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Posted on November 20, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Back in 2008 somebody or something up in the heavens decided the world needed more amazing music, and so gave us The Blind Dead McJones band. This awesome three piece have a great stock of influences ranging from early blues through ZZ Top to The Fun Lovin Criminals.

Last Resort Mexico starts as it means to go on by taking rocking blues music and exploding into your ears with the first track Blind Dead McJones, an amazing mix of greatly crafted music and well written lyrics and a pinch of humour. A better introduction there isn’t giving you a glimpse into the dark funhouse that is the bands collective mind. Like a freight train the album continues into Hang on there Boys, taking the musical pace up a notch the boys really pile on the skill pulling you along for the ride, and what a ride it is.Dropping the speed the album slides into track three B3D, a hail to the classic form of Blues standard story telling done brilliantly, a dark and gritty story of the devil and the hard man gripping you and showing the song writing brilliance of the band. Lifting you up again the boys take you through Try Some Wrong, Rumbleland and Real Cool Time to the brilliantly named Boobz, what’s not to like about Boobz. Another fantastic combination of great story telling and awesome music, thunderous drums and gritty guitars laid over spine tingling bass.

After Haunted and the humorously titled Elephant on a lead we get to the title track Last Resort Mexico, a rolling blues tale told in the unique style of Blind Dead McJones forming a dark and twisted path that you just have to follow, in an almost addictive way. Breaking into a spoken section accompanied by cool bass the band lull you into a false sense of ease then explode into an amazing display of guitar playing that makes you smile like a demented child. Ending the album on Wolf Howl, a great live piece bringing in more amazing musicians to form an almost party like finish. Everyone loves a party but it brings a small sad feeling being the last track on the album leaving you wanting more.

After listening to this album I have come to the conclusion that The Blind Dead McJones band are cooler than a penguin in a Fez and smoother than Cashmere love glove. Being a massive fan of Rock and Blues music I cannot praise this album enough, not only have the band hit the nail on the head but they have smashed it through the wood into the concrete floor below. Do yourself a favour and give your ears a treat, go listen to this awesome album and see I’m not exaggerating how good they are.



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