Jonesy

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

Jonesy - No Alternative No Alternative
Psych Used - LP DNLS 3042 Dawn
Rare 1972 Purple Label Gatefold Original. “No Alternative Was Jonesy's Debut Album, And Its Title Track Best Summed Up Their Aspirations Of Fusing Improvisational Jazz To Prog Rock With Barely A Thought To Commercial Consequences. A Muscular Piece With A Tough Political Message, It Spills Back And Forth Between Prog And Jazz Over A Stop-Start Rhythm. Equally Socially Conscious Is "Pollution," An Epic Track That Showcased The Band At Its Best. It Begins With Quiet, Moody Organ And Mellotron Pooling Around The Heavy Lyrics, Then Builds In Intensity Until Suddenly The Band Breaks Into Bright, Racing Prog Rock. There's A Chime To The Guitar Foreshadowing U2, While Jazz Bassist David Paull Sets The Stage For The Later Success Of New Order As He Takes The Lead During The Second Half Of The Number, Occasionally Joined By John Evan Jones Surfy Guitar. Equally Notable Was The Band's Use Of Mellotron, Which Adds Evocative And Exotic Shadings To Many Of Their Tracks.” – Jo-Anne Green, AMG... more details
 
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Pop Used - LP DNLS 3055 Dawn
1973 UK Gatefold Original. Hint Of Ring Wear At Top Of Cover. LP Looks Unplayed. ... more details
 
Jonesy - Keeping Up Keeping Up
Psych Used - LP DNLS 3048 Dawn
Stunning 1973 UK Purple Label Original Housed In A Laminated Jacket. A1/B1 Stampers. “Rhythm Team David Paull And Jim Payne Left Jonesy After The Release Of The Band's Debut No Alternative. In Their Stead Came Gypsy Jones And Plug Thomas, Along With Trumpeter/Woodwind Player Alan Bown And String Arranger Ray Russell Upending Their Previous Sound. "Masquerade," Which Opened Their Sophomore Keeping Up Set, Immediately Introduced The New Crew Across A Dizzying Array Of Genres. Shades Of New Romantics To Come Haunt The Early Passages, But Then The Song Rounds On Funk, Delves Deep Into Moody Waters, Pooling Around Woodwind And Trumpet Solos Whipped To A Froth By The Lush Strings While Operatic Vocals Soar Overhead. The New Players Weren't The Only Changes To Be Heard Within; Guitarist John Evan Jones Had Recently Discovered The Delight Of The Wah-Wah Pedal, And Showcases It Across Many Of The Tracks. It Predominates On Sections Of "Questions And Answers," A Number Encompassing Jazz, Funk, And Beatles Flavored Psychedelia Along The Way, As Well As A Military Tattoo And A Rollicking R&B Piano. But These Kinds Of Crossovers Were Second Nature To Jonesy, With The Epic "Children" Even Throwing Baroque Organ And Stax-Styled Horns Into The Mix. Not All The Numbers Were Adventures In Genre Busting: Introspective Pieces Like The Short "Duet," The Lavish "Preview," And The Unimaginatively Titled But Rich And Emotive "Song" All Picked A Style And Stuck With It. While Jonesy's Previous Album Was Adventurous, Keeping Up Was Even More So, For What The Band Lost In Jazzy Overtones They Here Gained In New Instrumentation And Effects. With Hard Hitting Lyrics And Themes. The Fast Maturing Jonesy Were Here Reaching Their Peak.” Jo-Ann Greene, AMG.... more details
 

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