• Guitar Legends JPT Scare Band Devastate BP with New Music Video, "Not My Fault"

    24 Jun 2010, 22:12 by ripplemusic

    After a hugely successful, 1 week debut on some of rock's finest websites, JPT Scare Band unleashes their darkly sarcastic attack on BP to the general public and the world. Reports are that the biting, inflammatory video was picked up by over 40 news outlets and websites, as anger over BP's mishandling of the Louisiana Gulf Crisis bubbles over the boiling point.

    Featuring the guitar wizardry of Terry Swopes, often hailed as "the most unheralded guitarist in rock" "Not My Fault" is a classic JPT Scare Band tune, written by drummer Jeff Littrell in the '70's but not recorded until 2004. The ironic, almost cheery nature of the song plays in direct contrast to the destruction that BP has left in it's wake.

    If you like the video, stay tuned to the very end, as the original 911 call BP made to the Louisiana Police demonstrates their epic downplaying of the situation.

    And if you enjoy the video, please pass it on to your friends. …
  • Another Round of D.I.Y. Madness - Music from the World's Basements

    8 Apr 2009, 20:02 by ripplemusic

    Time once again, oh fearless waveriders, for another installment of one of our favorite columns, The D.I.Y. Ethic, our ode to all the multipulously talented folk out there that divide their time between the day job and the basement studio. (and in case you're wondering, yes, I did just make up that word, but it certainly seems to fit). And have we got an assortment for you today. That's one of the things that thrills us the most about the D.I.Y. musician-- there is no end to the limits of their muse. It seems that often the thought of the D.I.Y musician is some musical geek sitting alone in his bedroom tapping keys on an ibook, or some version of forever noncommercial indy rock. Let us be the first to tell you, that's not the case. Heavy metal, alt-rock, classic psychedelic stonerfied blues, it's all here. Coming straight from the basement, no record labels needed, we got us some D.I.Y. madness.
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  • Poobah "Steamroller"

    28 Dec 2005, 18:54 by frond

    Poobah "Steamroller"
    Based on AshRaTom's review that I read the other day, I had high hopes for this one, as I've found the 70s indie hard rock scene in the US to be pretty interesting. But unfortunately, this one's just an average effort, and I have to wonder what exactly Tom saw on this album to justify his 12... Anyway, it IS a solid hard rock album, but the musicianship is lacking, as well as the "fire" needed for this kind of music. Unlike, say, Winterhawk, these guys can't play that well, and they can't produce that sense of urgency necessary. Oh, and the Zep cover is pretty bad... Gave it a 9.