Jesus Was Homeless
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Jesus Was Homeless

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"Jesus Was Homeless: Melting"

Scritto da Massimo Garofalo
30 dicembre 2008

Jesus Was Homeless
(Cds, O.B.E., 2008)

Jesus Was Homeless, un progetto sin da subito a vocazione internazionale e con un pedigree importante.

La loro musica, infatti, è nata durante un viaggio negli States, è già uscita in Giappone, è pubblicata da un’etichetta a vocazione extraterritoriale e (finalmente) ora arriva anche da noi.

I JWH hanno un background importante, dicevamo. In formazione infatti troviamo Tiziano (ex Mary Go Round), Amorosi (ex Goblin e Daemonia) e Maruko (degli XP8).

Curriculum a parte, questo Ep d’assaggio dell’album The Landing, che dovrebbe già essere uscito, fa tastare bene il polso alla cifra stilistica della band. Che è di chiara matrice americana, anche se non solo, e che manderà in brodo di giuggiole tutti gli appassionati del tanto vituperato “emo”.

In particolare, a parte le influenze da band come Simple Plan e dintorni, i JWH ci sanno davvero fare, da professionisti navigati quali sono, organizzando un produzione perfetta, incisa e postprodotta ad arte.

Le canzoni … ci sono. Hanno un forte appeal radiofonico, energetiche al punto giusto, sempre attente alla melodia. Quello che manca è, ahimè, come troppo spesso accade in questo genere di operazioni, la volontà di staccarsi dagli steccati alzati attoprno a un genere, l’emo appunto, che si sta già avvitando su se stesso.
La nonna, che non sbaglia mai, diceva: se son rose fioriranno. -


The Landing: full length CD produced by OBE Records and released by Halftonic in Japan/Asia (2008).
The Landing: worldwide digital distribution by Believe digital (2009).
Melting: single CD released by OBE Records in Italy, airplayed by Virgin Radio FM (2009).
Melting: music video on rotation on All Music TV, Rock TV (2009)



Jesus Was Homeless is a project born on the road during a round trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco. A trip originated from a desire to feel alive again. A travel where freedom of movement became freedom of expression, where the diverse artistic, cultural and social issues arising from those American metropolises enriched and re-ignited the creative sparks of the band founding members, giving birth to The Landing, a collection of songs that definitely gathers all the experiences of the road trip in one coherent work.
This project is then deeply rooted in international grounds, untamed by the Italian scene logic and market, aiming toward wider horizons. The band is a four piece with a mixed musical background: we have Tiziano on vocals and guitar, Amorosi on bass, Maruko on guitars and electronics and Alessandro on drums.
The band is signed to the independent label O.B.E. Records, dividing itself between Los Angeles, London and Rome and, as a consequence, The Landing has been recorded, mixed and mastered in several steps between Rome and London at Rituality studios, Chris Sheldon's studio, Eden studios, 360 Mastering and Reference studios.
The end result is a innovative mixture of that brings very shortly to a deal with Halftonic, a sub-brand of famed Japanese label Marquee Records, releasing The Landing in Japan and Asia in May 2008 with very encouraging results.
Jesus Was Homeless decides then to propose the album to the European public, starting from the Italian market, and by the closing of 2008 the song Melting is chosen as the opening single, gaining immediate airplay on the best Italian radio networks, including Virgin Radio FM.
The band generated a notable interest in media circles and in December 2008 is invited to perform Melting for the fund raising television programme Telethon and then in January at the music show Scalo 76 Cargo, both broadcasted by Italian national network RAI 2.

More recently the band shot the video for the song which granted them rotation slots on AllMusic TV and Rock TV. Co-produced by O.B.E. Records and Incredible Machine, the video has been directed by Daniele Prato who has recently awarded with Nastro D'Argento and Globo D'Oro for “Passato Prossimo” featuring actress Paola Cortellesi. Direction of photography instead has been taken care by Daniele Poli, of famed Sky Fox News series “Boris”. Sourcing from the song explicit attack to the star-system, the video has been shot in a ex-hangar that it's now used as a cinematographic equipment deposit , where the band performance seems to rebel against its role as a mere scenic tool, as yet another chain link in the show business machine.
As any rock band worth its salt though, Jesus Was Homeless don't forget that they have to gain the attention of their public by playing live and have successfully taken the stage in several famous clubs in Rome and Milan such as: Piper, Alien, Rock’n’Roll, Traffic, Nike Temporary Store and Zoe.
The band has recently finished mixing their rendition of Self Control, the 80's smash hit by Raf that they have always performed live and that will be released very shortly.