Sunday, 26 October 2014

21 Songs for John: 18 - R.O.C.

R.O.C. – Come Back Jonee (Devo cover)

A unique musical project with a healthy desire not to be constrained by any stylistic preconceptions, R.O.C. sounded like nothing else when their self-titled debut album came out in 1995, and still don't.  By that point, 'The Girl with the Crooked Eye' had already delighted and disturbed in roughly equal measure and had duly secured a place in the 1994 festive fifty.  1995 also brought the group's only Peel session.  Recently, the Metal Postcard label has reissued their startling first album and there is the promise of new material in 2015.  'Come Back Jonee', a previously unreleased track, sees them characteristically making this classic Devo tune sound entirely their own,

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