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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Boss Hog – BadFeelingMag.com: New Interview

“Interview: Boss Hog’s Cristina Martinez on Brood X, sketchy New York and eating well on tour.”. Link: http://badfeelingmag.com/2017/05/19/interview-boss-hogs-cristina-martinez-on-brood-x-sketchy-new-york-and-eating-well-on-tour/

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Boss Hog – Abus Dangereux: Le Secret des Cicadidae – Scan

The new issue of Abus Dangereux (#142, April – June 2017) features Boss Hog and includes one of their tracks on the cover-mount CD sampler. More Info / Purchase: http://bootik.abusdangereux.net/product_info.php?products_id=1598

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Boss Hog: Music & Riots: “Stylish, Defiant & Viciously Smart”

Music & Riots magazine issue #22 (8 May 2017) includes a four page Boss Hog feature / interview. Read entire issue online here: https://issuu.com/music_and_riots_mag/docs/issue_22_-_father_john_misty_cover_/90 Music & Riots:

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Boss Hog – Brood X: Pitchfork Review

“The New York blues-punks return with their first new album in nearly two decades—a powerful showcase for singer Cristina Martinez and the fiery, apocalyptic buzz in her wake.” “…while the lock-step battery of bassist Jens Jurgensen and drummer Hollis Queens … Continue reading

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“Jon Spencer: Garage / Proto-Punk Companion – A Mixtape”

AquariumDrunkard.com have just posted a mixtape selected and annotated by Jon Spencer. Click the link / image to read and listen. Link: http://www.aquariumdrunkard.com/2017/03/24/jon-spencer-garage-proto-punk-companion-a-mixtape/#more-51996 Tracklist: Los Saicos – Demolition The Monks – Complication The Music Machine – Talk Talk The Seeds … Continue reading

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“The Art of Aging Disgracefully”

“’90s garage-rock icons Boss Hog are back — as scuzzy and romantic as ever” Link: https://theringer.com/boss-hog-and-the-art-of-aging-disgracefully-3be0388d5378

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BackSeatMafia.com: Cristina Martinez Interview

“After nearly two decades of osmosis, New York’s glorious garage-noise hybrids Boss Hog are back. Their first studio album in almost twenty years ‘BROOD X’ emerges from gestation on March 24th via Bronze Rat Records and its ravenous…” Link: http://www.backseatmafia.com/meet-christina-martinez-interview-new-boss-hog-album-brood-x/

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“Boss Hog’s Cristina Martinez On Her Trump-Era Must Haves”

Link: https://bust.com/style/19237-bag-lady-cristina-martinez.html

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“Boss Hog: Oldschool für das Jetzt”

RollingStone.de have just published a German-language feature on Boss Hog: https://www.rollingstone.de/boss-hog-oldschool-fuer-das-jetzt-1214317/

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Baby Driver: Reviews / Articles

Articles on Baby Driver​ (11 August 2017) which reference The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion​. “Wright explained that the 1994 Jon Spencer Blues Explosion album Orange was a big influence, specifically the song “Bellbottoms,” which he thought would make a great … Continue reading

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Clever Swines: Boss Hog Interview

“Well they made us wait awhile, but now Boss Hog are back with a vengeance.” EssentiallyPop.com have just published a new Boss Hog interview / feature. Photo Credit: Sam Wells Link: http://essentiallypop.com/epop/2017/03/clever-swines-boss-hog-on-trump-new-album-brood-x-and-those-naked-show-rumours/

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Boss Hog – Brood X: Review

“This is a band that has the dirt and noise of their city ingrained in their fingernails; the songs reflect the pulse, danger and clamour of it perfectly.” LouderThanWar.com have just published a review of Boss Hog – Brood X. … Continue reading

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Now I Got Worry: Feature

“Spencer, Bauer, and Simins sound completely unrestrained, like feral dogs left alone to run free and follow their every creative impulse.” The A.V. Club have just published a feature on The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion album Now I Got Worry. … Continue reading

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5 Famous Drum Set Quirks feat. Bob Bert / Pussy Galore

“Bob Bert’s Scrap Metal Early Sonic Youth drummer Bob Bert joined noise-rock outfit Pussy Galore in the mid ’80s and moved on to banging away on scrap metal to create his harsh beats. Ladled with sheets of steel and big, … Continue reading

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – New York Party Department

Rockzone have recently published a Spanish-language feature on The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. VIEW SCAN: Rockzone: New York Party Department (PRESS, SPAIN)

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Umbria Noise #39 – Interview

A new interview with The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has just been published by Umbria Noise. Read the full issue online here: http://issuu.com/umbrianoise/docs/umbrianoise39 Umbria Noise: http://www.umbrianoise.it/ https://www.facebook.com/umbrianoise.pg/ https://twitter.com/UmbriaNoise

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – ElPais.com/: Interview

A Spanish-language new interview with The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has just been published by ElPais.com. Read Online: http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/11/04/tentaciones/1446629210_574867.html

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