Boss Hog – New Tour Dates

“Le groupe de garage-noise Boss Hog​ mené par Jon Spencer et Cristina Martinez revient en France pour 4 dates cet automne !
Places en vente demain à 10h.” – Radical Productions

DATE VENUE CITY COUNTRY INFO
2017.10.30 La Maroquinerie Paris France
2017.10.31 Le Fuzz’Yon La Roche Sur Yon France OFFICIAL SITE
2017.11.01 Le Cooperative De Mai Clermont-Ferrand France EVENT PAGE
2017.11.02 L’Astrolabe Orleans France OFFICIAL SITE
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Engine Ears: Forthcoming Documentary feat. Jon Spencer

Engine Ears forthcoming documentary by Holly Craine / Violet Biggs Productions features interviews with Jon Spencer, Matt Verta-Ray, Steve Albini, Calvin Johnson, Jim Waters, Solex and many more.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az2TFI-ckUs

Information:
http://violetbiggsproductions.com/engine-ears
https://www.facebook.com/VioletBiggsPhotography/
https://twitter.com/BiggsViolet
https://www.instagram.com/p/BWgzSYsl6qa/

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Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver: UK Vinyl Release

The vinyl edition of Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver was released in the UK on 14 July 2017.

Available online from:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Driver-Music-Motion-Picture-VINYL/dp/B071ZRY3Y9/
https://www.roughtrade.com/music/baby-driver-music-from-the-motion-picture
https://www.banquetrecords.com/baby-driver-ost/various-artists-sky-ferreira-kid-koala-blur-queen/88985456022
https://www.piccadillyrecords.com/counter/product.php?pid=116877

Also issued digitally and on double CD both of which also feature Danger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels and Big BoiChase Me.

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S-E-R-V-I-C-E – Girl’s Rock, Indianapolis, IN (10 July 2017)

“Kicked off our new camp lunchtime concert series with Service the band! We want to inspire our campers with live performances and Q&A’s from musicians right here in the Indianapolis community.” – facebook.com/girlsrockindy

S-E-R-V-I-C-E live at Girl’s Rock – Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, Purdue University Indianapolis, 535 W Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46202, US on 10 July 2017.

Photos: via https://twitter.com/GirlsRockIndy

Girls Rock:
https://www.girlsrockindy.org/
http://www.facebook.com/girlsrockindy
https://twitter.com/GirlsRockIndy
https://www.instagram.com/girlsrockindy/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPCTwH5Hhm3RcEVjwhh3how

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“Edgar Wright Explains How He Crafted the Perfect Soundtrack for Baby Driver”

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – “Bellbottoms”

“It basically inspired the whole movie in a way. I was 20 or 21 when the album Orange first came out, and I [played] “Bellbottoms” on repeat on this audio cassette I had of it. I don’t think I actually even bought it—I dubbed somebody else’s copy because I didn’t have any money at the time. I would listen to the song, and I could imagine a car chase. And I wasn’t even thinking about a particular film, it was more about not being able to listen to the song without seeing a car chase in my head. So at some point, I had to come up with something and I had to write a theme to go along with that idea and this vision I had of this car chase. And that, in turn, spawned the idea of Baby trying to soundtrack the entire movie. You’re basically seeing the story through the ears of the main character.”

Link: http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/movies/a56151/edgar-wright-baby-driver-soundtrack/

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Behind the Music of Baby Driver, With Director Edgar Wright

“In the opening scene of Baby Driver, Baby (Ansel Elgort) sits behind the wheel fiddling with his click-wheel iPod. He cues up Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s “Bellbottoms” and lip syncs into an invisible microphone, making an otherwise private experience a performance. As three robbers jump in the getaway car, Spencer’s fiery track sets the tone for the first of many breakneck chases—much as the song itself planted the movie’s initial seed. When Baby Driver writer-director Edgar Wright first heard “Bellbottoms” sometime around 1995, he wasn’t a filmmaker yet, but visions of car chases danced in his head. “It was as close to synesthesia as I’ll probably ever come: ‘When I listen to this song, I think of a car chase—what is the movie that goes with this vision?’” says Wright…”

Link: http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/behind-the-music-of-baby-driver-with-director-edgar-wright/

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Baby Driver: References to Jon Spencer / JSBX

Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB7E0geIeV8

Baby sits back, cranks up “Bellbottoms” by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and air guitars his way through the sequence while the others rob a bank and exit in a hurry. That’s when things really get going as Baby steps on the gas and maneuvers away from the cops with heart-pounding, exhilarating polish. It’s a car chase for the ages.

http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/entertainment/review-baby-driver-toe-tapping-engine-revving-jolt-article-1.3278196

“The first time we see Baby in action, he’s sitting in his red Subaru, lip-syncing to Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s ‘Bellbottoms’.”

http://www.gamesradar.com/baby-driver-review/

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Soundtracking with Edgar Wright: Podcast

The new episode of Soundtracking with Edith Bowman features Edgar Wright discussing the music featured in Baby Driver and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

nb. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Jon Spencer are mentioned several times throughout the show.

