Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Black Mold: Interview

MIKE: What is the song about? The references to Ornette Coleman and “The Explosive Little Richard” don’t really conjure a horror film.

JON: The song is a kind of blues, inspired by Hurricane Irene, which was forecast to destroy New York, but never really got here. In the days coming up to it, we were practicing and writing in our basement and had to get everything up off the ground so if the storm hit, we wouldn’t get flooded and lose all of our gear and what not. I was going through lots of stuff and found boxes of my old records, which were already damp and soggy, and kind of moldy. The cardboard jackets were all stuck together, I had to pull the LP sleeves apart and destroyed a few. The vinyl was mostly ok, but for a guy who loves records, it really hurt.” –

Visit the official Jon Spencer Blues Explosion facebook page to read an article where Mike Edison speaks to Jon Spencer and Black Mold director Toon Aerts about the making of the video.

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