Sunday, 30 August 2015
Doubtfire - Punk Rock Heart
As he's also juggling family life and working 12 hour shifts in his regular job, it's amazing that he's got any spare time to persue his love of music but I suppose if you give up non essential things like eating and sleeping you can just about fit everything in.
Guess what? He's at it again. New band, new album, same high quality pop punk tuneage. The new band are called Doubtfire and this time around he's partnered by Bil McRackin, who's also enjoyed a long career with his band The McRackins. A prolific outfit with around 70 releases to their name, you can check out their latest here : https://dongiovannirecords.bandcamp.com/album/nuclear-sant-claust-the-mcrackins-split-7).
Despite J living in Massachusetts and Bil in Vancouver, they managed to hook up long enough to record an album that's full of extremely catchy gems that are perfect for those hot summer days when you want something upbeat pounding out whilst driving round in the car. The way they've collaborated on the record is that the songs where J wrote the music are sung by Bil and the ones where Bil wrote the music are sung by J.
Featuring one of Ole O'Brian's distinctive cover designs, the album has been 2 years in the making but is due to land on Jerk off / Ratgirl Records on the 22nd September but you can preorder or preview a few tracks here : http://doubtfire1.bandcamp.com/album/doubtfire
The song I'm posting chronicles how a young Bil saw The Ramones in Rock 'n' Roll High School and how things were never quite the same again. 1-2-3-4.....this is Punk Rock Heart :