INVASION [2019]

Invasion John 5

Release Date:
July 31, 2019 (digital) and September 1, 2019 (physical)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: 60 Cycle Hum Records

Length: 34:39
ASIN: B07TY6PM8W

NO.
TRACK NAME
LENGTH
1
Invasion
2:10
2
I Am John 5
3:10
3
Midnight Mass
3:29
4
Zoinks!
4:22
5
Howdy
3:07
6
Crank It – Living With Ghosts
5:21
7
Cactus Flower
3:17
8
I Want It All
4:12
9
I Like The Funk
3:27
10
Constant Sorrow
2:09

JOHN 5 ON INVASION:

“It’s just music I love. I have some Bluegrass, some crazy Rock stuff, but even some EDM style music in there like if there was a DJ, but the DJ was making all the sounds by themselves with a guitar. That is kind of how I took that approach with “Crank It” and “I Am John 5.” I started getting into that, playing those songs live, and people really love it. So why not? I play what I love, it’s from the heart, and people really seem to enjoy it..”

John 5 speaking to Cryptic Rock: July 24, 2019

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ALBUM CREDITS

  • John 5 And The Creatures are:
    John 5:
     Guitars, Banjos, Mandolin
    Logan Miles Nix: Drums, Percussion
    Ian Ross: Bass
  • Photographers:
    Israel Perez
    Nikki Sixx
  • Art Director: Rohan Ocean
    All Animation: Brett Boggs
    Layout: Chris Ackerman
  • John 5: Fender, Marshall Amplification, Dean Markley, Boss, The Pick Guy
    Ian:Fender
  • Mixed, Produced and Engineered by: Barry Pointer @ Riothouse Studio
  • Drum Engineer: Josh Newell @ Infinite Spin Records
  • Mastering: Mike Wells Mastering
    Additional Guitar, Synth and Programming: Barry Pointer
    Drums on ‘I Like To Funk’: Fred Coury
    Additional Vocal on ‘I Like To Funk’: Lisa Forman
  • Special Thanks: Rita, Andres, Jeremy & Nicolle Lowery, Barry Pointer, Fred Coury, Cody from Forgotten Saints, Kevin Baltes, Mike Parker, Dirty Chavez, Emma Page, Mike Spears, Rohan Ocean.
  • Booking: TKO International – Dan Devita
    Visit Us: john-5.com

ALBUM REVIEWS

The nexus of the album is the guitar, and the use of styles and flavors to indicate the eclectic study base that has created John 5’s ability is astounding.   The technical ability can be heard by a novice to expert ear, the pace and texture remains smooth and the effect and amplification is that of a master at work. 
It is no mistake that the varying styles are supported so well by both bass and drums too, ‘Logan MilesNix‘ drops to a country feel, funk and sporadic jazz fills to weave the underground of each track as necessary, again showcasing the talent of the musicianship in the band.  ‘Ian Ross‘ gives the basslines groove and threads each sequence perfectly and uses effect subtly and yet in equity with the rest of the track.

For the full review from GoVenueMagazine.com click HERE

Not typical of other solo records where the bulk of the music is straight Rock and/or Metal, but typical of John 5 is to always add that southern twang letting the listener know where his influence blossomed from, such as the track “Howdy”, appropriately named. With some Rock-A-Billy, a hint of Psycho-Billy and some Country Blues type swings, he also adds a variety of other genres on Invasion to noodle around with. It’s plenty more Dance than anything, with light-hearted jamming allowing him to show off his virtuosity. “Crank It” proves this with the drum-n-bass beat holding steady while John 5 gives the disco track some life. On the track “Zoinks!” he and the band really go off, showing some of that versatility the entire band possesses, with lots of funk and classic rock vibration reminiscent of some Highway Star (DEEP PURPLE).

For the full review from KNAC.Com click HERE