The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Dirty Shirt Rock ‘n’ Roll: The First Ten Years (CD, US)

30 March 2010 Shout! Factory / Majordomo Records 826663-11709
01. Chicken Dog
02. Magical Colors
03. Money Rock ‘n’ Roll
04. Love Ain’t On The Run
05. Blues X Man
06. Buscemi
07. Bellbottoms
08. History of Sex
09. Fuck Shit Up (Live)
10. Leave Me Alone So I Can Rock Again
11. Shake ’em On Down (Edit)
12. Train #2
13. Water Main
14. Hell
15. Wail (Video Mix)
16. Afro
17. Greyhound
18. Talk About The Blues
19. Flavor (Remix)
20. Feeling of Love
21. Lap Dance
22. She Said (Single Edit)
VIEW:
NOTES:
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion retrospective CD album in DigiPak with 20 page booklet of photos and extensive sleeve notes by Mike Edison.

This album features appearances by Mark Ramos Nishita a.k.a. Money Mark (Chicken Dog / Buscemi), Rufus Thomas (Chicken Dog), Jeremy Jacobson (Magical Colors), Greg Talenfeld (Magical Colors / Leave Me Alone So I Can Rock Again), Steve Jordan (Money Rock ‘n’ Roll / She Said), Calvin Johnson (Love Ain’t On The Run), Cristina Martinez (Blues X Man), Hollis Queens (Blues X Man), R.L. Burnside (Shake ’em Down), Kenny Brown (Shake ’em Down), Luther Dickinson (Hell), Cody Dickinson (Hell), Jim Dickinson (Hell), D.A.P. (Greyhound), Rick Lee (Talk About The Blues), Dan The Automator (Talk About The Blues), Beck (Flavor), Mike D (Flavor), Mario Caldato Jr (Flavor) and Andre Williams (Lap Dance).

The UK release of this album was on Shove Records and has the catalogue number SHOV10.

Fuck Shit Up is a cover version of a song originally released as a single by Dub Narcotic Sound System (who also recorded the album Sideways Soul: Dub Narcotic Sound System Meets The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion in a Dance Hall Style).

A different version of Hell (titled Give Ya Some Hell) was issued on the 7″ single release of Heavy.

This compilation features the recording of Feeling of Love originally released on the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. (the Year One album only includes the recording from Crypt Style).

Dirty Shirt Rock ‘n’ Roll: The First Ten Years was issued prior to the expanded re-releases of Now I Got Worry, Controversial Negro, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (The First Year), Extra Width + Mo’ Width, Orange + Remixes and Acme + Xtra Acme.

PRESS INFO:

“On stage and in the studio, Jon Spencer has destroyed and rebuilt American roots music with such ferocity and wild abandon it is hard to believe that there is anything left. The trail of musical destruction he created with his legendary group Pussy Galore still smolders in the avant punk blues and nasty garage grind of the Blues Exposion, whose incredible, innovative output remains an indelible totem to his enormous mojo spirit and red-hot power of deliverance. This first-ever JSBX collection spans their entire career, from 1992s Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Crypt Style to the breakthrough Matador albums Extra-Width, Orange, Now I Got Worry, Acme, and Plastic Fang. Contains their greatest hits, including Afro, Bellbottoms and Wail and a whopping 19 other tracks. Also features rarities and stray tracks from the Japan-only live album Controversial Negro; A Ass Pocket of Whiskey (with R.L. Burnside), Sideways Soul (with Calvin Johnson), the Experimental Remixes E.P.; Xtra-Acme, and more. Includes a detailed 20-page booklet, containing an essay, rare photos and memorabilia. ” – amazon.com

“Majordomo Records is proud to launch the first-ever reissue program of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s key albums, starting with their first-ever best-of collection, the 22-track Dirty Shirt Rock ’N’ Roll: The First Ten Years. For the past 25 years, Jon Spencer has destroyed and rebuilt American roots music, starting with his legendary group Pussy Galore. Closing in on a 20-year legacy, JSBX continues to record and tour and Spencer also splits his time with the rockabilly-infused Heavy Trash.” – majordomorecords.com

SONG CREDITS:
Remastered: Fred Kevorkian at Kevorkian Mastering, Inc.

01. Chicken Dog
Writers: Explosion/Thomas
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI/Almo Music Corp., ASCAP
From the album Now I Got Worry, 1996
Clavinet: Mark Ramos Nishita
Bark/Crow/Vocals: Rufus Thomas
Recorded at Easley Studio, Memphis; G-Son, Los Angeles; and Waterworks West, Tuscon.
Mixed at Waterworks West.
Produced: Jon Spencer and Jim Waters.

02. Magical Colors
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
From the album Acme, 1998
Piano/Organ: Jeremy Jacobson
Backing Vocals: Greg Talenfeld
Recorded: Steve Albini at Electrical, Chicago
Mixed with Greg Talenfeld at Waterworks, NYC

03. Money Rock ‘n’ Roll
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published, Dirty Shirt, BMI
From the album Plastic Fang, 2002
Acoustic Guitar: Steve Jordan
Recorded at Oorong, NYC
Mixed: Bay 7, Burbank, by Don Smith for Moondog Productions Inc.
Produced: Steve Jordan

04. Love Ain’t On The Run
Writers: Dub Narcotic Sound System / Explosion
Published: Gravedigger Blues, BMI/Dirty Shirt, BMI
From the album Sideways Soul: Dub Narcotic Sound System Meets The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion in a Dancehall Style!, 1999
Voice: Calvin Johnson
Voice/Melodica: Calvin Johnson
Recorded at Dub Narcotic Studio, Olympia by Calvin Johnson

05. Blues X Man
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
From the album Orange, 1994
Vocals: Cristina Martinez and Hollis Queens
Recorded and Mixed at Waterworks, NYC
Produced by Jon Spencer and Jim Waters

06. Buscemi
Writers: Explosion/Nishita
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI/Fido Speaks Music, ASCAP
From the “Wail” UK CD single, 1997
Organ: Money Mark
Recorded somewhere in Dalls, TX, 1995 with Peter Arsenault.
Mixed: Waterworks West, Tuscon, AZ, 1996 with Jim Waters.

