- Artist – Jarvis Humby
- Release – Straighten Your Mind With…
1. Who’s Gonna Pick Up The Pieces?
2. A Strange Affair
3. Pig Tales
4. Dirty Veins
6. B Side
7. Eyes Face
1. Real Gone On You
2. Fahrenheit 32
3. The Queen Of Narcolepsy
5. The Big Blue Dream Machine
6. Straighten My Mind
7. 5th Time Around
Label – Spinout Nuggets
Cat No. – SN028
Release date – 23rd of October 2020
There are but four Jarvis Humbys. That’s right, four. And Jarvis Humby fuse a fast-paced mix of British R&B, Power Pop and Mod Garage with crashing guitar, firing vocals and a joyous boost of wailing Hammond, bringing ’64 to the present day.
Back in 2003, the band released their first album ‘Assume The Position It’s……….’ on Acid Jazz Records, then 2004 with Hard Soul Records, and re-issued in 2007 on Wicked Cool Record Co. Previous to this ‘Get On Board My Train / Gwen Stacy’ was released on Detour Records in ‘98, and the ‘Garage Rock 4 Stereo’ EP was released in 2004 on Acid Jazz Records, along with additions to various compilations. Following these outputs, the band were invited to the States and played gigs in New York, Los Angeles and San Diego following support from cult DJ Little Steven (better known as a nightclub manager in TV drama The Sopranos).
A long time ago, in a studio far, far away, the four members of Jarvis Humby found themselves in Ranscombe Studios, Rochester, Kent, with Jim Riley at the controls, and Graham Day (The Prisoners, The Prime Movers, The Solarflares, etc) on producer duties. This was the Summer of 2006. These recordings were placed in a time capsule, and fourteen years later, they have now found the light of day, with much delight.
The album opens up with ‘Who’s Gonna Pick Up The Pieces?’ (a very good question), with the following thirteen tracks also securing the band as one of the best Mod Garage/BossR&B bands to have existed. Limited to 300, hand-numbered copies, this album is long over-due and will be blaring from speakers all over the land.
The twenty-eighth release on the Spinout Nuggets label, this release will be available via all good musical outlets.
Is your mind straightened…?
Andy Smith – Vocals/Guitar
Mick Hepple – Vocals/Guitar/Hammond
Dave Heard – Bass Guitar
Trav Jordan – Drums/Percussion