Friday, April 22, 2011

A day with the Jesuses: Jesus Jones

Quite possibly the only band to ever have come from Bradford-On-Avon and made it fairly big in Avon, Jesus Jones were the band who made EMF seem like a credible option.

Part of Dave Balfe's Food Records, a surprising conjunction of being in the right place at the right time; a subgenre which didn't care overmuch about things like talent, coherence or style; and a marketing budget being signed off by EMI brought it all together for them.

It went to their head a bit, with the ultimate result of this romp putting Francis Fukuyama's end-of-history triumphalism into some baggy jeans and a dayglo tshirt:

Jesus Jones get an X-Factor of 'whatever happened to the Milltown Brothers, now I come to think of it'.

[Buy: Jesus Jones Best-of]
[Part of a day with the Jesuses]