Jesus Jones – Right Here, Right Now

Album Producer

Right Here, Right Now is a single from the pop band Jesus Jones that Martyn Phillips produced in 1990.


Jesus Jones

Jesus Jones are a British alternative rock band from Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire, formed in late 1988, who recorded and performed from the late 1980s to the 2000s. Their track "Right Here, Right Now" was an international hit, and was subsequently globally licensed for promotional and advertising campaigns. They also achieved chart success with the songs "Real Real Real", "International Bright Young Thing" and "Info Freako".

Incorporating elements of electronic music styles such as house and techno to an indie rock format, along with fellow British groups such as The Shamen, Pop Will Eat Itself and EMF, Jesus Jones were one of the leading purveyors of the early 1990s alternative dance scene. In late 1988, while on holiday in Spain, Mike Edwards, Iain Baker, and Jerry DeBorg decided to leave the band they were in at the time, and form their own band. The name of the band came about when they realised that they were three "Joneses" sitting on a beach in Spain surrounded by people called Jesus.

"Right Here, Right Now" was released as the album Doubt's second single in September 1990 (approximately four months before the release of Doubt). Despite spending only nine non-consecutive weeks on the UK Singles Chart and peaking at number 31, it became a top ten hit in the United States; it topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in July 1991. The single sold over 1 million copies, won a BMI award, and was the song most performed on college radio in 1991.

Reviews

The most earnest of Jesus Jones's songs, "Right Here, Right Now," about "watching the world wake up from history" in 1990, recently became a No. 1 single.

The New York Times

Jon Pareles

The song became a No 1 in America, popular enough that versions of it still appear on karaoke discs in bars all over the US.

The Guardian Newspaper

Mike Edwards

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