The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Crypt Style [#0] [Crypt] (LP, GERMANY)

April 1992 Crypt Records CRYPT-LP-029 / EFA LP11502
A1. Lovin’ Up A Storm
A2. Support-A-Man
A3. White Tail
A4. ’78 Style
A5. Chicken Walk
A6. Mo’ Chicken / Let’s Get Funky
A7. Water Main
A8. Like A Hawk
A9. Big Headed Baby

B1. The Feeling Of Love
B2. Kill-A-Man
B3. Rachel
B4. History Of Sex
B5. Comeback
B6. Twentynine
B7. What To Do
B8. 40lb Block of Cheese

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Crypt Style (LP, GERMANY) - Cover
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NOTES:
Black vinyl album with die-cut white paper inner sleeve. This pressing of the record is from a different/later run to other editions listed on the site and has slightly different Crypt logo and label design.

The catalogue number is written as ‘CR-029’ (rear), ‘CRYPT-LP-029’ (spine) and ‘CRYPT-029’ (label)…and this release also carries the EFA number ‘LP11502’.

During an interview with Fiz magazine (issue #5) Jon Spencer speaks about the various editions of the first album and states that “if you have to buy one, buy the Crypt record – it’s our record.”

Extract from Vertigozine interview: “Jon: “Crypt Style is like a variation of the first record. Tim Moran*, the guy that runs Crypt picked the songs and the sequencing and I endorse theremin, so I had them out on Caroline Records in the U.S.”” – Vertigozine.co.uk

*Crypt Records owner is Tim Warren not ‘Tim Moran’ as printed in the interview.

Crypt Style:
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Crypt Style [Crypt] [White Label Design] (LP, GERMANY)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Crypt Style [Crypt] (LP, GERMANY)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Crypt Style [Crypt] [Alt. Label Design] (LP, GERMANY)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Crypt Style [Matador] (LP, US)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Crypt Style (CD, GERMANY)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Crypt Style (CD, JAPAN)

This is one version of the first album all of which have slightly different running orders and tracklistings. The tracks on this release come from recording sessions with Kramer (July 1991) and Steve Albini (November/December 1991). The Shirt Jac single was also recorded during a Steve Albini sessions.

The vinyl edition of Crypt Style includes non-CD tracks: Twentynine, What To Do and 40lb Block of Cheese but ommits Maynard Ave., Write A Song, Eye To Eye and The Vacuum of Loneliness.

The first album was available as A Reverse Willie Horton, Crypt Style (CD / LP), Crypt Style [25 Tracks / Japan], The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (CD / CASSETTE / LP) and on 10 August 2010 Shout! Factory released a 38-track compilation titled Year One which takes tracks from all of the early releases.

VIEW: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – First Album Tracks / Running Order

SONG CREDITS:
All songs by Spencer/Explosion (Copyright Control)
Except ‘Lovin’ Up A Storm’ (Khent, Dixon) and ‘Let’s Get Funky’ (Taylor).

Recorded in NYC 1991, with Kramer or Albini.
Produced by Spencer.

[the song credits given below are as they appear on the Year One compilation]

A1. Lovin’ Up A Storm
Writers: Khent / Dixon
Published: EMI Music Publishing
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

A2. Support A Man
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

A3. White Tail
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

A4. ’78 Style
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

A5. Chicken Walk
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

A6. Mo’ Chicken Let’s Get Funky
Writers: Spencer / Explosion / Hound Dog Taylor
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI / Eyeball Music a Div. of Alligator Records & Artist Management, Inc. BMI.
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

A7. Water Main
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

A8. Like A Hawk
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

A9. Big Headed Baby
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

B1. The Feeling Of Love
Albini, November/December 1991
An alternate take to the one that appears on Jon Spencer Blues Explosion/Dirty Shirt Rock ‘n’ Roll: The First Ten Years.

B2. Kill A Man
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

B3. Rachel
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

B4. History Of Sex
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

B5. Comeback
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

B6. Twentynine
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

B7. What To Do
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

B8. 40lb Block of Cheese
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

SLEEVE NOTES:
n/a
DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Band Photo: Lavine

BARCODE: n/a

RUN-OUT GROOVE ENGRAVING:
A: “CR 029 A DEDICATED TO MY WIFE”
B: “CR 029 B HEY ACTION!”

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