Here Lies The Body Of Jaks
(1993-1995, Three One G) USA, Portland (?)
Jaks is not very well-known and it’s not fair.
“Here Lies The Body Of Jaks” is a compilation of their album and some 7″ mixed by the great Steve Albini.
Jaks is hard to define, but you could compare it to recents The Plot To Blow Eiffel Power or Antioch Arrow.
You’ll find this very powerful and noisy rock with the terrific vocal performance of Katrina Ford (like at 1:30 in Damn Bloodsuckers).
The bass guitar is placed in front in the mix and the riffs are really well done : I love the guitar+bass part at 1:17 in Del Chimney’s.
The drum riff (+cowbell) is really groovy in Spider and Bombpop and its guitar’s harmonics.
Coup de Coeur to Fidgecake Pismire and its finale.
COUP DE COEUR : MY TOP 5
|1. Damn Bloodsuckers|
|2. Del Chimney’s|
|5. Fidgecake Pismire|