Jack Mack and the Heart Attack Horns have released their new EP, titled, “Lookin’ Up,” to broad critical and fan acclaim. The band, who not long ago celebrated their 30th anniversary as the “Hardest Working Band in Soul Business,” are famous for having kept a tireless musical inertia since the release of their hit record in 1980, “Cardiac Party,” and before. Their deep-groove blend of rock ‘n’ soul music has provided the upbeat backdrops for movies such as “Police Academy,” “Jersey Girl,” and “Short Circuit,” as well as enough material for several LP albums, both live and studio-recorded.
Based in Los Angeles, their talents have been widely sought after for decades of A-list parties hosted by celebrities such as Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Arnold, Steve Jobs, and George Lucas. The sound of “Lookin’ Up” proves that Jack Mack and the Heart Attack Horns haven’t aged like fine wine, as the cliché goes, because The Heart Attack simply hasn’t aged at all. The new EP record is like an elevated Chicago train that doubles as a time machine, whisking the listener away to the days of Motown, when real funk used blasts from a hot brass section to emphasize walking bass lines and punctuate the bright flickety-flick of a disco-style rhythm guitar. Fans of James Brown, Tower of Power and Otis Redding will be enthusiastically impressed and gladdened by this thundering record.
Jack Mack and the Heart Attack Horns is fronted by Oak-Ridge born, New-Orleans raised Mark Campbell, who was singing gospel, soul, R&B, and southern rock in the French Quarter by the age of 16, four and five nights weekly. His vocals are impossibly precise, yet raw and rich, studio-perfect, yet entirely live and natural, proving him capable of improvising new turns of phrase in every iteration. Every instrumentalist on the record is a giant in the industry, and the female backing vocals are fantastic, as well. Featured players include, but in no way are limited to: Les Lovitt (Eagles), Terry Landry (Luis Miguel), Roy Weigand (The Who), Davey Faragher (Elvis Costello), Carlos Murguia (Rikki Lee Jones), and Les Falconer (Keb Mo); Emmy and BMI Award winner E.G. “Snuffy” Walden; pianist Reese Wynans (Allman Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy); and Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame honoree Julie Delgado (John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson); Music fans who have not yet been introduced to the Jack Mack and the Heart Attack Horns experience can do so online worldwide beginning spring, 2013, when their five-song EP “Lookin’ Up” goes on sale for the mellow price of $4.99. -S. McCauley Staff Press Release Writer MondoTunes