The Joneses Keeping Up With the Joneses

The Joneses Keeping Up With the Joneses

Infected with elegantly wasted fixations and the paradoxical decadence of urban decay, the Joneses were a powerhouse of rough-hewn charisma and fierce charm of such calibre that they are easily placed alongside the likes of the New York Dolls. Formed in the ’80s, the Joneses’ legacy is now a little more complete with the reissue of Keeping Up With the Joneses, an album of phenomenal velocity and grit that was a rarity until now. "Ms. 714” is a heated track full of rollicking energy that brings to mind the sensibilities of Vancouver punks the Modernettes and shows glimpses of an Eddie Cochran influence. "Chip Away the Stone” is a street-smart explosion, while "She’s So Filthy” is a testament to the trash rock moniker that the Joneses were so often stamped with. Somehow, the Joneses managed to cram more sex, drugs and rock’n’roll in this 30-minute album than most cities see on a Saturday night. (Full Breach Kicks)