“The Drum Thing will be a culmination of three years of research, production, shooting and editing. Each drummer’s photograph in the book will be accompanied by an interview. This book will appeal not only to music lovers but to people who love pop culture, photography and music history. I will be collaborating with the best editors and designers. The printing and reproduction will be of the highest standard. To date, I have funded the entire project and I need to ensure that the end result is not compromised. For these reasons I have decided to independently publish this book.”
Visit kickstarter.com for details on The Drum Thing book which Russell Simins amongst many others.
Although there is not much detail in the article the band have previously stated that they were recording at NY Hed with Jon Spencer and during an interview with The Fly magazine the album was given the working title “Wasteland Blues” was given and current track titles include “Fake Flowers” and “Indictments”.
Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm – Ike’s Instrumentals
Screaming Lord Sutch – Rock and Horror
Wanda Jackson – Queen of Rockabilly
Dean Carter – Call of The Wild
Chocolate Watchband – 44
Link Wray – Early Recordings
Various Artists (Big Beat Various) – Rockabilly Psychosis
Funkadelic – Funkadelic
Charlie Feathers – Get With It/Tongue Tied Jill
Various Artists (Fun Time)- Dead! The Grim Reaper’s Greatest Hits
Visit the acerecords.co.uk for the full article with notes, images and links to each release.
Teach Me Tiger have recently published the poster design for the Jon Spencer, Cristina Martinez and The Legendary Tigerman DJ set at Teach Me Tiger #4 at Musicbox Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal on 14 December 2013.
Line-Up: Keep Razors Sharp / Jon Spencer & Cristina Martinez & The Legendary Tigerman / Tiago Santos
The New York Kleps album Cool Soul Cuisine Française featuring a number of special guests including Jon Spencer (on Jean Luc’s Blues), Judah Bauer (on Paradis Prive), Mick Collins, The Fleshtones, Matt Verta-Ray, Ron Ward and Handsome Dick Manitoba amongst many others will be released on 20 December 2013 and available via http://thenewyorkkleps.bandcamp.com/.
“…I went to Malibu. I flew in [guitarist] Judah Bauer, [bassist] Erik Paparazzi, [keyboardist] Gregg Foreman and [drummer] Jim White. I rented this big house in the middle of nowhere, so I could walk my dog. I spent my life’s savings, because I got told, quote, “I needed to put out a hit record.” After I’d worked and had these little ditties ready, I scratched and I started over. I played them the little ditties, and I tried to get live-to-tape, band-recorded versions of them, and it didn’t fuckin’ work out. I’ve got all that shit on tape, and some of those parts, like two bass parts of Erik are on the record.”
NashvilleScene.com have recently published an interview with Cat Power in which she discusses the recording of Sun and working with Dirty Delta Blues. Visit the site to read the full interview.
An audio recording of the Joseph Arthur (with Russell Simins) set at the WTDM, First Thursday, West Mt. Vernon Park, Baltimore, MD on 5 September 2013 can be downloaded from the Joseph Arthur fan site whenyoucryyoureyesarehollow.blogspot.co.uk
SET LIST: Saint of Impossible Causes / The Ballad of Boogie Christ / I Used To Know How to Walk on Water / Black Flowers / I Miss the Zoo / Mercedes / Temporary People / Travel As Equals / Cocaine Feet / Out On A Limb / Currency of Love / Can’t Exist / Honey & the Moon / King of Cleveland
“Kid Koala describes this collaboration with DJ Dynomite D as “six turntables, Black Sabbath styles.” Inspired by a tour accompanied by the rhythm section of Australian rock band Wolfmother, Slew started work on a second album, choosing to sample from the participating musicians, and including tracks with “some of our favourite rock vocalists,” including Jon Spencer and longtime Automator collaborator Mike Patton. The album is in the midst of mixing.”
This was previously mentioned during an interview with Spinner Music in August 2010: “As for Jon [Spencer], we’ve been meaning to do some stuff together for the last couple of years. We were originally going to do something just the two of us, but I think the Slew is better suited to his voice. It’s got this really kind of sludge-bluesy roughness that’s just perfect for him.”
Judah Bauer appeared with Cat Power at The Elliott Smith Tribute Show, Glasslands, Brooklyn, New York, US on 21 October 2013. Photos and articles can be seen on RollingStone.com, Spin.com and Pitchfork.com
Photo: Sky Ferreira, Cat Power and Judah Bauer by Dana Distortion (via rollingstone.com)
Video clips of Between The Bars and Pretty (Ugly Before) can be seen below:
SET LIST: Shirt Jac / Soul Typecast / Bent / Afro / Out of Luck / Water Main / Soul Letter / Greyhound / Hey Mom / Back Slider / Feeling of Love / ’78 Style / Orange / Train #3 / Lost Someone / Vacuum of Lonliness / Inside The World of The Blues Explosion / World of Sex
“The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are, without any inkling of doubt, the most intense band I have ever seen live. Easily, bar none, they are The Intensity Champions of the Universe. Spencer is a wild man and natural showman; pouring out his demons on the stage like Jerry Lee, talking to the crowd in tone, vigor and passion befitting a Southern preacher at a fire and brimstone tent revival. He jumped around the stage like a man possessed, stopping just short of howling at the moon as he played “Get Your Pants Off” from last year’s exceptional Meat + Bone.” – blurtonline.com