The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Casbah, San Diego: Videos

Backslider:

Pant Leg:

Comeback:

Train #1 – #3:

The Dusty Medical Youtube.com account has posted yet more rarely seen videos of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

This time it’s Backslider, Pant Leg, Comeback and Train #1, Train #2 and Train #3 live at The Casbah, San Diego, CA, US (15 November 1992)

Shot by Krk Dominguez

Backslider: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htr-TMCf3Fo
Pant Leg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE4N1fJ4dW8
Comeback: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIlNPVExXx0
Train #1 – 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARsyERW-ZRo

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Oddville, MTV (1997)

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion perform 2Kindsa Love and Flavor live on Oddville, MTV (9 September 1997).

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWhbFPy2Z5k

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – 120 Minutes, MTV (1997)

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion perform segments of Flavor, Blues X Man and Attack whilst Matt Pinfield makes a valiant attempt to conduct an interview live on 120 Minutes, MTV.

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-eZo8w2mug

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Rachel (Video)

The official video for Rachel by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has been posted online for the first time in a good few years.

Directed: Jim Spring / Jens Jurgensen

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Melkweg (1993): Video

A 17 minute clip of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion live at Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands on 25 September 1993 has recently been uploaded to youtube.com.

Songs in Video:

Brenda
Afro
History of Lies
Backslider
Soul Letter
Soul Typecast (clip)
World of Sex

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aqf0oWpTQaU

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Happy Birthday Judah Bauer!

Photo: Anthony Batista (www.toniomodio.com)

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The Bobby Lees – Skin Suit: Pre-Order

The Bobby Lees – Skin Suit (produced by Jon Spencer) is available for pre-order on orange vinyl and CD at BompStore.com.

Pre-Order: https://www.bompstore.com/bobby-lees-skin-suit-produced-by-underground-punk-legend-jon-spencer-of-the-blues-explosion-ltd-ed-orange-vinyl/

“The Bobby Lees are a young bone-shaking Garage Rock band out of Woodstock NY. Their new record “Skin Suit” is produced by underground punk legend Jon Spencer of the Blues Explosion, and mixes classic garage-punk hits with raw and emotive storytelling.

In the past year they’ve played with The Chats, Future Islands, Boss Hog, Daddy Long Legs, Shannon & The Clams and Murphy’s Law. They will be on tour in the US and Europe throughout 2020.

“The Bobby Lees Are The Giant Green Cyclops of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” – BTRtoday”

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Bob Bert – It’s Monsters Meeting Time: Interview

The recent interview with Bob Bert on It’s Monsters Meeting Time (Episode 165) has just been posted online and can be streamed at the following address.

LINK: https://www.mixcloud.com/sheri-corleone/its-monsters-meeting-time-episode-165-feat-bob-bert/

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Mike Edison – Sympathy For The Drummer: Audiobook feat. Jon Spencer

“Initially released in 2019 through Backbeat Books, the audiobook version doesn’t regurgitate word for word a homogeneous, monotonic narrative that bores one to tears. To write a book about Charlie Watts means you have to make an audiobook with the same swagger and finesse Watts has played with for five decades, and Edison knows this. To do this, Edison recruits engineer extraordinaire, Jesse Cannon, to co-produce and engineer the feat and enlists notable rock n’ roll journeymen Jon Spencer (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion), Mickey Finn (Boss Hog), and Pete Zaremba (The Fleshtones) to provide the soundtrack to Edison’s storytelling of the Rolling Stones icon. Edison shares his thoughts on the undertaking below.”

Full Article / Clips / Photos: https://v13.net/2020/06/mike-edison-unveils-audiobook-version-of-sympathy-for-the-drummer-why-charlie-watts-matters/

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Perrosky – Tostado: 10th Anniversary Edition – Stream Here

Perrosky – Tostado: 10th Anniversary Edition to be released June 5th featuring unreleased photos and material (the album was Produced by Jon Spencer / Features Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray) .

“Este 5 de #junio lanzaremos una version digital extendida con toda la sesion de nuestro disco #tostado , el cual cumple 10 años de grabación y lanzamiento , estaremos subiendo fotos y material inédito de este disco que nos llevo a grabar con Jon spencer y Matt verta-ray en el increíble estudio de Ny hed , fue un disco que nos abrió muchas puertas y nos llevo a tocar en lugares en los que nunca pensamos estar. Esten atentos !! Cuídense unos a otros.” – instagram.com/losperrosky/

Perrosky: https://perrosky.bandcamp.com

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bubbles: New Video

“Recorded June 17, 2013 at Waterworks, Tucson AZ, mixed sometime during the pandemic by Jim Waters at Waterworks.”

