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THE JET 65 – Bloody Knuckle Blues

| 23 June 2013 | Reply

Self released
April 2013
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar

The Jet 65 - Bloody Knuckle Blues CD

Originally published in X-Press Magazine’s 19th June issue.

Bloody Knuckle Blues, recorded at Alabama’s legendary Muscle Shoals studio, will take you for a ride down to the swamp with a jug of moonshine at your feet and the blues in your heart.

Guitarist/songwriter Paul M brings a unique edge to the Southern rock ouvre, with riffs that are as meaty as a buffalo rib eye, married to some beautiful acoustic picking and searing solos, always tapping into the soul on a primal, emotional level.

It’s visceral stuff, hitting you deep in the gut and engaging immediately, ably backed up by the understatedly fluid drumming of D J Riddick and rough n’ raw vocals of Shawn Jaxx.



From the moving My Cup Is Empty and the slow incendiary blues of Ride On, through to the southern grunge riff of Wild Mary and shards-of-light soloing on No Peace Down In The Valley, The Jet 65 take all the energy and fire of Lynyrd Skynyrd and marry it to some dark old blues and a Man In Black loner aesthetic.

If there’s a weak spot, it’s that at six songs, there’s not a lot of room for diversity and stretching out, but the classy southern blues rock of Bloody Knuckle Blues is a welcome opening salvo from a potentially great band.

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