Sunday, November 18, 2012

"Never Listen to Rumours" by Honest Plain John

Just one watch of "Never Listen to Rumours" tells you it's a who's who of British Rock Royalty displaying how it's done when you've got a great band, and each member has made a name for themselves: Casino Steel, Michael Monroe, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Martin Chambers (The Pretenders), Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks), Verden Allen (Mott The Hoople) & Darrell Bath (The Crybabys). The video begins with the sax player jumping on stage with an incredible red saxophone. Before a word is sung, they are pounding out power chords and the band sings a vocal hook in unison. Visually, the band is complete with 3 scantily clad female singers; all the guys have their own style of stage clothes that emanate rock star swag, with 2 Keyboard players - one on piano, and the other on the Hammond Organ. Completing their wall of sound is tenor sax, 2 guitars, electric bass, and drums. The video captures their performance on a soundstage without an audience, but they play to the viewer. The song talks about friends you can drink with, but gives a warning that one must not trust everything people say. The groove is strong, and the attitude is street smart. The rock sax solo, and guitar all add to the great vocal performance from the lead singer - the impressive Honest Plain John. This one's a keeper!

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