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Jot

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Jot

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Location:Indianapolis, Indiana
Categorized as:Alt-Rock
Total Request:716 (495 downloads, 221 plays)
Total Request:716 (495 downloads, 221 plays)
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Late 1980s, Indianapolis. Vess Ruhtenberg and others. Full bio coming soon.


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  • Did lon paul, ever live on carrollton?
    by Jj on Aug 15, 2018
  • Just wanted to no if lon paul lived on Carrollton or if his dad use to fix tvs?
    by Jj on Aug 15, 2018
  • I have the JOT cassette "Smootie"around here somewhere.
    'Dusty's Diner', Toot Toot, etc - great stuff!
    by Brain G on Mar 16, 2014
  • I have photos taken by a friend of mine in Fort Wayne of what I believe to be the original line up. I will see if I can dig them up! :)
    by Sheri Rouse on Oct 02, 2012
  • I have a tape of the OG line up. Actually I have two, one is a studio album that Paul Mahern produced, the other is called "Live and Tasty".
    Two thing I wish existed are recordings of their versions of "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo (Rick Derringer), and "Big Shot" (Billy Joel). They used to do these songs in their live show. Soooooooo awesome. All I can say is Jim Black. Sorry, but I am a drummer and there has never been another drummer near as good as him, well Lon Paul, but completely different styles.
    by Pat Spurgeon on Mar 19, 2012
  • I have been searching for a copy of the JOT cassette forever!!!! Even talked to Artie, Jims brother and still no luck gettn a copy. Can anyone please help?
    by Mike S on Aug 04, 2011
  • i have been looking for any recordings from these guys i saw them live several times best music ive heard if any one has a recording they could copy for me my phone number is 317-357-0242 please only call mif you are serious
    by david morgan on Feb 09, 2011
  • I've still got a JOT cassette tape that they recorded there at 52nd & College. It's got some fantastic songs on it, Bad Ass Burgler, School of the World, Funk Thing, Mudshark, Iron Worm, Long Way... damn they were a good band.

    I remember giving Jim Black a ride up to Fortville, In. so he could audition for JOT... that first day listening to him and Vess jamming on a few Led Zepplin tunes and it was easy to see that they were going to be a really good band.
    by Joe Beatley on Jul 27, 2010
  • FYI: this song loads into iTunes as United States Three. I never saw them, but everyone I knew then did, and, I definitely remember the name. Did the drummer go to Pike High? Reminds me of punk like Descendants, but edgier.
    by Brian on Mar 22, 2010
  • I was fortunate enough to see this band play probably on the order of 50 or so times. Tom Watts was the lead singer, Vess Ruhtenberg on guitar and backing vocals, Nick Adams on bass, and Jim Black on drums. Later Nick Adams was replaced with Mark (I can't remember his last name) and later Vess left the band and was replaced (I'm not sure by who). I grew up around this band and Jim is the best drummer I've ever heard, and one of the best musicians I've ever known. It's a shame that very little of their music has survived. Superbia wasn't even one of their better songs.

    Vess is on this site so y'all know what happened to him. Last I knew Jim was playing guitar with Tim Brickley and the Bleeding Hearts, and Tom Watts was with the now defunct rock gods, Pizzle. Pizzle fizzle? Not sure about anyone else.


    by Martha Abernathy on Jan 12, 2010
  • I remember these guys. I was in a band called Honourable Schoolboy and we came down from the region to play a show with them at the the Hoosier Ballroom. They were like 16 years old and they blew us off the stage.
    Luckily the weather was crap and no one saw it.
    by Neil McAnally on Sep 07, 2009

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