The J.J. Paradise Players Club – Players Club (CD)
Players Club got together in Brooklyn, 1999. Each of the four guys were playing in other bands—guitarist Joel Hamilton in Shiner and Glazed Baby; bassist Dave Curran in Unsane; drummer and namesake Jim J. Paradise in Kill Van Kull with singer Cooper. (Those are the main bands—you’ll also find such bands as Book of Knots, Get On Get On, Made Out Babies, Die 116 and Glazed Baby on their resumes). The idea was simple: let’s start a band and play.
Where other bands were only too happy to slip into a category and work within its constraints, the J.J. Paradise Players Club—as they were initially known, desired boundless simplicity: they wanted to make their music, their way but keep that definition dynamic, ever-changing.