The Jim Jones Revue - The Globe, Cardiff
Jim Jones is having some lighting issues, ‘Can we get some of these knocked off – it’s not Christmas.’ The lead singer of London-based garage rockers wants to get The Globe as dark and dingy as possible. The request takes a while adhere to, but whether light or dark, they deliver a set that’s crammed with blistering, high octane rock.
The show is split into two halves – the first, a structured song list that takes in band’s finest moments from new single Collision Boogie (a three minute piano stomp powered by Jones’ gravel-laced vocals) to Shoot First (a sleazily riffed tune overflowing with bluesy swagger).
The band allow the crowd to dictate the second half of the show as Jones leans his mic towards the punters below to bellow out some requests. They kick off with Dishonest John – a relentless piano boogie layered by towering guitar lines and Jones’ unmistakable growl.
The bespoke Best Of continues with a trawl through the band’s most frenzied moments with Elemental, High Horse and Rock ‘n’ Roll Psychosis all present and correct. There are times where you wish they’d strip things back a little, but few bands can rival their furious, no-holds-barred rock.