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Sweep the Leg Johnny exemplifies blue collar Chicago. While pounding Old Styles, they have pounded their instruments through 4 years and nearly 400 live shows. An underground reputation now precedes them. They tour hard. They practice hard. They sweat hard. Their live show is an uppercut to the chin. The result is dynamic, powerful, yet decisively intricate compositions that rock. By incorporating noise, orchestration, jazz, punk, prog, melody, dissonance and an unparalleled work ethic, Sweep's songwriting has become nearly indefinable. In a world of musical mimicry, Sweep the Leg Johnny sounds like no one else. In 1999, Sweep played 145 shows throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe to support their first Southern CD/LP, "Tomorrow We Will Run Faster." The record received superlative reviews throughout the world: Tommy Udo of NME called it "...the musical equivalent of a Jackson Pollack paint splatter session (8 on a scale of 10)." Zac Crain of The Dallas Observer praised the band for being, "chaotic and catchy at once, succeeding where its hometown peers fail... you still won't know what to call Sweep the Leg Johnny after you unravel it all, but brilliant might be a good place to start."

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