It’s really very simple. “Weapons of Love and Destruction,” is the very song that was the absolute key to my becoming a big devotee of this Ohio-based band named Shesus, and very likely could be yours, too. The song is a little raw, with dirty bass, guitars and drums (played by Kari Murphy, Michelle Bodine and Dave colvin, respectfully) and intense female vocals, provided by Heather Newkirk.
My most recent memory is as follows: two days ago, I was making a mix of songs for my friend. In the queue is “Weapons of Love and Destruction.” Upon hearing the song, he instantly loved it and had to know everything about them. Who are they? What are they about? Where do they come from? He was already sold, and later that evening went out and bought the e.p. That is how addictive Shesus is.
I think we all have purchased an album with only hearing one song. But, I thought to myself, how many times is it that I actually like every song on an album? Realistically, in my collection, there are only about half that I like all the way through.
It took a few listens to actually decide if I like the e.p. as a whole, but I’ve come to realize that I do. I like their punch of energy, reminiscent of Blondie, Bangs and Iggy and The Stooges’ immortal Raw Power. The more I listen to it, the more I like it. But this fantastic e.p. is merely a tease, giving listeners only a small sample of what Shesus’ immense talent is capable of.
Stooges — Raw Power
Blondie – Blondie
The Sounds – Living in America