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 here's a one of a kind review from The Evil Monkey Records
NO TV Scro!  

JPT Scare Band guitarist/vocalist releases a new solo album, June 2013. Ten all-new songs in the classic rock styles that

influenced Terry Swope in his formative music years. For best results play it LOUD!

"No TV" is available at CD Baby. You can log in at the bottom of that page to write a review.

LIKE Swope on Facebook: Terry-Swope-Music

     
     

JPT Scare Band played Crosstown Station in Kansas City, Mo on July22, 2011. With Rocky Rude at the sound system controls, they played to a house full of Scare Band fans.

here's some cell phone YouTube videos.

Thanks  Arjay and Norm for making this happen and to Casey for loaning your drums and to Luke and Janet and Arjay for doing the videos. And thanks Dave Brock you braved the stage volume to make the multitrack recording. Without the help of all of you brave people, it would not have been any fun at all.  And thanks Rocky Rude, for expanding the consciousness of the room full of sound.

here's a video from  crosstown, Rat Poison for the Soul

 

 

 
     

Heavy Trips in the Electric Ghost House, by Austin Matthews

"Austin caught up with Jeff, Terry and bassist Paul Grigsby to talk about the old days, current musical endeavours and all the madness in between." (Click the link to view the zine. Page 12 is where the article starts

 
     
  JPT on the Obelisk  
     
Rhapsody SoundBoard - Classic Rock Crate Digger: 10 Essential Proto Metal Albums: "This wonderfully raw mismash of once forgotten demos is proto-metal heaven, particularly the 13 minute opus 'Sleeping Sickness'". "In 2007 Classic Rock Magazine tagged JPT as "the lost pioneers of heavy metal". "That's no overstatement, these dudes slayed with the best of them: Cactus, Black Pearl, Pentagram and so on."  
     
NEWS: read Classic Rock Magazine's interview of JPT, Iron Butterfly and others, "Lost Pioneers of Heavy Metal" "JPT Scare Band was the death metal of early 70s hard rock ...The aptly named band constructed towering walls of terrifying evocative, druggy guitar noise..."  
     

JPT Scare Band facebook page

 

 
 

 

Video Premiere: Get an Exclusive Glimpse of JPT Scare Band’s “Long Day”

 
The Obelisk is thrilled to bring you an exclusive premiere of the new video from heavy '70s lost classics, JPT Scare Band. The clip is for the song "Long Day" from the trio's 2011 album, Acid Blues is the White Man's Burden (review here), and like the best of things, it combines rocking out in the living room with righteous psychedelic imagery.  
     

After more than three solid months of Acid Blues is the White Man’s Burden holding down a top five spot in CDBaby.com’s “Extended Jam” category, legendary acid rockers, JPT Scare Band come roaring back with a blitzing assault on their newest single, “Long Day.” Featuring the sizzling guitar work of Terry Swope, “Long Day,” tears through more than eight minutes of searing guitar leads, massive bass riffs, and mammoth drum jamming, all in the definitive JPT Scare Band style.

“Long Day” is available as a single from CDBaby and all fine digital music emporiums. Acid Blues is the White Man’s Burden is available from Ripple Music in two-toned, gatefold, double-LP with two bonus tracks, deluxe digipak CD, or digital at www.ripple-music.com.

 
     
     


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Acid Blues is the White Man's Burden, 2010 V&CD Ripple Music  Rumdum Daddy
2009, CD
Kung Bomar Records
Sleeping Sickness
2009, CD
Kung Bomar Records
Jamm Vapour
2007, CD
Kung Bomar Records
       
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"It's Not My Fault" on Youtube Echoes of the Everland
2006, CD
Past is Prologue
2002, CD
Manheim Mayhem
2001, CD
Blazing Basement
2001, CD
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Sleeping Sickness
2000, CD
Rape of Titan's Sirens
1998, 12" Vinyl
Acid Acetate Excursion
1994, 12" Vinyl
Jamnation, Dan McGuire
2005, CD
Monster Records Monster Records Monster Records

Prestidigitation

* Echoes of the Everland, Manheim Mayhem, Blazing Basement, Sleeping Sickness 2000, Rape of Titan's Sirens and Acid Acetate Excursion are out of print until we con somebody into making up more. Jamnation was a project we did wit Dan McGuire.
"Ramona" on Youtube        
         

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"Acid Blues is the White Man's Burden", was released on the Ripple Music label.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NBT Network has named Ripple Music as Record Label of the Month

We're pleased, and quite a bit flattered, to announce that Ripple Music has been recognized as the "Label of the Month" across the NBT Network! (more...)