Stream Here: https://audioboom.com/posts/6066615-episode-47-edgar-wright-on-the-music-of-baby-driver

Download on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/soundtracking-edith-bowman/id1140497332

http://www.edithbowman.com/
https://www.instagram.com/soundtrackinguk/
https://twitter.com/soundtrackinguk

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“How a New York band inspired ‘Baby Driver’ 20 years ago”

“You might already know this, but the new movie Baby Driver opens with an absolutely virtuosic broad-daylight Atlanta car chase set to the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s deathless romp “Bellbottoms.” If this isn’t enough to convince you to see this movie, then you and I are not the same. Wright cuts the car chase so that all the big moments arrive at big moments in the song, and by the time it ends, you’re left panting. It’s a trick that Wright pulls again and again in the movie, setting all of its scenes to great old pop and funk and instrumental tracks.”

Link: http://nypost.com/2017/06/29/how-a-new-york-band-inspired-baby-driver-20-years-ago/

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‘Baby Driver’: How Edgar Wright Staged the Crime Movie’s Musical Action Scenes

“”Bellbottoms,” The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (1995)

I mean, that song was never not going to be in the movie. It all starts there, with that weird moment of synesthesia – it wasn’t even “Oh, I know this will be the opening of a movie.” It was just something that appeared to me when I heard the song. But over the years, I had this sequence, and I knew it was the germ of something but I didn’t know what.

Then I thought: What if the getaway driver is listening to that track? Suddenly, it was the starting point for some sort of diegetic action-musical … taking what I love about the movies of Tarantino and John Landis and Scorsese and putting it into one full movie. Or American Graffitti, which is really the first diegetic musical. It’s one of the first movies I can think of where the pop soundtrack really isn’t a score – it’s all coming from whatever people are listening to onscreen.”

Link: http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/features/baby-driver-edgar-wright-on-staging-those-musical-action-scenes-w489919

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Casa do Conde, Brasil: Videos

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion live at Centro Cultural Casa do Conde de Santa Marinha, Eletronika Telemig Celular, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil on 26 April 2001.

Part 1: Show Intro / I Wanna Make It All Right / Dang / R.L. Got Soul / Bernie

Part 2: Bernie (Cont.) / The Vacuum of Loneliness / Get Down Lover / Sweat / Calvin

Part 3: Calvin (Cont.) / Wail / Bellbottoms / Full Grown / Flavor / Talk About The Blues

Part 4: Talk About The Blues (Cont.) / Attack

Links:

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8KTq6Q62Fo
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8_F-5GYmhI
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C1OcVaNQZc
Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhkvTvERyUU

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“The Fabulous, Most Groovy: Director Edgar Wright’s Favourite Albums”

TheQuietus.com have just published Edgar Wright‘s Baker’s Dozen feature which includes The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion‘s Orange.

“This album pretty much inspired a whole movie of mine.

It means a lot to me – very special, very influential. I was hearing it as it came out. I’d just moved to London. I think I’d seen them on The Word doing ‘Afro’, which is an amazing TV appearance

If this album just had ‘Bellbottoms’ on it would still be a corker. ‘Bellbottoms’ is pretty much the greatest opening track of any rock album ever – an insistent and stirring widescreen opening. There’s a string quartet playing on it and it sounds immense…

“Not only does ‘Bellbottoms’ open Baby Driver​, but Jon is in the movie. Wait till you see ‘Bellbottoms’ in the movie. It’s nuts.”

Link: http://thequietus.com/articles/22682-edgar-wright-baker-s-dozen

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Simon Mayo and Edgar Wright discussing Baby Driver and JSBX

Short clip of Simon Mayo and Edgar Wright​ discussing Baby Driver​ and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion​ track Bellbottoms (originally released on the 1994 album Orange).

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUsDZEDY1tA

Taken from Kermode & Mayo’s Film Review​ on BBC Radio 5 (23 June 2017).

