Unreleased underground Texas hard rock from 1975 releases for the first time anywhere, anytime! Heavy grooves with dense, layered guitars and Deep Purple/Black Sabbath style vocals from bassist T.J. Sanders. Honest John was a band that meant business at a time when most bands were softening their sound for radio. Not these guys! Honest John did release an extremely rare 7" on the Baron label: slinky track "Brighter Day" b/w the chunky and hard driving "Face the Crowd"; but that was all that ever emerged from the sessions until now.
It was in fact all the world knew of Honest John, aside from folks blown away by hearing them on tour in Texas playing frat parties, bars, military bases, and sleazy rock clubs in the early 1970's. Honest John's Sailor is a living, breathing tribute to Ottis Coleman, who should have long ago been celebrated as a true Texas guitar great. Features Coleman's stellar guitar and engineered by future Mojave Audio honcho and key figure in '70's rock in Houston, Dusty Wakeman. Coleman and Wakeman both later joined Houston blues rockers Buzz Bone, which featured Dan Mitchell and Tom Moore post-Moving Sidewalks.
But it has always been the Honest John sessions that they longed to have released. Lion Productions proudly presents the album Honest John always wanted to release, at long long last. Sourced from the original master tapes and housed in a deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket. A definitive statement of heaviness!