Jamul - same (1970, US, bluesydirtyhardrock, Lizard vinyl rip, flac, cue, log, artwork)


*** Reviewed by great fellow Adamus67 ***
Jamul is a group of Heavy Psych U.S.. with a slight tinge blues,a bit like a work of Steppenwolf. A group of San Diego Jamul formerly known as The City Funk Band. Jamul (pronounced "Ha-Mool") is a town in eastern San Diego County. Armstrong was formerly a member of The Misfits, Desnoyers with Joel Scott Hill in The Friendly Grin, and with Williams And The Puzzle Voxmen. The Jamul City Funk Band was a trio until a few months before this recording, when Williams came aboard. This gave the band a distinct advantage of three vocalists trade off individual tracks. The album Jamul has much to recommend it, especially for fans of Hard Rock. Released in February 1970 on the small Lizard label, the sole album of this forgotten US band contained some brilliant, heavy rock music with some blues influences dominated by loud guitars, dirty vocals and a pounding rhythm section. Of the eleven tracks that make up this album, eight were originals and three were great cover, including a brutal rendition of 'Tobacco Road' and a very heavy version of 'Jumpin' Jack Flash'. This exceptionally well-produced record has much to recommend it, particularly to fans of Frantic, Steppenwolf, Euclid and Yesterday's Children. In late 1971 the reformed line-up recorded the second album, which remains unreleased.
Thank you so much Adam for that effort  
gigic2255

Killer late '60s US heavy hippy rock album issued in 1970 with a down-and-wasted vibe. Great guitar throughout with a superb version of "Tobacco Road", plus loads of originals. The band were involved with Steppenwolf's management and the sound is similar to the early years of that band as well as other heavy acid rock bands such as Yesterday's Children and Frantic. Great album and worth checking out. (~Freak Emporium) The album, though being issued on the small Lizard label, may be not so obscure, but the band surely is. Named after a small town somewhere out in the back country near San Diego, there is almost no information available on this outfit. They are: Steve Williams, Bob Desnoyers, Ron Armstrong and John Fergus. Their music is mostly heavy blues rock with extremely powerful vocals. Best songs are "Tobacco Road" with a strong guitar solo and thundering blues harp, "Ramblin Man" (not the Allman Brothers' song) and the apocalyptic "Valley Thunder". Their cover of the Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash' is a bit lame, although it has a good progressive Guitar solo. There are 2 or 3 other songs, that seem to be mere fillers. But still - this is better than some of the 100-dollar-records you see for sale. - Originally came with a set of stamps depicting the musicians. (via seifke @ rate your music.com) Dirty, hairy rockers whose music is every bit as grungy as the album cover would lead you to believe. Gravel-voiced no-nonsense singing and dirty-sounding rhythm guitars add to the appeal. They do cover three well-known songs here, but change them around (different tempos, rhythms, etc.) The best songs are the upbeat originals, but all of it is good. This is in many ways what a hard rock album should be — honest, rough and slightly pissed off. (via Acid Archives)
source (~crotchbat)

Jamul - Tobacco Road [1970 Hard Blues / Rural Rock US]

Tracks:
side one:
A1. Tobacco Road
A2. Long Tall Sally
A3. Sunrise Over Jamul
A4. Movin' To The Country
A5. Hold The Line
A6. Jumpin' Jack Flash
side two:
B1. All You Have Left Is Me
B2. Nickel Thimble
B3. I Can`t Complain
B4. Ramblin` Man
B5. Valley Thunder

Jamul:
Ron Armstrong - drums, vocals
John Fergus - bass, vocals
Steve Williams - harp, vocals
Bob Desnoyers - guitar, vocals

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  1. Jamul is a group of Heavy Psych U.S.. with a slight tinge blues,a bit like a work of Steppenwolf.
    A group of San Diego Jamul formerly known as The City Funk Band. Jamul (pronounced "Ha-Mool") is a town in eastern San Diego County.
    Armstrong was formerly a member of The Misfits, Desnoyers with Joel Scott Hill in The Friendly Grin, and with Williams And The Puzzle Voxmen. The Jamul City Funk Band was a trio until a few months before this recording, when Williams came aboard. This gave the band a distinct advantage of three vocalists trade off individual tracks.

    The album Jamul has much to recommend it, especially for fans of Hard Rock. Released in February 1970 on the small Lizard label, the sole album of this forgotten US band contained some brilliant, heavy rock music with some blues influences dominated by loud guitars, dirty vocals and a pounding rhythm section. Of the eleven tracks that make up this album, eight were originals and three were great cover, including a brutal rendition of 'Tobacco Road' and a very heavy version of 'Jumpin' Jack Flash'. This exceptionally well-produced record has much to recommend it, particularly to fans of Frantic, Steppenwolf, Euclid and Yesterday's Children. In late 1971 the reformed line-up recorded the second album, which remains unreleased.

    Gigic my friend many thanks for sharing

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  2. I have purchased this album in the 80's, with another album in the same label, Frantic "Conception". Both are great, but my question is: why this two gems now in the hands of major record companies have never been officialy reissued. These essential records are part of the American cultural heritage, it is a shame, that they are now almost forgotten.
    for those who don't know, go for it !!!

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  3. A million thanks for this man.

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  4. Muito obrigado pela postagem. Não conhecia esta banda. Irei pesquisá-la mais.

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