The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Controversial Negro [Plastic Case] (CD, JAPAN)

1 December 1997 Toy’s Factory TFCK-87126
01. Get With It
02. Can’t Stop
03. Son of Sam
04. Cool Vee
05. Afro
06. R.L. Got Soul
07. Blues X Man
08. Watermain
09. Love All of Me
10. Fuck Shit Up
11. Hot Shot
12. Skunk
13. Vacuum of Loneliness
14. Sticky
15. The Feeling of Love
16. Down Low
17. Dynamite Lover
18. Flavor
19. Full Grown
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Controversial Negro [Plastic Case] (CD, JAPAN) - Cover
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NOTES:
Live album only commercially released in Japan in 1997. Issued in regular album case with Obi strip, a separate cover, red insert with sleeve notes in Japanese and a 12-page booklet containing black and white images of the band. Also available in a gatefold LP style card sleeve.

A 14 track version of this album was issued as a promo on CD in the UK and vinyl in the US. The last five tracks on the Japanese release were not featured on the US or UK promos but four of these were issued on the Australian Rocketship EP.

There was an expanded edition released in 2010 which includes an additional 10 tracks.

The title for this album comes from the Public Enemy song Burn Hollywood Burn from their 1990 album Fear of a Black Planet. Towards the end of the track someone asks Flava Flav the following question:

“Now we’re considering how do you for a part in our new production, how do you feel about playing a controversial negro?”

The artwork used on the promotional version along with the title Controversial Negro was originally intended for Now I Got Worry.

SONG CREDITS:
Recorded live November 25, 1996 at The Hotel Congress in Tuscon, Arizona.
Mixed: Jim Waters
Assisted: Saylor Breckenridge

The following writing/publishing credits are as they appear on the releases stated:

01. Get With It
Writers: Feathers/Explosion
© JSBE/Meteor Pub.
[Get With It (7″, US)]

02. Can’t Stop
Writers: Explosion/Nishita
Published: Copyright Control/Fido Speaks Music
[Now I Got Worry (CD, UK)]

03. Son of Sam
Writers: Luanda & Gee
© 1977 Kapitalist Music LTD (ASCAP)
[Son Of Sam (7″, UK)]

04. Cool Vee
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Spencer/Explosion (BMI)
[2Kindsa Love (CD, UK)]

05. Afro
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Spencer/Explosion
[Afro (7″, UK)]

06. R.L. Got Soul
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Spencer/Explosion
[Now I Got Worry (CD, UK)]

07. Blues X Man
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Spencer/Explosion
[Orange (CD, US)
on the reissue of Orange this credit was later changed to ‘Dirty Shirt, BMI’]

08. Watermain
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Copyright Control
[Crypt Style (CD, GERMANY)]

09. Love All of Me
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Spencer/Explosion
[Now I Got Worry (CD, UK)]

10. Fuck Shit Up
Writers: Dub Narcotic
Published: Gravedigger Blues
[Now I Got Worry (CD, UK)]

11. Hot Shot
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Spencer/Explosion
[Now I Got Worry (CD, UK)]

12. Skunk
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Spencer/Explosion
[Now I Got Worry (CD, UK)]

13. Vacuum of Loneliness
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Copyright Control
[Crypt Style (CD, GERMANY)]

14. Sticky
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Spencer/Explosion
[Now I Got Worry (CD, UK)]

15. The Feeling of Love
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Copyright Control
[Crypt Style (CD, GERMANY)]

16. Down Low
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1996 JSBE
[Get With It (7″, US)]

17. Dynamite Lover
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Spencer/Explosion
[Now I Got Worry (CD, UK)]

18. Flavor
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Spencer/Explosion
[Orange (CD, US)
On the reissue of Orange these credits were given as:
Writers: Campbell/Spencer/Explosion
Published: Cyanide Breathmint Music, BMG Songs inc. ASCAP/Dirty Shirt, BMI]

19. Full Grown
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Spencer/Explosion
[Orange (CD, US)
on the reissue of Orange this credit was later changed to ‘Dirty Shirt, BMI’]

SLEEVE NOTES:
n/a
DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Photos: Christian Lantry and Ali Smith
Design: David Warner and Jon Spencer
Lettering: Take-shit and Akira

BARCODE: 4 988061 871264

MATRIX: “TFCK-87126 3MM C 0X 13 IFPI L223”

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