Upper [Jackie Kickassis] Crust

Mr. Kickassis Drummer Jim Janota is cited as the one who first came up with the concept of the Upper Crust, and his hard-hitting (and brisk fanning between songs) propel the band during their live shows. He is the undisputed king of the 4/4 time signature, and his killer fills on song after song make it all but impossible to single any one tune out for special notice. "Cream of the Crust" rises to the top of the list with sustained bashing towards the end, and "Luncheon" features the best use of the bell of a ride cymbal since Joey Kramer recorded "Love In An Elevator."

Jim has a history of playing in bands that have left their mark on the Boston music scene. In addition to his work with the Crust, he was a member of the Bags and also played with the Lyres. When not engaged in roquing, we hear, Jim drives a delivery truck.


Please direct all enquiries to your Web serf, crust@juvalamu.com.

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