MAXIMUM VOLUME MUSIC review of HANDSOME JACK “Do What Comes Naturally”


New York Blues Rockers prove Gene Simmons wrong.

According to part-time rocker and full-time self promoter Gene Simmons “rock is dead”. The legendary Kiss bassist also pointed out that it’s not been a quick death either. A slow painful demise over the past decade. He blames record companies, file-sharing, downloads etc etc.

Whether he is right or not is a mute point, it’s certainly not a thought process that Maximum Volume subscribes to. One thing for sure is that he has clearly not heard New York’s garage rock/blues supremo’s Handsome Jack. If he had he may well of held off making such a statement. That said if HJ are anything to go by then rock will have to go back to it’s past to secure a bright future.

If you wished bands of today sounded like the bands of your yesterdays then it’s time to embrace this band for make no mistake this album could have easily been made in the late 1960’s/early 1970’s. The fact it wasn’t is purely down to timing, as everything is here for a classic album of that era.

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