'Truly Some of the Most Brilliant and Disturbed Guitar Playing on Record.' Who in the freaking hell is this band, JPT Scare Band? Some kind of American mystery band from the 1970s who are putting out new CDs in the 21st century. Why has no one ever heard of these guys? Who are they? Over the years, they have managed to progress from completely unknown to painfully obscure. The band was featured in an article in the March 2007 issue of Classic Rock Magazine titled, 'Lost Pioneers of Heavy Metal' in which they were included in the same exalted company with Iron Butterfly, Bloodrock and Leafhound. The boyz in the band have never really considered themselves as heavy metal, but they will take any positive press that they can get. In spite of everything... they are still together, with the original lineup intact. While still making meaningful music in the 21st century, this veteran group of jammers is also proud of their vast legacy of classic twisted insanity recorded back in olden analogue times. Here and there, in odd corners of the world, growing numbers of those who love the old school, guitar crazy blues rock somehow have become aware of the existence of JPT. In June of 2010, the JPT Scare Band CD, Past Is Prologue, made the list of 10 Essential Proto Metal Albums on the Classic Rock Crate Digger blog on the Rhapsody digital download site. The other 9 bands on the list are Vanilla Fudge, Jeff Beck, Deep Purple, Blue Oyster Cult, Judas Priest, Rainbow, Uriah Heep, the Scorpions and Blue Cheer. 'If vintage proto-metal is ...your thing, then here are 10 essential albums that will blow your doors clear off.' The members of JPT are extremely proud of the fact that their first two albums were released on vinyl only. Good luck finding a copy, as they are both long out of print. Their first CD, Sleeping Sickness, was originally released on Monster Records and featured tracks from the two vinyl albums. Sadly, Monster Records imploded and their web site simply vanished into thin air due to heavy craziness and the suicide of one of the founding partners. The Sleeping Sickness CD was out of print for many years. The band reissued the Sleeping Sickness CD in 2009 on their own Kung Bomar Records label and it is available here at CDBaby. Their Past Is Prologue, Jamm Vapour and Acid Blues Is The White Man's Burden CDs are still in print and are available at CD Baby. The Acid Blues album is also available as a double 12' vinyl LP set with two extra bonus tracks. JCR Music News handles European distribution from Paris. JPT Scare Band tunes and albums are also available for download from CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon and other digital download sites. The basic tracks for Rumdum Daddy began their life in Studio A at Berry Music Group in midtown Kansas City, Missouri in May 2004. Since then, the boyz have been tweaking and adding and subtracting and overdubbing and underdubbing and they finally finished the damned thing and released it on October 31, 2009. This CD showcases the demented guitar madness of Terry Swope, with the the rhythm section of bassist Paul Grigsby and drummer Jeff Littrell, locked into their normal mode of telepathic tightness. This is old school guitar rock fast forwarded into the 21st century. So... turn on, tune in and take a little trip with JPT Scare Band... Reviews of the Rumdum Daddy CD: The Obelisk.com 'JPT Scare Band also sound more truly authentic to their '70s beginnings and, on their latest album, RumDum Daddy (released through their own Kung Bomar Records), they capture a classic spirit of improvisation across several jams the likes of which even the most freewheeling of guitar gods from those mythical days of acid rock wouldn't dare attempt in this century. ' Ray'sRealm.blogspot.com '... this seething, scorching ass-plastering vile of aural butt-kick... like all the absolute greats, they have evolved without compromising their roots in the least. I mean, dude...and I mean, DUDE!!! Check out the first 3 cuts here as the "Rumdum..." begins to flow. Right off the bat, we see the development of JPT SCARE. "You Don't Wanna Know" has the kind of balladic emotions you remember from Zep classics like "The Rain Song," fueled by Swope's smooth, overlooked vocals. Listen then, at around 2:10 to how Terry begins to draw you in with his lyrical and gorgeous soloing. He begins it in such a melodic fashion and then somehow by around 4:00 is tearing your face off and you can't figure out how he did it. "Rat Poison For The Soul," besides having a simply bad-assed title throws down the hard-rock riff gauntlet to anything ever concocted by God-figures like West or Montrose. The title cut itself once again sees the band delving into new areas of overdubbed guitar lines, but similar to a master like Page on "Physical Graffiti," rather than diluting the heaviness, an even richer and more expansive tapestry is woven. And then, in glorious JPT SCARE BAND style, we go down the rabbit hole! "Intro/E Minor Exploration/Theme From The Monster's Holiday" weighing in at just under 14 minutes is jam-time supreme! This is Jeff, Paul and Terry taking it to your ears the way Bill, Geezer and Tony did on Side Two of "Black Sabbath." It's the way Pagey did every time he dove into the massive seas of "Dazed & Confused" live and it's the way Trower had his "Daydream." It also indicates just how these guys have evolved, the depth of their work, in the way they can slip back into their old clothes without ever skipping a beat and without ever disrupting their expansion as a group...move outward, think inward, it all works. And so follow the twin 9 ½ minute monsters, "I've Been Waiting" and "Bit Of A Minor Jamm" (clever muthas!), living & breathing epics of pure heavy psych nirvana. It all comes to a close in the short (5:43!!) "Bookends Jamm," a keg-o-dynamite microcosm of all that has become JPT SCARE BAND to this day: lethal 3-piece smolder, segueing in and out of simply haunting layers of melody. Without any doubt, "Rumdum Daddy" is a mandatory piece of listening for anybody reading Raysrealm. And, so is the new re-issue of the should-be-legendary "Sleeping Sickness." The choice is not your's, I've made it for you. You simply must buy. Now. Scarey Good!'