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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Born out of boogie rock, Spirit leader Jay Ferguson and bassist Mark Andes had split the group, and a double shot of testosterone, Jo Jo Gunne are best remembered for their urgent hit "Run Run Run" and their third effort's politically incorrect album cover you could tastefully call that woman "Rubenesque" if it wasn't for the pig pictured with her. Still, they deserve to be more than a footnote in American rock, and while this two-disc round-up of their four original albums that's everything but the reunion, re-recording, and totally fan club worthy Big Chain from 2005 proves the group weren't strong enough to keep up with that hectic, early-'70s release schedule all of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Born out of boogie rock, Spirit leader Jay Ferguson and bassist Mark Andes had split the group, and a double shot of testosterone, Jo Jo Gunne are best remembered for their urgent hit "Run Run Run" and their third effort's politically incorrect album cover you could tastefully call that woman "Rubenesque" if it wasn't for the pig pictured with her. Still, they deserve to be more than a footnote in American rock, and while this two-disc round-up of their four original albums that's everything but the reunion, re-recording, and totally fan club worthy Big Chain from 2005 proves the group weren't strong enough to keep up with that hectic, early-'70s release schedule all of this is from 1972 - 1974 there's plenty of fun to be had. Greasy, early Doobie Brothers-like fun on one hand tight harmonies, solid, showy musicianship, and boogie all the way and naughty, macho, brash, and bolder-than-you're-used-to fun on the other "Shake That Fat," "High School Drool," "S&M Blvd," and "Big Busted Bombshell from Bermuda" are all as nasty as they want to be, but are like the Hudson Brothers in their cheeky, vaudeville-esque delivery. Their debut album was rich, their sophomore release was looser for the better and the worse, and while their third effort lacked strong songwriting, their fourth and final was a serious step in the right direction, right before Ferguson moved on to a solo career with the hit "Thunder Island." Dotted amongst it all are some forgotten gems, so check out the boogie reggae woman named "Babylon," the prog rock epic titled "Rhoda," and the squawky, Talkbox rocker "She Said Alright," which sounds like Peter Frampton flying high on Cialis. A welcome set for fans of the band and addicts of the era, plus no matter how cool you spray-paint it, you ain't gonna get the "old lady" to "check out" the van without this one.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/6/2012
  • Label: Edsel Records Uk
  • UPC: 740155211431
  • Catalog Number: 5521143
  • Sales rank: 35,709

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Run Run Run (2:36)
  2. 2 Shake That Fat (3:47)
  3. 3 Babylon (4:04)
  4. 4 I Make Love (2:58)
  5. 5 Barstow Blue Eyes (3:19)
  6. 6 99 Days (3:23)
  7. 7 Academy Award (5:00)
  8. 8 Take It Easy (4:48)
  9. 9 Flying Home (3:15)
  10. 10 Ready Freddy (4:02)
  11. 11 Roll Over Me (3:28)
  12. 12 60 Minutes To Go (4:22)
  13. 13 Rock Around the Symbol (2:23)
  14. 14 Broken Down Man (3:47)
  15. 15 Special Situations (4:46)
  16. 16 Take Me Down Easy (5:23)
  17. 17 Wait a Lifetime (3:28)
  18. 18 Rhoda (4:46)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I Wanna Love You (3:52)
  2. 2 To the Island (3:48)
  3. 3 Red Meat (3:27)
  4. 4 Getaway (3:31)
  5. 5 Before You Get Your Breakfast (4:12)
  6. 6 At the Spa (2:54)
  7. 7 Monkey Music (3:24)
  8. 8 Couldn't Love You Better (2:59)
  9. 9 High School Drool (3:34)
  10. 10 Neon City (2:38)
  11. 11 Turn the Boy Loose (4:29)
  12. 12 Where Is the Show? (3:51)
  13. 13 I'm Your Shoe (4:17)
  14. 14 Single Man (4:28)
  15. 15 She Said Alright (4:40)
  16. 16 S&M Blvd. (3:55)
  17. 17 Falling Angel (3:25)
  18. 18 Big Busted Bombshell From Bermuda (2:50)
  19. 19 Into My Life (3:19)
  20. 20 Around the World (4:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jo Jo Gunne Primary Artist
Jay Ferguson Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Steel Drums, Group Member
Mark Andes Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Matt Andes Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Jimmie Randall Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Curly Smith Percussion, Drums, Harp, Vocals, Group Member
John Staehely Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Jay Ferguson Composer
Matt Andes Composer
Allan Blazek Engineer
Henry Diltz Inside Photo
Tom Dowd Remixing
Bob Edwards Engineer
Jo Jo Gunne Composer, Producer
Chris Hinshaw Engineer
Alan Robinson Liner Notes
John Stronach Producer, Engineer
Bill Szymczyk Producer, Engineer
Art Linson Director, Direction
Tom Wilkes Cover Photo
Jimmy Wachtel Illustrations
Barry Feinstein Cover Photo
Amanda Flick Artwork
Tony Hodsoll Packaging
Danny Tucker Director, Direction
Phil Kinrade Mastering
Warren Archer Photo Courtesy
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