JIM JONES & THE RIGHTEOUS MIND
With the debris barely settled following the release of their critically acclaimed explosive second album, ‘CollectiV’, and near sold-out spring UK and European tour, testifying rockers Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind have announced details of brand new, limited edition 7” coloured vinyl single, ‘Get Down Get With It’. It will be supported by 11 UK gigs in September and October.
Made famous by Little Richard and Slade, ‘Get Down Get With It’, will be limited to just 1000 copies. Released by Ma§onic Records via Cargo on 20 September on pink vinyl and backed with a reading of Link Wray’s ‘Ace Of Spades’, it will be on sale at tour venues, and independent record stores.
Pushing the VU meters well into the red, ‘Get Down Get With It’ is arguably the noisiest and rawest record that Jim Jones has recorded over an illustrious career that has seen him front the legendary bands Thee Hypnotics, Black Moses and The Jim Jones Revue. What is beyond debate is that it’s a glorious call to arms guaranteed to get your ass off your seat and your feet on the floor.
Speaking of the new single, Jim Jones says: “’Get Down Get With It’ became the rallying cry for the ‘CollectiV’ tour, so it made sense to go back into the studio, turn everything up to 11 and totally rip it up.”
He continues: “Liars and charlatans have got the world tearing itself apart right now, when really, we should be coming together. Even if it’s just for a few minutes, this absolutely does that and lives up to its name.”
Often found in the thick of the action, Jim Jones has worked his mojo through memorable performances on Later with Jools Holland and Late Night with David Letterman, as well recording radio sessions for the likes of the BBC’s late, great John Peel, and Marc Riley. A seasoned veteran of the road, he’s shared bills with The Stooges, Jack White, The Cult, The Cramps and Grinderman and many more. And he’s also spread the gospel of rock’n’roll with his own shows on 6 Music and Boogaloo Radio.
A rock’n’roll singer and guitarist of rare distinction, Jim Jones is a raconteur with one hell of a story to tell. You should hear it.
“Jim Jones’ groove is fully maintained in gale force determination, resolution and incision” Mojo
‘CollectiV’’s variety never slows the album’s constant state of attack. If anything it increases the impact of the singer’s jowl-shaking, balls-out commitment” Classic Rock
“Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind rise with renewed vigour on this explosive second LP… Jones has rarely sounded better” Record Collector
“This band pulls from all corners of rock n’ roll’s chequered history, building on a trashy garage chassis with elements of swamp rock, gospel, blues, country, psychedelic pop and gothic post-punk all contributing to the ‘CollectiV stew” The Quietus
“Thank f*ck for Jim Jones: 9/10 for an album of perfect rock’n’roll from foot-to-the-pedal raw rushes to dark introspective ballads distilled to perfection” Louder Than War
“This album is a must” Vive Le Rock
“A dense, dark and dangerous album” Shindig!
“Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind dish out fistfuls of dirty rock’n’roll with a side order of voodoo and psych” Uncut
“Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind ramps up the raunch with whisky-soured hellaciousness to spare” Classic Rock
“With his latest incarnation a hefty dose of voodoo has been stirred into the pot of Jones’ own particular sonic gumbo, and it’s a heady brew” The Arts Desk
“Channelling the moody atmospherics of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds… ramps up the raunch with whisky-soured hellaciousness to spare” Classic Rock
“Jim Jones is clearly in the business of thwarting expectations; no bad thing when the group are as good as this… it’s controlled chaos and The Righteous Mind deliver on all levels tonight” Louder Than War
“Banshee-howl of genius” R2
“Volume and sheer sonic attack. Superstition, catharsis, darkness, dynamics, the ghosts of music past and pointers to a new future” Shindig
A scuzzed fuzzed blues three piece from Manchester. Latest EP Funbox out now on Abattoir Blues Record. New LP “Sermons” out now.
“It was one incendiary set that made me want to witness the whole thing all over again – what a band!!” The Sound
“It is a frenetic, intense and vibrant display of dirty, gritty blues” Manchester Music
“You can hear the influence of the Birthday Party in the howls and distortion, the pounding beat, the filthy riffs, but the key element here is the sleazier stain of The Cramps…soiled and simple blues – very nice indeed!” Vibrations
“The church of Bones Shake is a fine place to worship” Manchester Rocks