Link: https://www.instagram.com/p/CAwcmkdlUox/

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KNIFE BLADE

“Recorded June 17, 2013 at Waterworks, Tucson AZ, mixed sometime during the pandemic by Jim Waters at Waterworks.
For Doris”

Video Here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CAdNus0lM4P/

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#SaveOurStages

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIhy9AZVhLY

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAS3yZejECP/

https://www.facebook.com/JonSpencerHITmaker/

Save Our Stages:

https://www.saveourstages.com

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The Bobby Lees – Drive: Video / Interview

The Bobby Lees have just released a new video for Drive from the forthcoming Jon Spencer-produced album ‘Skin Suit‘ (released 17 July 2020).

“This song is about needing to connect to other people in order to stay alive/feel alright,” says Sam. “Last winter. for a few months, I was pretty isolated and developed an obsession with wanting to smash my car into a telephone pole or put my head through a glass window. Basically wanting some kind of intense impact to turn my brain off.

“The song’s about that, and the idea of sharing/being open about where you’re at. I didn’t keep it to myself; I told a few people and talked about it instead of doing it, and the obsession thankfully went away. Now I can laugh about it.” – New Noise

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zKyIj-arWQ
Interview: https://newnoisemagazine.com/video-premiere-the-bobby-lees-drive/

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Blackup – Club Dorothee: Pre-Order / Review / Interview / Review

“Der Opener „Panthers Kiss“ hat mich erst ein wenig verstört aber mit dem ersten Song „The Last Things“ haben mir die Jungs doch ein schönes kleines Geschenk beschert. Schmutziger Hardrock, den ich immer wieder gerne höre. Gute Gitarrenarbeit und einfach nur Mugge zum Trinken, feiern und in Clubs rumhängen.” –toughmagazine.de

Blackup – Club Dorothee is available for pre-order on black or red vinyl, download and as vinyl / t-shirt / button bundle direct from Blackup.Bandcamp.com.

Jon Spencer contributed to the album opener ‘Panther’s Kiss’ with his sweet-ass vocals. And it’s just starting from there. Hit after hit after hit. I’m hooked. Major league hooked!”

New interview with Xavier Benoit and Miguel Moors has been published by flatlinesradio.de/:

“What has been the best performance you’ve seen so far?

M: In the mid-nineties we had a local club (Democrazy) booking the hottest bands in the world (no I’m not referring to KISS). The Jesus Lizard’s shows are absolutely the best things I ever saw.

X:Whoohoo, damn, I saw thousands of gigs. Most memorable, off the top of my head, Ornette Coleman, Slayer Reign in Blood tour, Bad Brains mid 80s, Nation of Ulysses, Prince, Ween, Public Enemy, the first two reunion shows by a little band called Negative Approach I mean, the list goes on. Going on tour with people like Flag, Descendents and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion also counts as a high point, no doubt.” – flatlinesradio.de/

Xavier Benoit has compiled a playlist for Gonzo Circus, stream from their site.

“MIXTAPE MONDAY: XAV AT THE CONTROLS”
https://www.gonzocircus.com/mixtape-monday-xav-at-the-controls/

“Manchmal statisch, stoisch und monoton wummern Riffing, Vocals und Schlagzeugspiel, um dem gleichförmigen Rhythmus eine dramaturgische Note zu verpassen.
Das grenzt schon an Verweigerung. Und das ist schließlich Punk. Doch in ‘Fake News’ ist der Teufel los. Garagen Blues Rock Sinfonien und eruptive Ausbrüche, die von heraus geschrienen Statements aufgeheizt werden.” – underdog-fanzine.de

Pre-order via

Blackup (Vinyl / DL / T-Shirt Bundle):
https://blackup.bandcamp.com/album/club-dorothee

FLIGHT 13 Recordstore (Vinyl):
https://www.flight13.com/blackup-club-dorothee/136481

Rookie Records (Vinyl):
https://www.ghvc-shop.de/detail/blackup-club-dorothee

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Pussy Galore – KnowYourBassPlayer.com: R.B. Korbet

KnowYourBassPlayer.com have published a short article on former Pussy Galoreguitarist R.B. Korbet.

