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Jo Jo Gunne

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Dan R, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. Dan R

    Dan R Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Charleston, SC

    Jay Ferguson's band after he left Spirit. Pretty rockin' band .
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2017
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  2. stratoman1

    stratoman1 Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 12, 2016
    Virginia Beach, Va
    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
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  3. Allen Peterson

    Allen Peterson Tele-Meister

    Sep 15, 2016
    Katy, Texas
    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.

  4. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Jun 4, 2005
    Williamsville NY
    Did they have another radio hit, or was it one and done.

  5. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    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.
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  6. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    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.
    Hometown heroes!
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  7. jaimed

    jaimed Poster Extraordinaire

    Only recall Run from the radio.

    Band named after a Chuck Berry song.


  8. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 18, 2009
    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... :cool:

    Great band!
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  9. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Tele-Meister

    Mar 5, 2017
    West Virginia
    You sure it wasn't the third album cover? Here's a link, I'm not going to put it directly in this thread

  10. KyAnne

    KyAnne Tele-Afflicted

    I think Jay went off on his own later and had a hit with "Thunder Island" as well.
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  11. willhowl

    willhowl Tele-Meister

    Apr 17, 2011
    Houston Texas
    I'm a pretty open-minded guy, but SHEESH!!!......That album cover...(Jumpin')

  12. Rythameen

    Rythameen Tele-Meister

    Jun 24, 2017
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Jeez, I haven't thought of these guys in forever, thanks for jogging my memory.

  13. thegeezer

    thegeezer Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

    Jul 5, 2010
    West Michigan
    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.

  14. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 18, 2009
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  15. Jim W

    Jim W Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    I saw the original JJG they were quite good. That is all that I remember.

  16. memorex

    memorex Friend of Leo's

    Jan 14, 2015
    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.

  17. Wyzsard

    Wyzsard Friend of Leo's

    Jun 22, 2009
    Falls City
    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.

  18. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    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!

  19. bowman

    bowman Friend of Leo's

    Sep 15, 2006
    Framingham, MA
    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.
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  20. jtees4

    jtees4 Tele-Holic

    Jun 13, 2010
    selden, ny
    Always loved RUN, since way back in the day. Great song.
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