Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Classically Martin: Johnny Diesel & The Injectors

Johnny Diesel & the Injectors -  Johnny Diesel & the Injectors

Again, it all started by seeing one video that wasn't really played often. It was for the single "Don't Need Love" off their debut album. Australia's late 80's act Johnny Diesel & The Injectors were led by a brilliant guitarist/vocalist named Mark Lizotte (who also recorded as Diesel.) This beautiful album is the bar that I judge Blues/Rock groups by. It includes an amazing cover of "Since I Fell For You" that I personally believe has no equal. Might as well start with the video for that one (oddly enough the only version I could find on YouTube had scenes from the Dr. Who spin-off Torchwood.)

Upon searching for videos for the songs on YouTube, I had no idea that so many were used to express a gay relationship. I can see why though. These are powerful and intense performances. The previous video alluded to a relationship between characters of a show I have been recording but haven't watched yet and this following one does something similar (between twin brothers) from an anime series. It might be more worthwhile to open another tab or browser and listen to the song in the background... or even close your eyes. "Don't Need Love" don't need no stinkin' video.

Lastly, as a shot of testosterone, you get to see a more recent live performance of "Looking For Love" (all 3 songs posted here are from the same album.) Lizotte has actually been honored as one of Australia's most revered guitarists. Heck, I wish they had more of his real videos to show you. But, well worth searching for a copy of this self-titled release (pictured at the start of this post.)


Anonymous said...

Great sound. I like that blues/rock sound, it reminds me of bands I listened to late 70's, very early 80's.

BeckEye said...

People will post ANYTHING to YouTube. I found a video on there set to Squeeze's "Heaven Knows" that was a "story" created by the person about their Sim characters. There are days when I feel like I spend too much time on the computer and then there are days when I feel happy that I obviously don't spend THAT much time there. :)

BeckEye said...

BTW, that song "Don't Need Love" sounds vaguely familiar but I'm not sure if I've ever heard it. It's good though! Love the voice, the bass line and the sax.

LoraLoo said...

Yeah, this blues rock sound is awesome. I don't remember this band at all, thanks for sharing it!