Full Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I67tplHeS4

Full Show (Download / Stream available for one month after broadcast): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08v6668

Soundtrack available on double vinyl, double CD and download: http://smarturl.it/BabyDriver

Links:
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“Der Titel: ,Brood X‘. Die Message: Dreckiger, rebellischer Rawk’n’Roll gegen den globalen Wahnsinn.”

“Außerdem sind Scheiß-Gitarren günstiger zu versichern und werden nicht so oft geklaut.”

GitarreBass.de have just published a new German-language interview with Jon Spencer.

nb. It’s approx. 2000 words, well worth translating into your language of choice.

Link: https://www.gitarrebass.de/stories/boss-hog-jon-spencer-krach-meister/

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Fused Magazine: Boss Hog Feature

The new issue of Fused Magazine includes a Boss Hog feature.

Available here / Info: http://www.fusedmagazine.co.uk/summer-fused-2017/

Details on the issue:
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Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver: Released Friday

Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver is scheduled for release this week (June 23, 2017).

The double CD and digital versions of the soundtrack will be available in the UK and US from 23 June 2017, the vinyl edition will be available in the US from this date but won’t be available in the UK until 21 July 2017.

US Pre-Order Links: http://smarturl.it/BabyDriver

Vinyl (30th Century Records): http://30thcenturyrecords.shop.musictoday.com/product/Y4LP3C17/music-from-the-motion-picture-baby-driver-2disc-lp

See also:

Mike Relm Remix of the Baby Driver trailer soundtracked by The Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionBellbottoms:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J1xlZtCoDk

Tracklist:
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Danger Mouse ft. Run The Jewels & Big Boi – Chase Me: Official Video

The official music video for Danger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels and Big Boi – Chase Me (based on The Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionBellbottoms) has been posted online.

The song appears on the double CD and digital versions of the soundtrack to Baby Driver by Edgar Wright.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHShmiCxL8s

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S-E-R-V-I-C-E: New Show

DATE VENUE CITY COUNTRY INFO
2017.06.24 Kokochella 2017 Indiana, IN US Info / Poster
2017.06.30 Kuma’s Corner Indianapolis, IN US Info / Poster
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Baby Driver: Edgar Wright Interview

Stream interview with Edgar Wright on CBC. He discusses Baby Driver and how ‘Bellbottoms‘ by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion inspired the movie.

Stream Here (18m 51s):http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/tuesday-june-6-2017-giles-martin-edgar-wright-and-more-1.4146189/

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Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver: 23 June 2017

30th Century Records have recently posted the tracklisting and pre-order details for Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver.

The double CD and Digital versions of the soundtrack are available from 23 June 2017 but according to the 30th Century Records website the vinyl edition isn’t shipping until the week of 24 November 2017.

Pre-Order Links: http://smarturl.it/BabyDriver

Vinyl (30th Century Records): http://30thcenturyrecords.shop.musictoday.com/product/Y4LP3C17/music-from-the-motion-picture-baby-driver-2disc-lp

Tracklist:

01. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Bellbottoms
02. Bob & Earl – Harlem Shuffle
03. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – Egyptian Reggae
04. Googie Rene – Smokey Joe’s La La
05. The Beach Boys – Let’s Go Away For Awhile
06. Carla Thomas – B-A-B-Y
07. Kashmere Stage Band – Kashmere
08. Dave Brubeck – Unsquare Dance
09. The Damned – Neat Neat Neat
10. The Commodores – Easy (Single Version)
11. T. Rex – Debora
12. Beck – Debra
13. Incredible Bongo Band – Bongolia
14. The Detroit Emeralds – Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)
15. Alexis Korner – Early In The Morning
16. David McCallum – The Edge
17. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Nowhere To Run
18. The Button Down Brass – Tequila
19. Sam & Dave – When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
20. Brenda Holloway – Every Little Bit Hurts
21. Blur – Intermission
22. Focus – Hocus Pocus (Original Single Version)
23. Golden Earring – Radar Love (1973 Single Edit)
24. Barry White – Never, Never Gone Give Ya Up
25. Young MC – Know How
26. Queen – Brighton Rock
27. Sky Ferreira – Easy
28. Simon & Garfunkel – Baby Driver
29. Kid Koala – Was He Slow (Credit Roll Version)
30. Danger Mouse ft. Run The Jewels and Big Boi – Chase Me*

*Danger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels and Big BoiChase Me does not appear on the vinyl edition of this album.

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