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Some heavy rock n roll from Italy.....really good
stuff here. I don't have the whole catalogue thus no "best ever", sorry (hey even I have STANDARDS!), but I have three of the four, and they are pretty much of the kick-ass variety!

OJM are vocalist David Martin, drummer Max, guitarist Andrew Pozzey, and bassist/keyboardist Stefano Paski......they meld together heavy, MC-5ish guitars and psychedelic touches, if they were here in the USA we wouldn't hesitate to call them "stoner rock", but for whatever reason they seem to avoid that "badge of honor".

Thier debut album "Heavy" came to us in 2002, it's a VERY good one for lovers of heavy/stoner rock, the highlight being "The Sleeper", but there is a ton of good stuff here, a fine and deserving debut and frankly, I'm a little puzzled as to why it is not a bit more well known.

Thier secod disc "The Light Album:" is the one I can't locate, I've never heard it or seen one, and would love some help with this one....so, the next proper album I have is number #3, 2007's "Under the Thunder" which has significance to me because that was the very title of my radio show back in the late 1970's-80's......it's a good album, not as good as "Heavy" IMO, but not bad...."Stoned Love", "Give Me Your Money", "Everything Can Be Magic".....nice Italian-tinged stoner rock, reminiscent of maybe Nebula and Josiah, with touches of plain old rock n roll trash, such as the Stooges and even the Datsuns. Worthwhile album.

The most recent set I have from these Goombas is "Volcanao", form 2010, which is possibly their best work....rocking from word go, with a bit more rage than before, "Welcome", "Venus", "Cocksucker" and more drive the point home. This album rocks, and these guys should be more famous that they are, even in stoner circles....I'm guessing these are NOT the type of fellows to whine and cry about being featured here, I HOPE they realize I am trying to gain more exposure for their hard rocking band!

HEAVY-01 The Sleeper/02 Revelations/03 You Come/04 TV Eye/05 Mix Up!/06 As I Know/07 Strange Dreams/08 Follow My Leader/09 Theorum/10 Rumor Den

UNDER THE THUNDER-01 Everything Can Be Magic/02 Sixties/03 I'm Not an American/04 Stoned Love/05 Dirty Nights/06 Give Me Your Money/07 Lonelyness/08 Starshine/09 Spread Me/10 MCI/11 I Got Time/12 Starshine

VOLCANO-01 Welcome/02 Venus/03 Rainbow/04 Ocean's Heart/05 Wolf/06 I'll Be Long/07 Cocksucker/08 Disorder/09 Escort/10 2012


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