Jump – Down Three Times

One of Jump’s best songs. The story of John Henry, one of Jump frontman John Dexter Jones’ ancestors. A merchant seaman during World War One, he survived three sinkings, but never recovered from the trauma. He ended up as a beachcomber, haunted by memories.

Jump get labelled as prog, but despite John Dexter Jones having something in common with Fish in terms of vocal delivery, they’re not really a prog band. Despite being an electric rock band, they’ve got more in common with folk, especially the storytelling lyrical style.

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3 Responses to Jump – Down Three Times

  1. Archangel says:

    I clicked on this and it played the whole album, not just one song.

    I recall enjoying Jump’s set at the Cambridge Rock Festival a few years ago, and recognised some of the songs from that occasion.

  2. Tim Hall says:

    Seen them live quite a few times now; they’ve supported Panic Room at least twice, and they’re festival regulars.

  3. Synthetase says:

    I like that sound, but could do without the high-end distortion of the streaming service. Might have to buy this one.