Italy - Full Moon 41 - 02/19/00
J.L. come from Sassuolo. Its frontman, not by chance, is Giancarlo Frigieri,
ex-drummer in Julie's Haircut, another great noise-rock'n'roll band from
this small place crowded by sonic-minds and blade guitars!
They play a particular dusty rock, I can imagine them playing a small stage
in a downtown Seattle bar. Their sound is sometimes driven by powerful riffs,
sometimes by simple but viciously repetitive chords. Truly I prefer their slow
songs, such as Truck or Everything went up in smoke, where the
deep guitar flangers remembers me unforgettable dark atmospheres, or El Rancho:
acoustic guitars and a sick and suffering voice that sings: "Slow is your natural beat,
turn out the lights, just stay relaxed, stand-by" - great!
Lyrics are written in English only. Perhaps in future works they could look for a
high qualified alternative&underground production, to clean some roughness, but letting
amps driving always to max power, they will record another CD "tobeplayedatmaximumvolume"
as I read in the booklet in front of me.
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