Sunday, February 6, 2011

No Rest For The Wicked

The cover alone, depicting a hand reaching from an open grave towards a sweet Marshall full stack, should be enough to send your ears into a tizzy of anticipatory delight, but wait, there's more. Truth & Janey's 1976 debut album, No Rest For The Wicked wastes no time in delivering the goods. Truth & Janey was the brainchild of Iowa-based guitarist Bill Lee Janey. The band kind of comes off like Grand Funk with their sideburn heavy blues rock. While not all the songs here are great, there is enough solid material and tones to satisfy the most discerning custom van owner.

8 comments:

Necrokast said...

interesting. Billy still does dive bar blues gigs for a handful of crusty low brows in my town of Cedar Rapids.

abdul alhazred said...

Oh man, I love this one. Good call, I haven't heard this in months...

Eli said...

dude, i can't tell you how long i've been looking for this album. thank you so much aesop, once again.

Anonymous said...

Spiritual fuel for I-80 truckers.

Anonymous said...

a nice one, cheers! in case anyone's interested, this was rereleased on vinyl some two weeks ago by rockadrome

Rock 'n' Roll Steve said...

If you can find their live LP "Erupts" GRAB IT! I think it's even better than this one (and this one ain't no slouch)...

Hebridean Monty said...

Fuck! That cover would make the best t-shirt since Sabbath's first lp...

Anonymous said...

I was relieved when I found that the lyrics weren't completely fucking retarded. I love heavy grooves and dumb lyrics as much as the next guy, but sometimes its nice to be surprised.

also, this rules.