This Gunne is loaded

Jo Jo Gunne delivers rock with panache

Jo Jo Gunne
JO JO GUNNE

(Collector's Choice)

Formed by two refugees from the SoCal psychedelic band Spirit, Jay Ferguson and Mark Andes, Jo Jo Gunne made the kind of untethered-to-genre rock 'n' roll that's all but impossible these days. The band retained some hippie-era stylistic residue but had a foundation in boogie and blues, with respectable guitar solos lacing through most of the tunes. In many regards, this type of band was a dime a dozen in the early '70s; Jo Jo Gunne set itself apart by the quality of its material — "Run Run Run" is a hooky slice of bouncy power-pop — as well as Ferguson's likeable vocals.