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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Dan R, Sep 15, 2017.
Jay Ferguson's band after he left Spirit. Pretty rockin' band .
The only song from them I could name is Run Run Run. Listening to Shake now. I like it. But then again I'm in the right age demographic to appreciate it
I saw a video of them playing Run Run Run. That ascending lick before the lead part was played using the microphone stand for a slide. Pretty cool. I remember thinking if I tried that I would probably break at least two strings.
Did they have another radio hit, or was it one and done.
I never knew much about JJG but at least one member of that lineupended up in Austin with a band called Dead Pyrates Society.
Sort of internet friends of mine.
A lot of their stuff sounds like all the stuff the classic Stones never did.
The Eyes Of Texas is a particular favorite. Two versions: one guitar instrumental, one Stones-esgue.
No real affiliation btw.
Loved both incarnations of Jo Jo Gunne.
The first, with the Andes brothers, and the later John Staehely era.
Great, tight band.
I bought a guitar from John when I was in high school, circa 1974.
He played in lots of great local bands (Shepherds Bush?), and Spirit.
Cadillac Cowboys was the radio hit John and his brother Al played on when they were in Spirit.
John also played on one of Keith Moon's solo records.
Only recall Run from the radio.
Band named after a Chuck Berry song.
One of the first bands to be signed to the Asylum label. The cover of their second album, some say,
wasn't the brightest move in the history of RnR...
You sure it wasn't the third album cover? Here's a link, I'm not going to put it directly in this thread
I think Jay went off on his own later and had a hit with "Thunder Island" as well.
I'm a pretty open-minded guy, but SHEESH!!!......That album cover...(Jumpin')....is...just....wrong..............willhowl
Jeez, I haven't thought of these guys in forever, thanks for jogging my memory.
Saw them do an opener for Jethro Tull (or was it Jefferson Airplane?) in the way back machine at the Assembly Hall in Champaign/Urbana, Illinois. Man, they were great live! They could hold their own with anybody.
I stand corrected.
I saw the original JJG they were quite good. That is all that I remember.
I really liked their first album. It still had a kind of Spirit flavor to it. But from the second album on, their sound changed and they became just another average rock band, IMO. I lost interest in them after that.
I just bought a CD of theirs two weeks ago. Volume 2 of an Anthology type compilation.
My favorite song is Around the World. Love the bass lines in it.
Though the "new guys" we're homies, I gotta agree.
The Andes brothers (Mark and Matthew) had the mojo.
I actually got to jam with them at a little venue in extreme south Austin "Giddy Ups", about 12 years ago.
They were there playing with my friend Rand McCullough.
It was fun, they still "got it", and I'll never forget!
I played that first album a million times in the early '70s. I really liked the band and the songs. As noted, the song quality slipped a bit on later records.
Always loved RUN, since way back in the day. Great song.