Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Jackonuts first and last full-length album goes right for the juggular, and doesn't let up for just under 30 minutes, dragging you on a wild ride through some of the most original, exciting, twisted, off- kilter rock music... more »
Jackonuts first and last full-length album goes right for the juggular, and doesn't let up for just under 30 minutes, dragging you on a wild ride through some of the most original, exciting, twisted, off- kilter rock music of the 1990's. Fronted by ex-Bar-B-Q Killers' Laura Carter, like Patti Smith and iggy Pop in the same pair of pants- Jackonuts have the rhytmic aptitude of The Birthday Party or Scratch Acid and the gorgeous melodic sense of Sonic Youth or Come. Half recorded by Steve Albini and half by David Barbe (of Sugar), this record has ass-kicking sound to boot.
An overlooked gem
Daniel Brockman | Boston, MA | 03/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Jack'O'Nuts, on the surface, appear to be not unlike countless early 90's atonal indie bands with Albini ties. However, I really feel that On You was a milestone in 90's guitar rock. The singing of Laura Carter is a bizarre beat poetry, not unlike the mannerisms of Jesus Lizard David Yow. Her interaction with the band is explosive, this is confrontation guitar rock at it's finest and most confusing. For all the grating and shredding produced byt he friction of the players, there is a grace and beauty that is shambling and awe-inspiring; by the last track, "Starbane", you the listener are reduced to a puddle on the floor. Even today this remains an album I listen to constantly and will always continue to derive pleasure from. If you like this one, be sure to scour the earth for their early singles, all are real finds if you search the cut-out bins."