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Vamp le Stat CD’s on Heavy Harmonies Best of 2011 list

Tuesday, 31 January, 2012

Heavy Harmonies, “The Hard Rock and AOR Reference “on the Internet,

has just released their annual list for best rock albums of last year.

Vamp le Stat named to 2011 Best Album list

Making the list was XXX RECORDS AMERICA recording artist VAMP LE STAT. In fact the band was picked twice for both their “BLOODLINE 2: THRILL OF THE KILL” ,the sequel to the hugely popular  “BLOODLINE: RITES OF PASSAGE”, and concert album “MUSIC TO STRIP TO ’95 LIVE” .

Jeff Jones featured artist on Red Eye Radio Network in September

Sunday, 4 September, 2011

One the largest internet rock radio networks on the web, the Red Eye Radio Network has chosen JEFF JONES as their featured artist this month.

Red Eye has been a great supporter of XXX Records America since the labels formation earlier this year and continues to play in regular rotation tracks from ST. ELMO’S FIRE, VAMP LE STAT , KEESTER as well songs from Jeff’s solo albums.

Please visit Red Eye Radio to hear and see Jeff and learn more about one of rocks greatest radio networks!

 

St. Elmo’s Fire (Jeff Jones ) “Desperate Years” review in LA VIE DES MICROBES France

Friday, 8 July, 2011

…mixing several styles of hard rock today, this album can satisfy many metal  fans  “Chain Around My Heart” traces the ’70 ‘s  sounding like a new Led Zeppelin and Blue Cheer. Very good. It’s a strong hand! Then they mix four tracks of  good old melodic American metal , good quality.  3  Scorpions-like songs and 3 acoustic tracks (Mr.  Big and Extreme) rather successful, sounding really good. It should pass easily in radio (especially now). But above all there is EXCELLENT instrumental ” Rivethead JAM ” fantastic! Blues Boom ambience,  incredible way it reminds me of the ’70’s  (great ), the limit of psychedelia. Facinating guitar parts …. In addition to the end of the song, reminds me of drummer John Bonham. Eight minutes of  happiness of ’70 ‘s mixed with the ’90’ s (because the sound and some passages are definitely there!). It lsounds like a live jam.  “Desperate Years” is an album of very high quality (good sound, good songs, good musicians ) you will  love this!

(see also spaced and rockhard)

ST. Elmo’s Fire (Jeff Jones) “Desperate Years” review in Alliage Magazine France

Friday, 8 July, 2011

…. great show by the singe ZANE LAZAR , the lyrics aew quite impressive. —–
(see also spaced and rockhard)

St. Elmo’s Fire ( Jeff Jones) “Desperate Years” review in Rock n Force (France)

Friday, 8 July, 2011

Warning! Masterpiece! I haven’t heard anything of this caliber since the early ’80’s.
From the opener “Chain Around My Heart” and its mid-tempo, to a a wonderful ballad that closes the album “Other Night To Cry”, everything is fabulous! I could go on about  each title, they all are thunderous, but I limit myself to the creme de la creme . For my part thet melodic “On Fire” is a pearl! Among the other wonders we could cite for example is the acoustic “Without You” , the cutting edge “Part of My Life” ,the fast “Hot Time”, the FM radio single  “Michelle”, and long instrumental “jam Rivethead” ….
For me, it is  the best album of the year so far!

ST. Elmos Fire (Jeff Jones) “Desperate Years” CD review in Peardrop Magazine (France)

Friday, 8 July, 2011

A nice comeback for these veterans. They do have an emotional acoustic number like “Where Were You”…
The band does deliver some commerciality without sounding derivative.. Occasionally they sound like Ozzy Osbourne. However the bands musicianship brings them beyond any easy comparisons.
It sometime hints of early Michael Schenker (MSG) I guess. I’m not saying they aren’t a creative band .they are. It’s a great sounding album from a great hard rock band!

(see also spaced and rockhard)

St. Elmo’s Fire (Jeff Jones) “Desperate Years” CD review in Underground ‘Zine France

Friday, 8 July, 2011

… after 2 years of silence St. Elmo’s Fire returns with a very good album following “Powerdrive”. The new one titled “Desperate Years” is a mixture of songs  in a  fast style of heavy metal but also with a softer side, which rocks! The album is very solid ..

(see laso spaced and rockhard)

St. Elmo’s Fire (Jeff Jones) “Powerdrive” CD review in Fanfare Pagina (Belgium)

Friday, 8 July, 2011

Powerdrive is a great rock n roll explosion. From the first until the last note, the  music pulls you  through a tornado of catchy melodies, catchy choruses and steamy rockers. It’s glam rock at it best . Singer ZANE LAZAR sounds  better than what we are used to in this genre. The drive is set forth by the fantastic drumming of KRIS GUSTOFSON.  And although they do not deviate from the beaten path, JEFF JONES guitar solos are still enjoyable. But its primarily the riffs that he plays that deserve the most attention.

 

(see also spaced and rockhard)

St. Elmo’s Fire (Jeff Jones) “Powerdrive” review in Metal Glory Magazine (Norway)

Thursday, 7 July, 2011

…they play melodic metal (no keyboards) but has some great songs that lift this album .The title track “Powerdrive” and “Isolation” are my personal faves on the album, but all songs are good. This album will appeal to people into more melodic metal.

(see also spaced and rockhard)

St. Elmo’s Fire ( Jeff Jones) “Powerdrive” review in Metal Shock Magazine (Italy)

Tuesday, 5 July, 2011

I have said previously I’ve had a great love of them ever since their first album “St. Elmo’s Fire”. Since then they have beat the streets of America supporting Nazareth, Y&T, Nightranger and Leatherwolf, bands they are rather  similar to but the sound , in my opinion , of the above mentioned groups is very much below St. Elmo’s Fire.  These guys harbor results that are decidedly a rock n’ roll festival., The band represents pure California rock to the bone. Whereas Motley Crue starts to annoy, St. Elmo’s Fire is a top rate group. They are fresh, and have so much to offer. There is something in their music that alters the hearing. On this album there is very little commercial material. “City Behind the Walls” for example is very rock and grabs  you without intellectualizing.
In particular  JEFF JONES plays very good guitar, he knows how to write songs of the first quality and also produces albums with incredible results. An album to occupy yourself with as soon as possible, especially if you havent purchased their previous albums.

4 out of 5 knives

see also spaced and rockhard