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BLOMP! Official Press Release

In-your-face bassist, Doug Johns, announces the full release of BLOMP! 

BLOMP! hits you with ten greasy tracks, each armed with a fresh approach and Doug Johns’ unique brand of superfunky music.  Returning artists Kenny Anderson (horns), Oz Noy (guitar) and Otmaro Ruiz (keys) enforce Johns’ signature compositional flavor, while newcomer JSimms (drums) keeps the groove deep in the pocket with a magnetic new energy.

“I’ve loved producing all four of my CDs,” says bassist Johns, “but I can honestly say that BLOMP! was the most fun to create. I’m grateful that I’ve evolved to this new place as an artist where it’s okay to write music that makes me laugh, cry, or even talk gibberish. This CD is more of ‘me’ than anything I’ve ever put out there.”

BLOMP! showcases Doug Johns’ alluring combination of intuitive songwriting and raw, transcendent bass technique. “Speak in Tongues” opens the CD with an almost-eerie nod to that classic fusion sound, with finger-twisting chords wrapped around enduring horn lines. Doug’s all-bass treatment promises you’ll never think of the rock and roll anthem, “Godzilla,” the same way again, and track 8’s “For Andy” is unparalleled as a solo bass piece: Wild, passionate, and intensely exposed.  Press Release_Doug Johns BLOMP                                     

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One Response to BLOMP! Official Press Release

  1. Andy says:

    I have now had a chance to listen to the whole Album often and loud. It is a considerable change from the previous 3 but still has that Greasy feel to it. I spoke with Doug today congratulating him on yet another fantastic album so he asked me to post my comments and review from the Land Down Under.

    When Stank came out I thought this was just the best thing Doug had done. Wrong. He surprises again with a completely new sound but with that characteristic Funk. JSimms demonstrates why Doug was so enthusiatic about their partnership and holds down the groove like only he can do. The brass and vocals on Ya Gotta Get Up Early is what Doug does so well but my favourite is…BLOMP which has that James Brown feel but just rocks big time but there again maybe Godzilla is my favourite. Get out and download or buy the physical CD and do yourself a great favour. This guy is the current Lord of Funk. I can’t wait for his Hendrix Tribute Album. Can you imagine what Doug will do to interpret that.
    Doug Rocks.

    Andy

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