State of Mind – John Jones

June 11th, 2017 § Comments Off on State of Mind – John Jones § permalink

The State of Mind video was filmed in Toronto in June, 1997, and produced by my brother, the late Philip Mellows, and the Players Film Company.
Neil Grieve did the final editing in Culver City.

I was filmed on the roof of the old Edge Hotel, and at various sites in downtown Toronto. Neil added a couple of snaps of Beverly Hills.

I wrote State of Mind in August 1992, during the lull between the destruction of Iraq. How can anybody live life in a war zone?

The demo was recorded in England in 1992, and in 1996 we overdubbed Richard, and Steve (recorded by Stuart), Michael (at his studio), and then Stuart mixed it at Music Grinder in Hollywood.

State of Mind, written by John Jones.
guitars keys and vocals by John Jones
drums by Steve Ferrone
percussion by Richard Martinez
slide guitar by Michael Thompson
Engineered and Mixed by Stuart Breed and John Jones.
Recorded in Hollywood California, at the treehouse in the Dell, and at the Record Plant. Mixed at the Music Grinder, Hollywood. Mastering by Stephen Marcussen

Recording in another Language

March 30th, 2017 § Comments Off on Recording in another Language § permalink

Well, we’ve both been scolded for our “foreign language” versions of these two tracks.

Ring of Fire in Spanish by Johnny Cash

State of Mind (with new lyrics by I.&.R. Bastien) in French by john jones

Here is a nice article on other musicians who have crossed the divide – From David Bowie To Charli XCX, 10 Artists Who’ve Recorded Songs In Another Language

Be True To Yourself

March 21st, 2017 § Comments Off on Be True To Yourself § permalink

In this time of uncertainty, Be true To Yourself!

Dwyer & Jones track

February 5th, 2017 § Comments Off on Dwyer & Jones track § permalink

My buddy and groove-mate, Mark Dwyer, led the production of my song, Never Let Us Go, which was recorded in Hammerwood:


Never Let Us Go – John Jones – Songs of 1992

What Happened to Do Unto Others?

July 10th, 2016 § Comments Off on What Happened to Do Unto Others? § permalink

You Make Me Want To Cry – (Godley & Creme)

Really low volume – careful! Followed by some awesome 80’s songs!

Is there a human right to sustenance?

April 23rd, 2016 § Comments Off on Is there a human right to sustenance? § permalink


Charles Jones (University of Western Ontario)

My brother Charles Jones, putting planet Earth in perspective.