The Jim Jones Revue will release their eagerly anticipated third studio album The Savage Heart through Play It Again Sam/Punk Rock Blues Records on 15th October.
Produced by Jim Sclavunos (of Grinderman / Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds), The Savage Heart’s nine tracks were recorded at The Chapel (Lincolnshire) and West Heath Yard (Edwyn Collins’ London studio) in May 2012.
Their most exhilarating work to date, The Savage Heart expands the sonic remit of The Jim Jones Revue beyond theirrenowned brand of manic rock ’n’ roll to explore a virtual “heart of darkness” of new musical territory in the form of tribal stomps, field hollers, a capella rave-ups -- even a fuzzed-outfeedback-laden doo-wop ballad!
The Savage Heart swaggers with all the balls-out rocking of its predecessors, but offers too an expansive vision of the band, with a wider palette of sounds and even socially conscious lyrics. “While the group look back into the roots of rock n’ roll, we’ve never gone backwards in what we do,” says Jim Jones. “It’s always about pushing things forward for us.”
Contributing mightily to the vigorous sound captured on The Savage Heart is new member Henri Herbert on keyboards. Henri, who joined just last year, has diversified the band’s keyboard vocabulary, drawing not just on the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard but Otis Spann, Pete Johnson and Albert Ammons as well.
“He’s the Professor of Piano,” affirms Rupert. “His wealth of knowledge is astounding. He’s really re-shaped our approach.”
The Savage Heart Track Listing:
It’s Gotta Be About Me
Never let You Go
7 Times Around The Sun
Where Da Money Go?
In and Out of Harm’s Way
Eagle Eye Ball
Midnight Oceans & The Savage Heart