“Musician Korbet’s career on the four-string took flight during her stint working with Jon Spencer in Pussy Galore: “Jon had very distinct ideas about the material and I rarely played a bar chord, let alone a lead. So I began thinking about being more percussive, my attack, and have the few notes I did play have real meaning.””

Full Article: https://www.knowyourbassplayer.com/bass-players-blog/2020/4/22/rb-korbet-by-roger-hitts

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The Bobby Lees – Move: Video

UPDATE: Release date moved to 17 July 2020.

The Bobby Lees will unleash their new album Skin Suit on May 8th via Alive Naturalsound Records. The LP was produced by underground punk legend Jon Spencer of the Blues Explosion.

Sam Quartin (vocals, guitar), Kendall Wind (bass), Macky Bowman (drums), and Nick Casa (guitar) kick up quite a rollicking ruckus on Skin Suit which is filled with energetic, gritty, passionate, and rhythmically antic tracks. One such number is the jaggedly lurching and way-too-brief “Move.”

Full Article: https://bigtakeover.com/news/VideoPremiereMovebyTheBobbyLees

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Alternative Nation, MTV (1996): Video

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion set for Alternative Nation, MTV Studios, London, UK on 6 October 1996.

Broadcast on 29 October 1996
Presented by Toby Amies
Produced by Katelijne De Backer
Assisted by Nick Hutchings
Directed by Nick Wickham

SET LIST:

Identify
Fuck Shit Up
Love All of Me (False Start)
Love All of Me
Water Main
Skunk
[Band Introductions / Instrumental Interlude]
Get With It
Wail
Rocketship
2Kindsa Love
Vacuum of Loneliness
Can’t Stop

Love All of Me & the band introductions were released on Live Promo Video.

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Mojo: This Is A Call feat. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

The new issue of Mojo Magazine (#318 / May 2020) features Bellbottoms by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion on it’s ‘This Is A Call’ compilation CD.

Available in the UK from 17 March 2020.

Tracklist:

01. Sugar – Gift
02. Superchunk – The First Part
03. Sebadoh – Beauty Of The Ride
04. Shudder To Think – X-French Tee Shirt
05. Lotion – She Is Weird City
06. Girls Against Boys – Don’t Got A Place
07. Pond – Young Splendor
08. Madder Rose – Car Song
09. Built To Spill – Car
10. Robert Pollard – Psychic Pilot Clocks Out
11. Sunny Day Real Estate – 8
12. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bellbottoms
13. The Grifters – Last Man Alive
14. The Jesus Lizard – Fly On The Wall
15. Red Red Meat – Chain Chain Chain

“Meanwhile, our rifftastic covermount CD gathers the best mid-’90s US alt-rock from Sebadoh, Sugar, Superchunk, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and more. Inside the issue: Jon Savage relives 1970 – rock’s first watershed year; Art Garfunkel waxes strange; Jarvis Cocker strikes back; Margo Price marches on. Plus: how ‘The Ox’ was felled; the new Pearl Jam album; The Jesus & Mary Chain map their Darklands; The Black Crowes bury the hatchet; The Psychedelic Furs’ Richard Butler ’fesses up; Andrew Weatherall, Ivan Kral, Andy Gill, Joseph Shabalala and David Roback are remembered. And: The rise, and fall, of The Wobbles!”

More info on this issue: https://www.mojo4music.com/articles/mojo-318-may-2020-foo-fighters

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The Bobby Lees – I’m A Man: Track Premiere

The Bobby Lees – I’m A Man (from the forthcoming Jon Spencer-produced album ‘Skin Suit‘) is featured as a track premiere on BlurtOnline.com.

It takes a lot of balls to try and pull off a Bo Diddley cover. So it seems pretty apt that the female-fronted garage punk band The Bobby Lees not only attempt it, but do so with amazing results.

“I’ve heard people say ‘you can’t cover Bo Diddley, you just can’t’ so I thought fuck it, let’s try,” said frontwoman Sam Quartin. “We had a lot of fun recording ‘I’m a Man.’ As far as the gender thing, when doing PR for this record, I’ve been asked what I want to be called.

“When I look at anyone else or myself, all I see is energy trapped inside a bag of flesh, so you can call me whatever you’d like! And sorry Bo Diddley, we failed but we love you.” – blurtonline.com

Listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyxvpKn9CTI

Full Feature: https://blurtonline.com/news/track-premiere-the-bobby-lees-im-a-man/

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