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The Jim Jones Revue, ‘Burning Your House Down’ (Punk Rock Blues)

Those still crowing that rock’n’roll is dead clearly haven’t heard this righteous London band who play frantic Jerry Lee Lewis-style piano stomp with the leering menace of late-’60s proto-punkers. Like a hellspawn hybrid of Nick Cave and Jon Spencer, the strutting, testifying, preening, hectoring Jones leads a quintet of garage lifers stinking of Vitalis and sweat through 11 turbulent originals (“Big Len” and “Elemental” chief among them). By exhuming and reanimating the past, they’ve made a forward-thinking masterpiece.