We're in Love with the World of Janie Jones

We're in Love with the World of Janie Jones

by Janie Jones
     
 

It's quite a feat to manufacture a 22-song compilation from Jones' slim legacy. RPM has managed the impossible on this disc, which has both sides of all five of her 1965-70 singles, as well as the 1983 "House of the Ju-Ju Queen"/"Sex Machine" single she recorded with the Clash (as Janie Jones and the Lash) and a bunch of demos, outtakes and alternates, most from the…  See more details below

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It's quite a feat to manufacture a 22-song compilation from Jones' slim legacy. RPM has managed the impossible on this disc, which has both sides of all five of her 1965-70 singles, as well as the 1983 "House of the Ju-Ju Queen"/"Sex Machine" single she recorded with the Clash (as Janie Jones and the Lash) and a bunch of demos, outtakes and alternates, most from the '60s. Even if you're in this for the laugh -- certainly no one could make grand claims for the music -- this is really stretching things past reasonable limits. The "Witches Brew" hit and mod music-hall comic items like "Tickle Me Tootsie Wootsies" and "Gunning for You" aren't all that amusing, and when Jones ditched saucy comedy for pure pop, well, let's just say that Jackie DeShannon does an infinitely better job with Jimmy Webb's "Girl's Song." Incredibly Strange Music fans will get a kick out of this; otherwise, the market is restricted to Clash completists, who will need this for the Janie Jones and the Lash single, as well as the lo-fi Joe Strummer demo of "House of the Ju-Ju Queen" that's also included.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/17/2000
Label:
Rpm Records Uk
UPC:
5022911311773
catalogNumber:
177

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Tracks

  1. Witch in White
  2. Witches Brew
  3. Gunning for You
  4. Go Go Away from Me
  5. Tickle Me Tootsie Wootsies
  6. High & Dry
  7. Hammer Toes
  8. The Time Has Come to Choose
  9. Psycho
  10. Back on My Feet Again
  11. Cross on the Wall in Nashville
  12. Charlie Smith
  13. Nobody's Perfect
  14. The Girl's Song
  15. I've Never Met a Boy Like You
  16. Easy to Remember
  17. Take-A My Tip
  18. House of the Ju Ju Queen
  19. The House of the Ju Ju Queen
  20. Sex Machine
  21. Letter to Joe
  22. Witches Brew

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