Jack Scratch “If Only” EP

Chicago’s JACK SCRATCH are back with 4 new songs on CD. “Do That For” sounds a bit like a mix of JOEY RAMONE and early KISS, good 70s rock’n’roll with hard rockin’ solos… It’s doing a great job as an opening song!
“If Only For a Moment” could be a hit single in a CHEAP TRICK way with its melodic guitars and addictive chorus, “Hey Wah Nee Hey Ho” slows things down a little before it gets wild again with “Gotta”, a punk’n’roll tune that seems to have been written for live performances.
9 musicians worked on this EP that was recorded both in Chicago (Joyride Sudio) and Seattle, at London Bridge Studios, where classic grunge records by SOUNDGARDEN, ALICE IN CHAINS, PEARL JAM or MOTHER LOVE BONE were recorded!
Only 4 songs, rugit… But no filler!/Laurent C.

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Jack Scratch “2012”

This is a collection of songs the band recorded between 1988 and 1991. The two first songs (“Broken Dreams” and “Promises”) show some early US hardcore influences (BLACK FLAG, CIRCLE JERKS…) while “Hold On Me” reminds me a bit of TSOL and “Passion Fashion” explores 70s rock territories. JACK SCRATCH are from Chicago but there’s also a lot of UK punk influences (“See Saw…) in their music too and you’ll even find some CULT kind of guitar melodies in “Name The Face”.
There’s not many bands doing this kind of punk rock nowadays when you think about it, and songs like “So Far From Home”, “Blinders”, “A Different Time”, or “Grip On It” and its “La Grange” beat can sure appeal to rock fans with a big R.
This compilation CD is a very good idea since many of you probably didn’t know about the band before. No excuses anymore, it’s time to check them out!/Laurent C.http://www.jackscratchband.com