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Past Is Prologue

by JPT Scare Band

Veteran jammers dish out some big slices of heavy duty psychedelic proto metal blues rock.
Genre: Rock: Classic Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Burn In Hell
8:28 $0.99
2. I've Been Waiting
8:58 $0.99
3. Wino
9:05 $0.99
4. Sleeping Sickness
13:43 $0.99
5. Time to Cry
12:59 $0.99
6. Titan's Sirens
4:35 $0.99
7. Jerry's Blues
12:50 $0.99
8. It's Too Late (Revisited)
1:22 $0.99
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Album Notes
Who in the freaking hell is this band, JPT Scare Band? Some kind of American mystery band from the 1970s who are putting out new CDs in the 21st century. Why has no one ever heard of these guys? Who are they?

Over the years, they have managed to progress from completely unknown to painfully obscure. The band was featured in an article in the March 2007 issue of Classic Rock Magazine titled, "Lost Pioneers of Heavy Metal" in which they were included in the same exalted company with Iron Butterfly, Bloodrock and Leafhound. The boyz in the band have never really considered themselves as heavy metal, but they will take any positive press that they can get.

In spite of everything... they are still together, with the original lineup intact. While still making meaningful music in the 21st century, this veteran group of jammers is also proud of their vast legacy of classic twisted insanity recorded back in olden analogue times. Here and there, in odd corners of the world, growing numbers of those who love the old school, guitar crazy blues rock somehow have become aware of the existence of JPT.

In June of 2010, the JPT Scare Band CD, Past Is Prologue, made the list of 10 Essential Proto Metal Albums on the Classic Rock Crate Digger blog on the Rhapsody digital download site. The other 9 bands on the list are Vanilla Fudge, Jeff Beck, Deep Purple, Blue Oyster Cult, Judas Priest, Rainbow, Uriah Heep, the Scorpions and Blue Cheer. "If vintage proto-metal is ...your thing, then here are 10 essential albums that will blow your doors clear off."

The members of JPT are extremely proud of the fact that their first two albums were released on vinyl only. Good luck finding a copy, as they are both long out of print. Their first CD, Sleeping Sickness, was originally released on Monster Records and featured tracks from the two vinyl albums. Sadly, Monster Records imploded and their web site simply vanished into thin air due to heavy craziness and the suicide of one of the founding partners. The Sleeping Sickness CD was out of print for many years. The band reissued the Sleeping Sickness CD in 2009 and it is available here at CDBaby.

Their Jamm Vapour, Rumdum Daddy and Acid Blues Is The White Man's Burden CDs are still in print and are available at CD Baby. JCR Music News handles European distribution from Paris. JPT Scare Band tunes and albums are also available for download from CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon and other digital download sites.


"The beauty of the JPT Scare Band is their ability to function as a unit in the nebulous field of the free form heavy jam... Terry Swope is a gawdam genius. Definitely in the league with the best in that genre...Hendrix, Duane Allman, Robin Trower and Carlos Santana. The end result is nothing short of mind blowing."
Hellride (Chris Barnes)

"Listening to this CD, you can't help but wonder why Terry Swope isn't revered with the same kind of awe and worship as Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower, Alvin Lee, and the rest of the 60's/70's guitar gods. Their music is psychedelic/stoner/bluesrock ecstasy. An outstanding rhythm section, emotive vocals, and a one in a million guitarist make the JPT Scare Band the best new 'old' band of the year."
Tangerine Magazine (Glenn Tillman)

"Take a solid, Cream-based blues outfit, mix in the wildest, most psychedelic moments of Hendrix feedback, throw in loads of distortion and a grocery bag full of LSD and the final result will be something like the proto-metal/psych jamming of the JPT Scare Band.

Near legendary among proto-metal historians, to understand this band and their music you've got to step back. Way back. In fact the title of their CD, Past is Prologue, gives us a pretty good indication where this bunch of psych-blues/metallers were coming from."
Ripple Effect Blog (Todd Racer)

"If you like it loud, then this is for you. If you like it heavy, this is for you... a crushing power trio sound that modern day stoners are going crazy for."
Zeitgeist E-Zine (Psychedelic Love Commando)

"These guys are seriously into amplification and the result is genuine Hard Rock, 70's style that on occasion veers into Jam Band territory but stays on course the majority of the time, particularly the epic 13:43 'Sleeping Sickness' (1976) that contains dangerously high levels of wah-wah to rival that of Hendrix and Human Instinct and although a long track, never gets boring." (England)

"The JPT Scare Band is one of those legendarias bands who had been part of fabulosos years 70, but that only the fans most curious of the style know..."
Stoner Rock Web Zine (Brazil)



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Great cd, in the vein of "sleeping sickness", but not as good


Past Is Prologue
Great songs, great arly 70´s band.

Egil Gjetrang

This is another gem!
I know thwt the following is said, and I quote "Old school psychedelic warriors dish out some heavy duty proto metal blues rock that is guaranteed to fry your brain. Lovers of crazed all out guitar solos, this is your stop."
I'm very happy that this was my first stop when I discovered "Stoner Rock" - A definition that came up when I "yet again" was divin' into the psychedelic music of the late 60's and early 70's. This band is a shure hit........ Seek it out for yourself!