Rhapsody Music Proclaim SonicAbuse Favourites JPT Scare Band To Be One Of The Great Bands Of Proto-Metal

After years of plying their frenzied, hard-rocking, acid blues trade in near obscurity, the love and accolades keep pouring in for JPT Scare Band.   Rhapsody.com, one of the world’s biggest purveyors of digital music, just proclaimed them one of the “top 10 essentials of proto-metal.”  Yep.  Emphatically placed among such massive talents as Blue Oyster Cult, Deep Purple, Rainbow, and Judas Priest, you’ll find Kansas City’s JPT Scare Band
JPT Scare Band didn’t release an album until the 1990s, yet the group has been recording its burly jams since the early ’70s. If you dig thunderous proto-metal from the age of bell-bottoms and thick ‘staches, then you need to explore Past is Prologue. This wonderfully raw mishmash of once-forgotten demos is proto-metal heaven, particularly the 13-minute opus “Sleeping Sickness.” In 2007 Classic Rock magazine tagged the JPTs as “the lost pioneers of heavy metal.” That’s no overstatement. These dudes slayed with the best of them: Cactus, Black Pearl, Pentagram.”
Now, hot on the heels of the world’s new found awareness of JPT Scare Band, and their fuzzed out brand of all that is heavy, upstart indie label Ripple Music has released Acid Blues is the White Man’s Burden, another molten slab of massive acid blues with monstrously heavy riffs, scorching guitar solos, and mind-bending jams.  Already getting rave reviews from the press, Acid Blues is the White Man’s Burden is carrying on the charge, leading JPT Scare Band into the next decade, riding an iron-clad battleship of heavy proto-metal.
The Rock and Roll Report has proclaimed that Acid Blues is the White Man’s Burden, “sizzles with fuzzy guitars, gritty vocals, and extended jam sessions that instantly transport you to what feels like a Hendrix concert. Terry Swope has got to be one of the world’s most underrated guitarists! If you miss the glory days of Cream, Deep Purple, and Jimi Hendrix, you have to check out these uncovered gems from JPT Scare Band.”  Here Comes the Flood decrees that Acid Blues “holds its own against famous niche sharers, such as Cream, Ten Years After, Rory Gallagher and the mighty Led Zeppelin!” and Sonic Abuse gushes that Acid Blues is simply a “gem to treasure.”
Acid Blues is the White Man’s Burden is available from Ripple Music in two-toned, gatefold, double-LP with two bonus tracks, Deluxe digipack CD, or digital at www.ripple-music.com and all fine music sites like iTunes, Digstation, Amazon, CD Baby, and eBay.
Don’t miss out on the revival of classic acid Proto-metal and the album that the infamous Roadburn Festival has hailed as the “Album of the Day!”
Click here for the full Rhapsody.com article:  http://blog.rhapsody.com/2010/06/protometal.html


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