Archive for the 'Jon Spencer Blues Explosion' Category

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Watch your smoke. Jon Spencer reverting to his Pussy Galore days, wrestling Black Flag’s “My War” before dousing it in gasoline and setting it ablaze. If the original was the sound of angry youth, then this is post-fury incarnate. Culled from the bands 2011 Daytrotter session, here. MP3: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion :: My […]

Friday, April 1st, 2011

I’m jumping on an airplane bright and early Wednesday morning to fly into New Orleans for the first of Aquarium Drunkard’s three Jazz Fest shows this week. We’re kicking off Wednesday night with the unfuckablewith Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at One Eyed Jacks. We have three pairs of tickets to the rock show for the […]

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

“Either be hot or cold. If you are lukewarm, the Lord will spew you forth from His mouth.” Truer words have never been spoken. Jerry Lee Lewis said that shit, as writer Mike Edison quotes the Killer kicking off his liner notes for the 2010 reissue of the Blues Explosion’s Orange.  Or should I say […]

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Imagine Orange kidnapped, blindfolded, tossed in the trunk of a car—doused with gasoline, lit on fire, and set adrift at 80 miles an hour, in backwoods Mississippi, under a new moon. That is, approximately, the sound of Now I Got Worry. In the scheme of the Blues Explosion catalog, this one bad voodoo—this is their […]

Monday, June 16th, 2008

“It’s so much cussin’ on there, man, it’s like playin’ the dozens with somebody. That stuff tickles ’em.” – R.L. Burnside (reflecting on the recording of A Ass Pocket of Whiskey, Pulse magazine 1996) Speaking of Jon Spencer, back in 1996 the Blues Explosion decamped from NYC to record the LP A Ass Pocket of […]

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Hey kids, ever wonder how Jon Spencer gets all those wacky sounds out of that box on stage? Me too. It’s called a Theremin, and here he demonstrates it for a group of school children in a room that looks, unsettlingly, like The Black Lodge. Yeah, he humps it. + Download DRM FREE music via […]

Friday, July 20th, 2007

“Knock My Teeth Out, Make Way For The Gold…” — Boss Hog, ‘I Dig You’ In the early-mid ’90s, while I was knee deep into the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, this “side project” by Spencer and his wife Christina Martinez was a god send. It called itself Boss Hog, and was a mixture of the […]