Original 1994 on Zendetta Records. VERY LIMITED EDITION!! Female fronted Melodic Bluesy Rock. Raunchy blues-based project featuring guitarist Jennifer Battern and Janis Joplin soundalike, Kali. What makes it really interesting from a commercial viewpoint is the presence of Michael Semberllo and half a dozen songs by AOR legend Jeff Paris. Think Tina Turner with balls.
The buzz on Jennifer Batten rose from the guitar underground, and the guitar magazines promptly began chronicling her savvy musicianship and highly original approach to the electric guitar in print. At one point Batten was in 6 different bands, playing everything from straight ahead rock, to metal, fusion, and funk. A major turning point came when she was selected from over one hundred guitarists to play in Michael Jackson highly skilled band which toured the world for one and a half years playing for over four and a half million people. Jennifer wasted no time after the Bad Tour grand finale, diving into work on her own album with renowned producer (and Stevie Wonder guitarist) Michael Sembello. The stunning results can be heard on the One Planet Under One Groove CD.
Jeff Paris – Vocals, Guitars, Keys, Bass
Kali – Vocals
Jennifer Batten – Guitar [Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck]
Vinnie Colaiuta – Drums [Frank Zappa, Sting, Chick Corea, Jeff Beck, Herbie Hancock, Tal Wilkenfeld, Five Peace Band, Megadeth]
Rudy Richardson – Keys, Vocals
Michael Sembello – Guitar, Keys, Bass, Vocals http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Maniac.ogg
Lars Danielson – Bass http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lars_Danielsson
- Raunchy’s blues-based project featuring guitarist Jennifer Batten and Janis Joplin soundalike, Kali. Michael Sembello and half a dozen songs by AOR legend Jeff Paris! What does it mean?
Jennifer Batten has a new band, and what a band. The former guitarist of Michael Jackson has gathered all the celebrities, and those are ahead Michael Sembello, Vinnie Colaiuta and Jeff Paris. Somewhere between Rhythm’n’Blues and Hard rock has found a songwriting potential that is at home anywhere between pop and avant-garde. The discipline of the musicians is astounding, none of these really capable people is over doing it; if a solo is necessary it will be dealt with briefly and painlessly – always in the service of the songs.
01 Boomerang 4:41
02 Hurricane 5:43
03 Shake My Faith 5:19
04 Crawl 5:05
05 Between Love & A Heartache 3:55
06 You’re Not In Kansas Anymore 4:25
07 Girl On A Chain 4:44
08 Givin ‘You Back Thing Blues 5:51
09 Keep On Lovin’ Me Baby 5:29
10 I’ve Got My Mojo Working 4:15
11 Snakes In The Grass 4:59
12Loose Cannon 3:22
13 Never Gonna Fall In Love 4:15Total Time : 01:02:42
- Genre : AOR, Blues Rock
• Kali – Vocals
• Jeff Paris – Vocals, Guitars, Keys, Bass
• Jennifer Batten – Guitar
• Michael Sembello – Guitar, Keys, Bass, Vocals
• Lars Danielson – Bass
• Rudy Richardson – Keys, Vocals
• Vinnie Colaiuta – Drums
Raunchy blues-based project featuring guitarist Jennifer Batten and Janis Joplin soundalike, Kali. What makes it really interesting from a commercial viewpoint is the presence of Michael Sembello and half a dozen songs by AOR legend Jeff Paris!