Jim Suhler and Monkey Beat have been on
the music scene now for over twelve years, and have built a fan base worldwide.
They are well known for their "no-holds-barred" approach to blues-inspired rock
and roll. Their three Lucky Seven releases have shown an amazing depth of
songwriting and playing, and their constant touring in both the USA and Europe
has garnered many admirers. Jim is also well known as the lead guitarist for
George Thorogood and The Destroyers, and has often been included in "Top Ten
Guitarists" lists of various music publications.
But now comes their best release ever! In a manner of speaking, Starvation Box is a double album, for it contains two distinct elements, both "The Best of Jim Suhler and Monkey Beat" AND six brand new tracks, each deserving in its own right to be included in anyone's "Best Of". The coolest, most popular tracks from their first three alubms - Radio Mojo, Shake and Bad Juju - are all included in one convenient package, and as a bonus, the band also presents six great new songs, including their arrangements of Elmore James' classic "U Gotta Move," Lightnin' Hopkins' "Lonesome Dog Blues", and four new Suhler originals. So once again, make sure the back door is locked tight, becauuse here come three of the hardest-rocking musicians you'll ever encounter - Jim Suhler and Monkey Beat!