Tour Photo Diary: On the Road With the Jim Jones Revue

On their second album, Burning Down Your House, the Jim Jones Revue serve up rattling piano riffs, hoarsely shouted vocals, and a furious, boogie-woogie energy that plays like a hell-raising mix of Jerry Lee Lewis and the MC5. After playing to packed crowds of true believers in their native London, the six-man outfit took to the road, where they've been spreading the gospel of old-school rock and roll. Here, lead guitarist Rupert Orton gives you an exclusive glimpse at their freewheeling life, from boot fittings in Northampton to sunlit nights in the Arctic Circle.

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Right:The thing of interest here is, this picture was taken at one o'clock in the morning. It's that close to the Arctic Circle. We'd be coming back from playing the festival at midnight, and there'd be all these people in the street getting really drunk. Normally you've got the cloak of darkness to hide a multitude of sins, but here, people are singing and shouting right in front of your face. It's surreal.

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By Christopher Ross

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