Look at these guys, they’re smokin’. Yeah man, all sitting on the stoop showing off different ways of smokin’ tabs. There’s the Inside The Hand hardened smoker style (with added frown); the Between The Fingers learner smoker (exhaling through the mouth, not taking it down); and Pout Your Lips (and leave hanging for the photo). These are John The Conqueror, they’re the men, they’re aged 21, and they’re gonna make all you pretty women stand in line. Oh yeah baby, smokin’. Musically – and it took me a long time to summon up the enthusiasm to play it - bluesy bar room rock by numbers. It isn't entirely dreadful - if you like that kinda thing - and The Black Crowesy “Time To Go” is listenable but I’d rather stub cigarettes out on my arm than hear the album again.
John The Conqueror is released on Alive Records.