Hook: (Noun) A hook is a musical idea, often a short riff, passage, or phrase, that is used in popular music to make a song appealing and to “catch the ear of the listener”.
Let’s talk about something missing from much of today’s rock music: A HOOK! Something that sticks in your head and rattles in your bones.
I have long been a big fan of ‘the hook’. To many of us, much of today’s rock, even if raw and emotive, can lack that earworm quality of rock and rolls heyday. I’m really not certain as to the reason for this. Perhaps music snobs equate infectious rock songs with ‘selling out’ or sounding ‘too contrived’. The Jones tries to strike a balance between cool and catchy. A mix that many of my own rock and roll heroes of the Golden Age of classic rock such as The Stones, T-Rex and Aerosmith did as well as others like Jet, The Hives, The Black Keys or more recently Greta Van Fleet.
Our latest album ‘Exploder’, as well as our debut album, ‘Brass Knuckle Belt Buckle’ are loaded with such gritty, groove oriented hooks.
As a SPECIAL THANK YOU for checking out The Jones, we would like to give you ANOTHER FREE SINGLE DOWNLOAD, this one from our debut album, the slinky, punchy rocker ‘Crash ’77‘. Simply click the link here to download the track.
If you like the track, you might also consider checking out The Jones’ albums by clicking here. Real deal, gritty rock and roll tunes that will stick with you the way that real rock should. A couple of twelve packs that pack a punch and at ten bucks a crack it’s a smart bet.