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Sounds Like: Black Sabbath, The Von Bondies, The Jimi Hendrix Experience Official Page, The Doors, Tommy Bolin
Label: Blue FX Records
Bio: Discovered Jimi Hendrix when I was four years old and the rest as they say, was history. Couldn't play sports well, was socially awkward as a kid. Thought there was something cool about about hippies and their music. So I looked up to musicians, especially ones who died young and left behind lega...See Full Bio
“ IAN JAMES Grand Delusions 10 tracks It would be fitting to describe Lowell native Ian James as an anti-conformist in that he is going to do what he wants to do, however exotic to listeners, a characteristic that is hugely commendable. The self-proclaimed “bastard child of Jimi Hendrix and Boba Fett” is experimentation personified, and Grand Delusions finds James coming out from behind the curtain of his instrumental work to further push the musical boundaries while challenging our preconceived notions, one track at a time. It is here that the one-man-band and producer showcases a voice and guitar full of personality and grit amid a gripping, raw arrangement of sound and effect that is at times reminiscent of Franz Ferdinand and Interpol (“In Your Spell,” “Alone and Grey,” “Living High and Running Fast”). This is a record that screams confidence, and it is refreshing to witness an artist creating purely for the sake of creating. (Julia R. DeStefano)”