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Get Steady

Jonny Lives!

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Not to be confused with an EP of the same name (and released the same year), "Get Steady" is the full-length debut by the New York City quartet, Jonny Lives. Usually when a new band offers an EP before a full-length, a few non-album tracks will be featured. But this turns out not to be the case with the "Get Steady" full-length, as all of the EP's five tracks are included — making the earlier release completely obsolete. Either way, the highlights of the EP also turn out to be the highlights here — singer/guitarist/songwriter Jonny Dubowsky lists classic British Invasion bands as his prime influence, but Weezer automatically comes to mind with such tracks as "Get Steady" and especially "Lost My Mind." Elsewhere, "Diamonds and Roses" sounds like a more polished New York Dolls tune, while several special guests drop by to lend a hand — the Strokes' Nick Valensi, the Mooney Suzuki's Sammy James, Jr., and Fountains of Wayne's Jody Porter. In the early 21st century pop-punk friendly climate, Jonny Lives has no problem fitting in — despite assuming a slightly more sophisticated angle than their sing-songy competition.

Customer Reviews

Good new artist band

A beach/outdoor party CD :)


not bad


Formed: New York, NY

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s

Hailing from the streets of New York's Lower East Side, Jonny Lives! birthed from the same scene as bands like the Strokes, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, and the Mooney Suzuki, combining garage rock elements with musical cues taken from Brit-pop and the '60s and '70s N.Y.C. punk scene to produce their own anthemic soundtrack to the city nightlife. Boasting a love of the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, and the Who, vocalist/guitarist Jonny Dubowsky — who graduated with honors from NYU in literature...
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