NBTMusic Podcast
welcome to the NBT eclectic

Check out the August 5, 2010 Podcast with songs from JPT and other Ripple Music acts. 38:52 is where JPT does I've Been Waiting.

 
   
NEWS: read Classic Rock Magazine's interview of JPT, Iron Butterfly and others, "Lost Pioneers of Heavy Metal" "JPT Scare Band was the death metal of early 70s hard rock ...The aptly named band constructed towering walls of terrifying evocative, druggy guitar noise..."
 
   

 

2004 Rumdum Daddy Documentary John Paul Grigsby

 

"JPT documentary video" on Youtube

 

John Paul put together the Jamm Vapour, "Ramona" video and the Rumdum Daddy documentary of the 2004 recording session at Berry Music Group. Using Computer and hand drawn animation along with some black magic, he came up with some cool stuff to melt into as your eyes and ears soak in it.

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[The Sleeping Shaman] - "...You can almost feel your fillings loosen as Grigsby grinds on his bass and Swope lets loose another Hendrix snubbing volley of notes. This is easily the heaviest tune here and shows that JPT are capable of grinding, out riffing and out scaring most heavy bands before or since."

[Captain Beyond] - "Hailed as one of the "lost pioneers of Heavy Metal" by Classic Rock Magazine, JPT Scare Band has seen a resurgence of interest by fans of the 1970's heavy fuzzed out rock.

[Bill's Music Forum and the Rock and Roll Report] - "Each track sizzles with nostalgia, with fuzzy guitars, gritty vocals, and extended jam sessions that instantly transport you to what feels like a Hendrix concert. Everything grooves in its own right... will undoubtedly dazzle fans of classic blues rock. Terry Swope has got to be one of the world's most underrated guitarists!"

[Rhapsody SoundBoard - Classic Rock Crate Digger: 10 Essential Proto Metal Albums:] "This wonderfully raw mismash of once forgotten demos is proto-metal heaven, particularly the 13 minute opus 'Sleeping Sickness'". "In 2007 Classic Rock Magazine tagged JPT as "the lost pioneers of heavy metal". "That's no overstatement, these dudes slayed with the best of them: Cactus, Black Pearl, Pentagram and so on."

[Acid Blues is the White Man's Burden:] From the first track, this just rocks you hard. All of the songs have a serious build up, and the structures develop as the band jams on these tracks. JPT Scare Band is not afraid of taking chances with their material, and by doing so they do come out sounding victorious. ...JPT Scare Band is perhaps rock's most hidden treasure."

[Roadburn.com] -"Album of the Day!"

[Ray Hogan, Goldmine Magazine] - ""Acid Blues is the White Man's Burden"" is a collection of seven tunes recorded between 1974 and 2004... "I've Been Waiting" is a template for the power trio format: a killer riff, a vocal that recalls the enormity of the 1970s arena rock and guitar solos."

[Sonic Abuse] - "A gem to treasure. Let the hypnotic music swirl around you. For anyone who wishes to delve into the heritage of the current crop of stoner bands, this is an unmissable compilation. [Acid Blues is the White Man's Burden] Terry Swope rivals some of the day's greats including Clapton and Hendrix. JPT Scare Band are the unsung heroes of the cult rock scene and now they have decided to remind the world of their phenomenal abilities... "I've Been Waiting" has a riff so heavy it could be encased in lead. Sits comfortably along side Black Sabbath."

[The Obelisk] JPT Scare Band traffic in epic guitar-led passages that would scare off trust-fund hippies faster than you can say, "There's ham in the vegan pad thai."

[Ripple-Effect] With Acid Blues is the White Man's Burden, JPT Scare Band have created a sound equally heavy in hard rocking blues as it was tripped out in psychedeli. Hailed as one of the "lost pioneers of Heavy Metal" by Classic Rock Magazine, JPT Scare Band has seen a resurgence of interest by fans of 1970's heavy fuzzed out rock. Acid Blues is the White Man's Burden, a collection of unreleased gems from these acid rock freaks. If you've never heard the JPT Scare Band before, you're in for a treat. ...I've Been Waiting, is almost 10 minutes of guitar orgy ecstasy that sounds like Tommy Bolin sitting in with Budgie.

