#127: JR EWING - “integritas.consonantia.claritas.”
for me JR EWING was a “live-band”. their shows - i’ve seen them at least three times (#1 “emo is evil”-festival at kafe kult in munich, #2 tüwi in vienna, #3 together with PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES at the chelsea in vienna) - were awesome. every single one. but i never listened to their records that much. and i don’t know why, actually. this 7” is very, very good! it reminds me a lot of DEADGUY, KISS IT GOODBYE and the late REFUSED. still some of my favourite hardcore-bands of all time.
there are four songs on “integritas.consonantia.claritas”. the lyrics-sheet even says: “integritas.consonantia.claritas - ad pulcritudinem tria requiuntur” (“three things are needed for beauty: wholeness, harmony and radiance” - actually it should be requiruntur. thanks to google for that, i never learned latin in school). it seems that JR EWING never took themselves too seriously. one of the best qualities of a band.
with the references given, you know how JR EWING sound like anyway. a very chaotic and tense sound with a strong voice. the lyrics to “hate me tender” are based on the song “love me tender” by ELVIS PRESLEY. but they are very hard to understand.
my lyric-sheet is hand-numbered, by the way. it says “2nd press 234/500”.