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Jericho Jones - Junkies, Monkeys & Donkeys (Digipack)









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Original release 1971
Re-issue 2009 Mandala Records
Digipak-CD !

The Churchills (or The Churchills Band) is an Israeli band founded in 1965, and was active until the mid-70s. It was a part of the rhythm bands scene that were active in Israel in the 70s, especially in Ramla. The band played rock music in English, from psychedelic rock to hard rock. It was also active in other countries, under the name of Jericho Jones, so their name wouldn't offend the British.

The band has been a leading force in the early Israeli beat scene, but it was their cooperation with Arik Einstein that helped them cross over to the mainstream of Israeli pop and gain recognition. Their collaboration with Einstein proved to be very influentive on the Israeli rock. It began when The Churchills were invited to work with Einstein on his third solo album Poozy, recorded in 1969. This is considered by many to be the very first true rock album in Hebrew. The Churchills played on half of the tracks in that album, one of them was a Hebrew version of one of their own songs (When you're gone). Following Poozy, the Churchills also played with Einstein in his gigs, and continued to play and produce three more albums with Einstein: Shablul (1970), Plastelina (1970) and On Avigdor's Grass (1971). Instrumantal to the Churchills' sound at the time was the joining of two foreign members - Canadian vocalist Stan Solomon and British guitarist Robb Huxley (formerly with The Tornados).


  • Robb Huxley - Guitar, Vocals
  • Miki Gavrielov - Bass
  • Haim Romano - Guitar
  • Dani Shoshan - Vocals
  • Ami Traibetch - Drums

  • Track Listings:

    1. Mare Tranquilitatas
    2. Man in the Crowd
    3. There Is Always a Train
    4. Yellow and Blue
    5. Freedom
    6. Trangulum
    7. No School to Day
    8. Junkies Monkeys & Donkeys
    9. Junkies Monkeys & Donkeys
    10. What Have We Got to Lose

    11. Mama's Gonna Take You Home
    12. So Come On
    13. Mona Mona
    14. Champs
    15. Hey Man