John Wilkes Booze / Five Pillars of Soul
Album: Five Pillars of Soul   Collection:General
Artist:John Wilkes Booze   Added:May 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-07-26 Pull Date: 2004-09-26
Week Ending: Sep 26 Sep 12 Sep 5 Aug 29 Aug 22 Aug 15 Aug 8 Aug 1
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 29, 2004: Mr. Sparkle Challenge
See Though Sound
4. Sep 06, 2004: Cleanup on Aisle You
Sweetback's Gonna Make It
2. Sep 27, 2004: Cleanup on Aisle Goodbye
See Though Sound
5. Aug 30, 2004: Cleanup on Aisle You
Sweetback's Gonna Make It
3. Sep 20, 2004: Cleanup on Aisle ROCKThe F*** OUT
Watch Out
6. Aug 25, 2004: mr. sparkle challenge
See Though Sound

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-07-22

Messy, noisy swamp glam rock, fuck yeah! This is a greatest hits culled from 5 concept albums about pillars of soul Melvin Van Peebles, Albert Ayler, Patty Hearst, Marc Bolan & Yoko Ono. Androgynous glam vocals (it’s a man, baby!) over bluesy rock n roll.. maybe the bastard child of Bolan and Ono fronting the JSBX ? This set features mostly straight up rockers, but there’s a few trippy cultish chants thrown in to round it out. The best part is that this isn’t some hipster put-on (though it does seem that way at first).. don’t miss the history in the liner notes. A few FCCs scattered around, but they’re quick and fairly easy to cut out.

*1. Rawk, one of the better songs – FCC: sez “motherfucker” around (-0:25)
*2. More rockin about Yoko Ono
3. Strange psychedelic chant
*4. Screaming rock – FCC: quick “fuck”around (-1:28)
5. Mellow barroom piano ballad
*6. Swampy rocker with spoken breakdown
*7. Ayler tribute in rock and roll
8. Straight rock with stream of consciousness lyrics
9. Trippy singalong, now drink your kool-aid. – FCC: quick “bullshit” in intro sample
**10. All praise Yoko!
*11. “Death to the fascist insects” around the campfire
**12. Noisy epic
13. Strange late-night studio clatter – FCCs

Ben B 7/20/04

Track Listing
1. Sweetback's Gonna Make It   7. They Don't Like Me in this
2. See Though Sound   8. People's Songbook
3. Butcher's Tale   9. Academy Flight Song
4. White Guilt   10. Yoko Save Rock'n'roll
5. Marc Bolan Makes Me Want to   11. Meanwhile, at the Hideout
6. Watch Out   12. Spotlight
  13. Until Your Head Is Gone