JPT Scare Band

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JPT Scare Band
Origin Kansas City, Missouri
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal, psychedelic rock, acid rock, [1] blues rock
Years active1973-present
MembersTerry Swope
Paul Grigsby
Jeff Littrell

JPT Scare Band is an American rock band. It took its name from its members first initials and their "scary" acid rock sound. Although the band did not release their first album until the early 1990s, they had formed in the early 1970s and made numerous recordings on a reel to reel tape deck in a basement. [1]

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.

Songs from the album, Sleeping Sickness, went into fairly heavy rotation on FM stations WFMU and WNYU in New York, [2] [3] [4] [5] which played a major role in dredging JPT up from the depths of total obscurity. The band was featured in an article in the March 2007 issue of Classic Rock Magazine titled, "The Lost Pioneers of Heavy Metal". [6]

<i>Classic Rock</i> (magazine) Magazine

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Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.

In 2010, Rhapsody (online music service) called their album Past is Prologue one of the best "proto-metal" albums of all time. [7]

The three original members of the band are still active, having released two albums on their own Kung Bomar Records label. [8] A third album was released on the Kung Bomar label, Halloween of 2009, called Rumdum Daddy. [9]

The band signed a contract with new indie label, Ripple Music in January 2010. The first album released by Ripple in June 2010 was a new album titled, Acid Blues Is The White Man's Burden. [10]

Ripple Music is a California-based independent record label founded in 2010 by Todd Severin and John Rancik. The company encompasses a record label, a music publishing business, a marketing, promotion and sales team, and a Distribution for independent heavy metal bands .[1]

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