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Great review of JACK LEE “Bigger Than Life” from ELMORE MAGAZINE

While he hits his stride throughout, the power ballad ”The Girl in the Picture” and the purposeful “Breaking Into My Heart” inject depth and diversity into his singular stance. Skilled songwriters have been rock ‘n’ roll’s secret weapon since the beginning, so credit Jack Lee with continuing in that hallowed tradition. – Lee Zimmerman / […]

Nice “Grade A” review of JACK LEE “Bigger Than Life” from GOLDMINE

The first 11 numbers are from the Jack Lee’s Greatest Hits, Volume 1 LP (wishful thinking at its finest), and include Lee’s rough and tumble takes of the aforementioned “Come Back and Stay” and “Hanging On the Telephone,” as well as snappy power pop ditties such as “Women,” “Give Me Some Time” and “Good Times,” […]

★★★ 3 star review of JACK LEE “Bigger Than Life” from RECORD COLLECTOR magazine

Following 2008’s One Way Ticket, featuring reworked Nerves and solo songs, Alive have compiled this set on which tracks such as Crime Doesn’t Pay, Paper Dolls and I’m Gonna Have Fun crystallise the upbeat US bubblegum jangle of the 70s with big melodic choruses and heartfelt yearning delivered in his reedy voice. Oddly, such was […]

★★★½ 3 and half star review of JAMES LEG “Blood On The Keys” from TEAMROCK/CLASSIC ROCK

Blessed with the kind of subterranean growl that almost makes Tom Waits sound like a choirboy, former Black Diamond Heavies singer and keyboardist James Leg – the nom de plume of John Wesley Myers – has done much to pull the blues away from any number of pub bores and six-string technicians who regularly sanitise […]

Awesome SULFUR CITY review from the New York Music Daily

Slashing, Fearlessly Populist Classic Detroit-Style Rock from Sulfur City Sulfur City evoke the hard-charging, uncompromising Murder City garage-punk intensity of Radio Birdman and Sonic’s Rendezvous Band, with elements of retro soul, psychedelia, a little funk and a fearlessly populist political sensibility. But they’re not from Detroit or Australia: they hail from Sudbury, in northeast Ontario. […]

★★★½ 3 and half star review for JACK LEE’S “Bigger Than Life” from the TORONTO SUN

Yet still not big as he deserves. The former frontman of L.A. legends The Nerves (with Peter Case and Paul Collins), Lee wrote Hangin’ on the Telephone (covered by Blondie) and Come Back and Stay (for Paul Young). You’ll find his own recordings of both on this anthology, along with 21 other crunchy power-pop nuggets […]