Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Truth and Janey - "No Rest for the Wicked" 1975

Truth and Janey formed in Iowa originally in 1969, and took their name from Jeff Beck's album Truth, and member Billy Janey's last name. The original lineup included drummer John Fillingsworth, however, in roughly one year's time, he was replaced with Dennis Bruce. The rest of the band included Dennis Bunce, and Steve Bock. In 1972 they released their debut 7 inch 45 "Midnight Horseman" along with a cover of The Rolling Stones' "Under My Thumb".
The following year they released "Straight Eight Pontiac" b/w "Around and Around" on their own Driving Wheel label. By 1976, they recorded No Rest For the Wicked, which sold only 1000 copies upon it's original release. 1977 saw the release of a second album: Just a Little Bit of Magic. However, during the late 70's, they disbanded several times. Bassist Steve Bock eventually joined a group called Nowhere Fast, Billy Lee would go on to release several solo albums, and Bunce left the music business completely.

You can read a review of the band via Allmusic
Truth and Janey at facebook
Interview with Billy Lee Janey at It's Psychedelic Baby

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