 and the Stooges kind of miss the mark. The only similarity was in the full on raging of it, but nowhere near as twisted, and thus not really as powerful.
Almost seemed like a glorified bar band that turned it up loud to compensate for the generic nature of it.

Kid Congo on the other hand is a true original, and in my opinion stole the show.

Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2011 10:42 AM

Big fan of jim jones.

Posted by Jake | February 10, 2014 6:33 PM

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