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Big Chain

by Jo Jo Gunne

the orginal jo jo gunne are back featuring jay ferguson, mark andes, matt andes and curly smith.
Genre: Rock: Classic Rock
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1. Be Careful What You Wish For
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2. Perfect Everything
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3. Babylon
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4. Garagedonia
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5. Academy Award
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6. Before You Get Your Breakfast
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7. Gravy Train
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8. Shake That Fat
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9. Cheap Shot
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10. Making The Sparks Fly
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11. 99 Days
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12. Flying Home
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13. Run Run Run
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14. Barstow Blue Eyes
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Jo Jo Gunne, one of the best Rock Bands to come out of the L.A. music scene in the early 70's returns with "Big Chain" a powerful performance of 6 new songs and new studio recordings of 8 "Gunner Classics".

The band's line up include bass player Mark Andes, Guitarist Matt Andes, Keyboardist and Vocalist Jay Ferguson and Curly Smith on Drums.

"We always knew the band had unfinished business. Our fans and the band would always talk of a reunion, but personal affairs and business always seemed to get it the way. It was a miracle that everyone was off the road and or available when the date was set"
Says Mark Andes.

Jay Ferguson and Mark Andes formed the band after leaving Spirit, one of the all time favorite innovative LA bands.
"Jo Jo Gunne became known for our strong live performances, much in part to our tight sound and Matt's incredible slide guitar,"
Says Jay Ferguson, he is simply amazing!

The remake of the Band's top 10 single "Run Run Run" is a familiar example of the band's unique sound, with a new "beefed upped" recording that sounds like a "live" version the Jo Jo Gunne fans have been waiting a long time to hear.

The band members have toured and recorded with a lot of Rock n Roll greats, including Heart, Joe Walsh, Firefall, Boston, John Hiatt, Stevie Nicks, John Hammond, Crosby Stills and Nash, John Mellencamp and many many more!!!


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Worth the Wait!
Man oh man oh man!!!!!I was so psyched to read last summer that a new cd was coming, and to say it exceeded my expectations amazes even me, but it sure did! God, I LOVE this new album!!! If you thought this was just going to be a go-through-the-motions, let's-make-some-quick-dough effort, you're dead wrong. The remakes of their old stuff sound so upbeat and energized that you can tell they just had a blast getting together again and reliving the past. Run, Run, Run, Shake That Fat and Barstow Blue Eyes are wonderful again, even more rockin' and up-tempo than before, but ironically, it's the old stuff that is the weakest part of the album...Why? Because the new stuff is so INCREDIBLE!!! You are gonna love Be Careful What You Wish For, Cheap Shot and Gravy Train are funny, easy-humor tunes, Making The Sparks Fly could easily have been on their "Jumpin' The Gunne" album 32 years ago, and I promise you, you will listen to Garagedonia exactly once before it will be at full volume every time you play this disc! Thank you so much, JJG, but please, don't make this a once and done- let's have another!!!!!

Ric LuBell

Wow - Finally here and way beyond expectations
I already have the CD on order, but I couldn't wait for it so I played the clips on CD Baby... it's a fine piece of work and I can't wait to hear more than 2 minutes a song. The band has put out one terrific bit of rock and roll here. Matt's guitar as solid and poignant as ever, Mark's bass solid all the way (what, you would expect less?), Curly still has that solid rhythm sense that makes his drumming so appealing, and Jay's piano and vocals ... well what can you say, it's a whole lot better than earthworms, Jay... The reworked material sounds, in many cases, better than the original, although I found myself singing parts from the original versions that were creatively replaced in the new ones... guess I've just heard them all SO MANY TIMES... And the new songs retain the JJG feel while branching out in new directions at the same time. I've waited a whole long time for it to come out, and they did not disappoint one bit. Well done, guys...

Andrew M. Solomon

Big Chain
This long awaited(to put it Mildly)great album
by Jo Jo Gunne is like the Spirit album we never
got. You've got Jay Ferguson and Mark and Matt
Andes with a super guitarist. My favorite son
is Babylon. If you are a Spirt fan or just
a rock n roller pick this one up! I'm hoping
the band is still together since this was
realeased in 2005. If so I hope they update
their website and play live in L.A.! Thank
you guys for putting this one out!
Andy Solomon, Canoga Park CA.


Worth the wait!
Take four exceptional straight-ahead rockers, throw them in a pot, simmer carefully for 33 years and, viola! Big Chain. It's fun to listen to the reworked versions of our old favorites, plus hear the boys rock out with new material. Great social commentary in Garagedonia, and yes, Run,Run,Run still kicks major A**! Great job! Tour dates???


Its so refreshing hearing the band tearing into their old numbers with panache and enthusiam after 30 years, special mention must go to Mathew Andes brilliant slide guitar and playing. The new numbers have still got their distinctive Jo Jo Gunne feel and add to what is a thoroughly enjoyable album. Lets hope its not another 30 years before the next one and they come over to Britain to play a few gigs.

Kevin Billig

Return of Jo Jo Gunne
Jo Jo Gunne's first studio album release in over 30 years caught me by surprise. Sure enough it rocks and is enjoyable from start to finish BUT i was hoping for all new originals. Do they cover the old ones to perfection? Of course they do so i guess i'm being a little bit fussy.

mark singer

great jo gunne are better than ever.
incredible drum sound
vocals are sensational.
i am glad there back,
buy it!

Dave Brusco

It's about time fellas...................
Just when I thought no one in Billings has ever heard of Jo Jo Gunne, here comes a new, awesome offering from my favorite classic rock band of all time. Wanna hear some good ole fashioned boogie/party rock? Crank this cd up new versions of 99 days, run,run,run and shake that fat???whoa...........

James Briggs - JADE REDD

An AWESOME record!!!
This is an incredible record, each song is fresh and cool and the production is brilliant. I especially love "Be Careful What you Wish For" and "Babylon". Great job guys!!!

Tom Cockrell

Funny how you find things
I ended up buying 2 copies because I was trying to find Curly Smith, thinking that if I found him I could find Jo Jo Gunne, and ended up finding both. I saw Jo Jo Gunne at the Hollywood Bowl in 1972 with Captain Beyond, opening for Alice Cooper - what a treat. Like the new stuff, love the rewash of Run Run Run, but really only like the band because Curly is from Montana. They kind of sound like Spirit, too. Go figure.
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