Sultans Of Jungle - Punchlines (CD)

Sultans Of Jungle - Punchlines (CD)


I have painstakingly investigated the rock and roll band Sultans of Jungle. It has proven an almost impossible task to track its fate through recent history. Hearsay, gossip, cursory sightings of band members and anecdotes from lunatic asylums are all I have had to work with.
The band left behind one recording, Zulu Stomp/No Looking Back (GRS-103A) in 1995 – and disappeared. Only fragmentary, highly unreliable information is available of their whereabouts since then.
The singer, or someone resembling him, has at one point been spotted, turban-less, roaming the African continent, somewhere around Kenya.
For more than a decade, there were no reliable sightings of the guitarist. Not even the faintest sound from his moaning and twanging Stratocaster has been heard.
The drummer has left more traces of his whereabouts. He has, with some certainty, been sighted on stage with various bands in both Russia and the United States and, most likely, somewhere in between.
The bass player has also appeared occasionally, together with big names on various Middle-European concert stages. It has been said that he’s great solo artist too. God damn these universal rockers!
Then, after having been off the radar completely, Sultans of Jungle surprise everyone, including yours truly, by appearing on stage in 2016 at the Rock and Roll Jamboree in Helsinki. After that they have rock a few houses around Finland and these recordings were made spring 2017.
One of the furious remainings from the past is Button Nose/It Thing Hard On, a recording originally caught on C-cassette and now taking pride of place as the final songs on Punchlines. Nobody can name the place or even the year.
I have listened to this record carefully and analytically. My objective, professional verdict is as follows:
It is a rock and roll experience that may change your life.
It could cause involuntary dancing.
It will blow your mind.
You have been warned.

Quasso Voluto
PhD, professor
Dept of Rock Archaeology

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Sultans of Jungle

Miltä mahtaisi kuulostaa ja näyttää superkokoonpano, jossa olisi solistina Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, kitaristina Link Wray, rummuissa Earl Palmer ja bassossa Duck Dunn – kaikki turbaaneihin sonnustautuneina?

Vastaus: Sultans of Junglelta!

Yhtye lainaa röyhkeästi ja mestarillisesti Americanaa 30-luvun iskelmästä, 50-luvun rockabillyn kautta, 60-luvun garage rockiin ja ulottaen musiikilliset vaikutteensa aina 70-80-lukujen rockabilly- ja garagerevivalisteihin saakka.

Sultans of Jungle debytoi 90-luvulla, saavutti mainetta rock and roll ja blues –skeneissä Suomessa, katosi maan alle ja palasi parempana kuin koskaan 2016.

Turbaanipäiset miehet ovat palanneet. This time they are twice as cool!

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1. HELP YOU ANN                    Jeff Conolly
2. TURN ME LOOSE                    Troy Caldwell
3. BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST            Rudi Protrudi, Mike Chandler
4. TEMPATION                        Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown
5. STILL AS THE NIGHT                 Lee Hazlewood
6. CHEROKEE DANCE                    Robert ”Bob” Landers
7. SPY FROM SHANGHAI                Kola Pietiläinen
8. WHEN AN´ WHERE DID YOU DO IT?        Jani J.J. Penttinen
9. MAN ON THE GROUND                Jani J.J. Penttinen
10. PRIMITIVE                        The Groupies, Steven Venet
11. STAMPEDE                        Bert Salmirs, Pete Antonio,Wally Zober
12. BUTTON NOSE                    Benjamin Eidson
13. IT THING HARD ON                Poison Ivy Rorchach Lux Interior

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