coming in August 2015

 

John Mack - Four Track Sessions
Songs and Guitars

18 tracks from long lost songwriter, singer/guitar player from the late 80s-90s, produced by Jefe aka Johnny Chiba, who doubles on slide/lead guitars.

John Mack's prowess is comparable to Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd, as a quirky, thought-provoking, politically-incorrect songwriter, exemplified by lyrical licks and twists on songs such as "I'm Nigger", "The Decorate", and "Try Living Inside of The Brain".

As a self-taught guitarist, Mack's sound is unique and discretionary, from warbled leads to distortion-inflected diatribes, forging a dual-guitar sound on many songs with el Jéfe, the master of noise slide.

Only available on bandcamp as a $5 download, 18 songs are guaranteed to keep you afloat in songs and guitars for hours on end.

I'm Nigger
(lyrics/music: John Mack
lead/slide guitars: Jefe aka Johnny Chiba)

I'm nigger -
You alone, with irrelevant eyes
You alone try to hide your kind
You alone in a silent night

I'm nigger -
I portray angry vigilant scum
You and I have infected some
I, in the red, without a gun

I'm nigger -
more mortal than you'd figure
I'm nigger - I ought to pull the trigger

I'm nigger -
you alone can reveal my name
You are home I'm on the range
I'm alone without a knife

I'm nigger -
I portray angry vigilant scum
You alone have infected some
You're alone without a gun

I'm nigger -
more mortal than you'd figure
I'm nigger -
I want to pull the trigger

 

PopTones MUSICALITY
With Rockin' JP

PopTones was a conglomeration of friends from Queens, NY, featuring JP on vocals, Tony Sz on guitar and bass, JeffG on bass and guitar, JM on drums, bass and guitar.

Formed in the early 80's, playing in JM's folks basement every few days, the guys ate, drank, and ingested various substances as they wrote lyrics, traded instruments, and recorded into a boombox with stereo mics.

After 25-odd years of cassette tapes gathering dust, JeffG (aka Jefe aka Johnny Chiba), converted the tapes into mp3s for the world's listening pleasure.

Cover art by infamous underground cartoonist
Mike Diana

Only available on bandcamp as a $5 download, or $10 for a limited edition Mike Diana print + download

 
 
 

 


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