CD Review

THE JOHNNIE SQUIZZERCROW EXPERIMENT
GOS IS ON THE CASE
May 20, 2014 by Woodstock Punk Rock

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SO JOHNNIE SQUIZZERCROW IS BACK IS THIS GOING TO SEND ME TO THE BAR FOR A CELEBRATORY DRINK OR AM I GOING TO BE LEFT TEETOTAL?

Review

 

I love it some mornings when I get up to find goodies have been sent to the Punk rock Castle, and this was one that recently I found had been pushed under the drawbridge, having really enjoyed the last CD from these guys I was looking forward to this one, admittedly I did wonder if it was going to be more of the same or worse nothing like the last?
God is on the case
After a wonderful old-time introduction from a crazy French ringmaster the track begins with a familiar feel, haunting echoing guitar seers and twists, surrounded by a deep and dense bass pound and steady drumming, the female vocal echoes and swirls around your very soul, sultry and with a slight tinge of anger coated in  sweetness, steady paced as before but still making you want to break into movement, the tension builds, the smell of the Jack Daniels returns, as the smoke filled atmosphere engulfs you as the beat and rhythm ascend to a higher plane, and so does the vocal, right up to the voluptuous finish, as before you expect this sort of song to go on and on for hours ha-ha, but these guys know how it’s done, they keep it short and sweet and that really works.
And He killed a cyclist in Norwich
Bursts in almost as soon as the previous track ends, you could be forgiven for  mistakenly  thinking it was the previous song continuing for a moment, but a difference soon becomes apparent, with more angst and a slight raise in pace, this is more powerful, with much more vocally going on, it does hold my attention even more than the previous song, some great lines in here sung with a sweet smile and even a great little passionate Ow noise escaping her lips, showing the vocal enjoyment, a little grunt or two that are naughty but nice I welcomed into my ears, as the song opens up the vocal lines are echoed by a guitar lick, it works well for them and makes an appearance in most of the tracks, nice guitar work as usual throughout the song with some real feeling being squealed, bent and pushed out of the strings, as before I lose myself in the picture painted by the music before me and then just as your settling in, it ends.
From the first time I heard this band I have been a fan of the style and feel of their music, I am still yet to see them live as I want to know how and if this transfers to a stage, my other thought is what next? Will they just continue with this same formula or will they push the boundary a little further, wider, higher to a new level, but that’s for another day, for now I am just letting myself be engulfed by this once again, until next time, thanks again Johnnie Squizzercrow Experiment I am still a fan.
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