State of Mind

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

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 video was filmed and produced in Toronto by Philip Mellows and the Players Film Company, in 1999.
Neil Grieve finished the editing in Los Angeles.
I was filmed on the roof of the old Edge Hotel, and at various sites around downtown Toronto.

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

One Hand Clapping – Wings

May 26th, 2017 § Comments Off on One Hand Clapping – Wings § permalink

The 1974 Documentary of Paul McCartney’s Wings recording Live in EMI Studios, Abbey Road. Great band!

Karen Hendrix – Say You’ll Stay Forever (1983 song demo)

May 25th, 2017 § Comments Off on Karen Hendrix – Say You’ll Stay Forever (1983 song demo) § permalink

The official Karen Hendrix, Mark Baker, John Jones, songwriting demo of “Say You’ll Stay“, from ESP Studios, Buttonville, 1983.

The machines and the humans. Fairlight CMI, etc. All vocals Karen. Mark on main acoustic guitar. Performed, programmed, recorded and produced, by yours truly.

Say You’ll Stay was a top ten song in 1985 for Priscilla Wright, in Canada, produced by one of my mentors, the legendary Jack Richardson!

©1983-2017_john_jones_music

John Jones Music Spotify Playlist

May 24th, 2017 § Comments Off on John Jones Music Spotify Playlist § permalink

Here is a Spotify playlist of my Solo albums.

All Vocals and instruments by John Jones, Drums by Steve Ferrone – black n white (2009), One Moment in Time (1998 – mixed by Stuart Breed), and my five, solo, songwriting, demo, albums (1992-1995), on Spotify. In reverse chronology.

Terry McDermott – new e.p. pre-order

May 17th, 2017 § Comments Off on Terry McDermott – new e.p. pre-order § permalink

Terry McDermott

Terry, Island Styles, Todd Burman, and yours truly, have started recording Terry’s new E.P.!

Please click on the Pledge Music LINK and pre-order it, which will help us to fund the production, and the marketing. In return you will receive some cool free stuff!

Happy Birthday Steve Ferrone & Ken Basman!

April 25th, 2017 § Comments Off on Happy Birthday Steve Ferrone & Ken Basman! § permalink

All the best wishes and love to my loyal friend, Steve Ferrone. Happy Birthday Steve!

John and Steve

John and Steve

My English/American big brother Stephen, has been a major part of my life since 1991, when we first met in London, during the drum recording session for Ordinary World. Since then, we have been friends and worked together for half of my life, including our years together at Drumroll studios in Burbank in the 00’s!


 

It is also my long time school friend and music partner Ken Basman’s birthday. Sending love to the Basman’s, and to all of Ken’s friends. Missing Ken very much!

John and Ken

John and Ken

Pussy Cats

April 15th, 2017 § Comments Off on Pussy Cats § permalink

“John Lennon and Harry Nilsson having a fit in L.A., yes.”

And yet, beautiful music despite the drama!

Produced by John Lennon.

Sir Thomas Nordegg Interview

April 15th, 2017 § Comments Off on Sir Thomas Nordegg Interview § permalink

Some inside information from my colleague and brother, about the cutting edge of guitar land!

Frank and Stevie

April 11th, 2017 § Comments Off on Frank and Stevie § permalink

Songs of 1994-1995 (new album)

March 31st, 2017 § Comments Off on Songs of 1994-1995 (new album) § permalink

I’ve managed to let go of another bunch of song-writing demos;

Songs of 1994 – 1995 by john jones – on CDbaby