07. Bellbottoms
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
From the album Orange, 1994
with uncredited string section
Recorded and Mixed at Waterworks, NYC
Produced by Jon Spencer and Jim Waters

08. History of Sex
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
From the album Crypt Style, 1992
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, July 1991

09. Fuck Shit Up (Live)
Writers: Dub Narcotic
Published: Gravedigger Blues, BMI
From the album Controversial Negro, 1997
Recorded live November 25, 1996 at The Hotel Congress in Tuscon, AZ.
Mixed: Jim Waters at Waterworks West

10. Leave Me Alone So I Can Rock Again
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
From the album Xtra Acme USA / Acme Plus, 1999
Harmonica: Greg Talenfeld
Recorded: Steve Albini at Electrical, Chicago
Mixed: Greg Talenfeld at Waterworks, NYC

11. Shake ‘Em On Down
Writer: R.L. Burnside
Published: Mocking Bird Blues Pub., Ltd.
From the R.L. Burnside album A Ass Pocket of Whiskey, 1996
Vocals/Guitar: R.L. Burnside
Guitar: Kenny Brown
Recorded by Bruce Watson on the afternoon of 2-6-96 at Lunati Farms in Holly Springs, MS.
Mixed at Waterworks West, Tuscon, AZ by Jim Waters and Judah Bauer
Assisted by Saylor Breckenridge
Produced: Mattew Johnson

12. Train #2
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
From the album Extra Width, 1993
Recorded and Mixed by Jim Waters at Waterworks, NYC
Produced: Jon Spencer

13. Water Main
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
From the album Crypt Style, 1992
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, July 1991

14. Hell
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
From the album Xtra-Acme USA, 1999
Sitar: Luther Dickinson
Washboard: Cody Dickinson
Farfisa: Jim Dickinson
Recorded: Steve Albini at Electrical, Chicago
Mixed: Jim Dickinson at Zebra Ranch, Coldwater, MS

15. Wail (Video Mix)
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
From the album Now I Got Worry, 1996 [the Video Mix appeared on the UK CD single]
Recorded & Mixed at Waterworks West, Tuscon, AZ with Jim Waters.
Produced: Jon Spencer and Jim Waters

16. Afro
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
From the album Extra Width, 1993
Recorded: Doug Easley and Davis McCain at Easley Recording, Memphis, November 1992
Mixed: with Jim Waters at Waterworks, NYC, January 1993
Produced: Jon Spencer.

17. Greyhound
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
From the album Orange, 1994
Turntable: D.A.P.
Recorded and Mixed at Waterworks, NYC
Produced by Jon Spencer and Jim Waters

18. Talk About The Blues
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
From the album Acme, 1998
Noises: Rick Lee
Scratching: Automator
Recorded: Suz Dyer at RPM, NYC; Calvin Johnson at Dub Narcotic Studio, Olympia; and Greg Talenfeld at Waterworks, NYC
Mixed: Dan the Automator at Greene Street, NYC

19. Flavor (Remix – Promo Single Edit)
Writers: Campbell/Spencer/Explosion
Published: Cyanide Breathmint Music, BMG Songs INC, ASCAP/Dirty Shirt, BMI
From the EP Experimental Remixes, 1995 [Issued as Flavor [PROMO] (CD, US)]
Originally Recorded and Mixed at Waterworks, NYC, 1993-4
Originally Produced: Jon Spencer and Jim Waters
Remixed/Reorganized/Repeated/Destroyed/Simonized by: Beck Hansen, Mike Diamond and Mario Caldato Jr for A.B.A. Productions at G-Son Studios with the Paraquet Floor, AtWater Village CA.

20. Feeling of Love
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
From the album Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, 1992
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, November/December 1991.

21. Lap Dance
Writers: Williams/Explosion
Published: June 16th, BMI/Dirty Shirt, BMI
From the album Xtra-Acme USA, 1999
Vocals: Andre Williams
Recorded: Steven Albini at Electrical, Chicago
Mixed with Greg Talenfeld at Waterworks, NYC

22. She Said (Single Edit)
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
From the album Plastic Fang, 2002
Vocals/Claps: Steve Jordan
Recorded at Oorong, NYC
Mixed at Bay 7, Burbank, by Don Smith for Moondog Productions Inc.
Produced: Steve Jordan

SLEEVE NOTES:
Read the Dirty Shirt Rock ‘n’ Roll sleeve notes on MikeEdison.com.

A&R: Derek Dressler
Business Affairs: Dave McIntosh
Liner Notes: Mike Edison
Editorial Supervision: Dorothy Stefanski
Project Assistance: Robert Kim

Thanks to: Jon Barry, Loren Chodosh, Jen Czin, Fat Possum, Adam Fayers at Pop-Catastrophe.co.uk, Larry Hardy, Jimmy Hole, K Records, Cristina Martinez, Matador, Mute, Dave Vicelli, Jim Waters.

More Blues Explosion from Majordomo:
Now I Got Worry
Controversial Negro
A Reverse Willie Horton + The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion + Crypt Style
Extra Width + Mo’ Width
Orange + Remixes
Acme + Xtra Acme USA.

DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Art Direction and Design: Chip Kidd
Layout: Art Slave
Artwork Supervision: Karrie Stouffer

BARCODE: 8 2666311709 7

MATRIX: “DIDX-246782 1 IFPI L327”

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