Lots of bands claim to be darkly powerful rock outfits, but few possess the genuine voodoo apparent from
the first notes of "Once for the Money," the Sensation
Junkies' debut album. Led by the raspy throated vocals
and animated stage presence of Chrisopher Blue,
and fueled by 2/3 of critically acclaimed,psychedelic
tinged Seattle trio Neo, Sensation Junkies mine
territory somewhere between the Screaming Trees
and 16 Horsepower.
The thirteen songs contained on "Once for the Money" possess an almost supernatural kind of magic,
whether they're the rollicking "Olalalla," the sinister
"Painkiller" or the anthemic hopefulness of "Love is the
Reason." Live, the band exhibit an undeniably
charged chemistry that has already generated quite a
buzz on stage and charting radio stations
across the US.