[Mark Kadzielawa, 69 Faces of Rock] - "...Despite the lesser known factor, the band is truly fantastic...Having heard JPT Scare Band before I knew what I was in for, but I'm certainly blown away by this release as well."

[Gears of Rock, Mike SOS] - "Acid Blues is The White Man's Burden, a fuzz-laden seven track time machine trip through the formative years of hard rock via a bevy of organically organized hazy blues jams that wouldn't sound out of place between Hendrix, Cream and Zeppelin on classic rock radio."

Tangerine Magazine- Glenn Tillman "...They are brain shaking phenomenal. ... Their music is psychedelic/stoner/bluesrock ecstasy...."

[Ripple Effect, Racer:] "Take a solid, Cream-based blues outfit, mix in the wildest, most psychedelic moments of Hendrix feedback, throw in loads of distortion and a grocery bag full of LSD and the final result will be something like the proto-metal/psych jamming of the JPT Scare Band."
[Peacedogman's Will Broadbent] - When it comes to marathon sweat-drenched acid jams, Kansas City's JPT SCARE BAND stand the test of time, from 70s material like "Sleeping Sickness" to their latest album "Jamm Vapour".
Charlie Quaker TheRawk.com:  "An obscure & eclectic Hendrix influenced, brain cracked power rock trio... Truly some of the most brilliant and disturbed guitar playing on record. "
Andy Perseponko: "If the band had a signed contract back in the early 70s, there is no doubt they would be up there with Jimi Hendrix, Cream and Black Sabbath for guitar overload damage."
blog entry from a fan in France: "Well, to be completely honest, I am not escaped unharmed from listening to this album, heavy, very heavy, my ears have completely lost the habit of listening to this style of music...RAPE OF TITAN'S SIRENS is undoubtedly one of rock albums of the most violent that I have the opportunity to listen."
Tom Harrison, Quick Spins, The Province Newspaper - "The trio veers between Cream and Grand Funk Railroad."

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Acid Blues is the White Man's Burden - June 22, 2010, Ripple Music   
Buy the CD at Ripple Music -- Buy the 12" Double Vinyl Album at Ripple Music

JPT Scare Band named by Classic Rock Magazine as one of the "lost pioneers of Heavy Metal".
9 tracks of never before released manic riffing, intense jamming, and acidified blues, all recorded by JPT from the mid 70's to the early 2000's

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Rumdum Daddy - October 31, 2009, Kung Bomar Records   
Buy it at amazon.com
-- Buy it at CDBaby

"JPT Scare Band traffic in epic guitar-led passages that would scare off turst-fund hippies faster than you can say, 'There's ham in the vegan pad thai.'"

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Sleeping Sickness - April 1, 2009, Kung Bomar Records 
Buy it at amazon.com
-- Buy it at CDBaby
   

HellrideMusic.com, Chris Barnes "The beauty of the JPT Scare Band is it's ability to function as a unit in the nebulous field of the free-form heavy jam. They start with a chord progression and the rest is a musical conversation, the direction dictated by unspoken energies. Terry Swope is a gawdam genius. One of the best all around soul guitarists I've ever heard... Definitely in the league with the best in that genre."

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Jamm Vapour-  April 1, 2007, Kung Bomar Records
The Ripple Effect review, "Ramona" Youtube video,   PRESS RELEASE
Buy it at amazon.com
  -- Buy it at CDBaby

"They just get into a groove, a steady, freaky space and hold that intention, moving time and space through their amps. This is where the album title came from. A full-out acid-drenched jam, allowed to go where ever the vapors flowed." (Ripple Effect, Racer)

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Past is Prologue- Jan 1, 2002, Kung Bomar Records
The Ripple Effect reviewPRESS RELEASE
Buy it at amazon.com
-- Buy it at CDBaby

 Brazilian Stoner Rock Web Zine Interview: "The JPT Scare Band is one of those lendárias bands who had been part of fabulosos years 70, but that only the fans most curious of the style know... "
Ripple Effect, Racer on Past is Prologue review..

 

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