In the great big world of rock and roll, Detroit is a city known for its gritty garage sound. Local rags are teaming with pictures of bands in worn jeans and clever t-shirts, leaning pensively against brick walls...each hoping to resurrect the spirit of the MC5 or become the next White Stripes. Bazooka Jones is not one of these bands.
Blending the best of raw garage rock and well crafted power pop, Bazooka Jones have created a deliberately trashy form of rock & roll that is proud of its own disposability. Three and a half members, playing three and a half chords for three and a half, hook-laden minutes at a time. Like an off-color, rock and roll class clown, Bazooka Jones is the band you hate to love.
Fronted by a 4' 11' rock and roll dynamo Viagra and backed by the crunchy, guitar attack of her 6' 3' ventriloquist dummy Bullethead, the band delivers in spades, both sonically and visually. The pumping rhythm section of Billy Love (drums) and Killer Clyde Varney (bass), lock these power pop gems into a serious groove with 'swagger' to spare.
If you prefer power pop that's heavy on the 'power' and garage rock that still knows how to 'roll', then this is the band for you. An infectious bombast reminiscent of early glam/punk bands like T-Rex, Sweet and The Ramones that manages to deliver a raw, contemporary sound that brings to mind such bands as The Donnas, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Hives.
~ Karrie Martin
Bristol Beat Magazine