In 1995 F.H.J decided to cut the crap and get down to the business of playing blues based rock the way they heard it in their punk and classic rock infested heads. Thus, the Glass City’s finest band, Five Horse Johnson, was formed. The band came flying out of the gates like Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. They quickly found themselves sharing the stage with the likes of Big Jack Johnson and War after just two weeks of being a band; that is just how long it took FHJ to put together their first set. Their next several years were spent in the dingy little clubs of America honing their craft. Since then, with the addition of Mike Alonso on the drums back in 2000 (their fifth and final drummer by the way), FHJâs hard acid blues has made the band critical darlings, one of the most talked about acts among everyone from NYC hipsters, to the tattooed boogie rockers of Austin, TX. Not to mention Europe, where they seem to be received with open arms in just about every city and country that they roll into. They have played with an astonishing array (not to mention number) of bands; a long list that includes Raging Slab, Thornetta Davis, Southern Culture On The Skids, Big Sugar, Hubert Sumlin, Junior Kimbrough, and R.L. Burnside. More recently they have shared stages with Clutch, Deep Purple, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nebula, Robin Trower, Jesus Lizard, Cheap Trick, Johnny Winter, Iggy Pop, Atomic Bitchwax, Bad Company, Queens Of The Stone Age, Nashville Pussy, Monster Magnet, Alabama Thunderpussy and have become one of the leading lights in what some people refer to as the new underground rock movement. Their live show has always been intense, but after 800+ shows, it has become a runaway freight train, period.
5.0 out of 5 stars a must have for fans of hard blues rock,
This band rocks. Man this band rocks if you like zeppelin get this album if you like grand funk railroad get this album better yet buy all their albums. They have 4 available if you like hard blues these guys are a must have. It just goes to show you the state of the music business when a band like this does not have a major label deal.
5.0 out of 5 stars hard rocking blues band,
If you are into the blues buy this CD. Influences of ZZ TOP, Foghat, and some George therogood are all over this one.Cant say there a bad song on here.If you like hard working blues band ,pick this one up.
Songs on this CD: 1. Lightning When I Need 2. Fly Back Home 3. So Low 4. She Don’t Know 5. Sermons In The Yard 6. Say We Can 7. Bleachin’ Bones 8. Climb Right Through 9. I Cried 10. Dead Language