The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Extra Width / Mo’ Width (CD, UK)

13 March 2000 Mute jsbx1cd
Extra Width:
01. Afro
02. History of Lies
03. Back Slider
04. Soul Letter
05. Soul Typecast
06. Pant Leg
07. Hey Mom
08. Big Road
09. Train #2
10. Inside the World of the Blues Explosion
11. World of Sex

Mo’ Width:
12. Afro
13. Out of Luck
14. Cherry Lime
15. Rob K is President
16. Ole Man Trouble
17. Wet Cat Blues
18. Johnson
19. There Stands The Glass
20. Lion Cut
21. Beat of The Traps
22. Memphis Soul Typecast

VIEW:
NOTES:
Expanded Reissue issued in stickered DigiPak with pocket on front sleeve and insert (giving ‘Mo’ Width’ credits).

Includes all tracks from the original Extra Width and Mo’ Width releases on a single disc.

Rob K is President was just titled Rob K on the original release.

Afro was released as a 7″ only single in the UK.

In 2010 Shout! Factory released a double CD 46-track edition featuring Mo’ Width, numerous b-sides/rare tracks, seven live songs and an additional five previously unreleased studio recordings including a cover of the AC/DC song Shake A Leg and an alternate version of Brenda.

SONG CREDITS:
Extra Width:
01. Afro
02. History of Lies
03. Back Slider
04. Soul Letter
05. Soul Typecast
06. Pant Leg
07. Hey Mom
08. Big Road
09. Train #2
10. Inside the World of the Blues Explosion
11. World of Sex

(Tracks 1 – 11) Songs by Spencer/Explosion. © 1993 Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Memphis at Easley Recording, Nov 23-24 ’92 and in NYC at Waterworks Recording, Jul 30 and Dec 3 ’92.
Mixed: Waterworks, Jan ’93.
Engineered: Doug Easley and Davis McCain (Memphis) and Jim Waters (NYC).
Produced by Jon Spencer.

Mo’ Width:
12. Afro
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1993 Dirty Shirt, BMI
Organ: Doug Easley
Recorded in Memphis and New York City, 1992
Mixed at Waterworks, NYC with Jim Waters 1992-93
Produced: Jon Spencer

13. Out of Luck
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1993 Dirty Shirt, BMI
Sax: Kurt Hoffman
Recorded in Memphis and New York City, 1992
Mixed at Waterworks, NYC with Jim Waters 1992-93
Produced: Jon Spencer

14. Cherry Lime
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1993 Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded in Memphis and New York City, 1992
Mixed at Waterworks, NYC with Jim Waters 1992-93
Produced: Jon Spencer

15. Rob K is President
Writers: Kennedy/Spencer/Explosion
Published: King Dog Biscuit, ASCAP/Dirty Shirt, BMI
Preaching: Rob K
Recorded in Memphis and New York City, 1992
Mixed at Waterworks, NYC with Jim Waters 1992-93
Produced: Jon Spencer

16. Ole Man Trouble
Writer: Otis Redding
Published: Irving Music, BMI
Recorded in Memphis and New York City, 1992
Mixed at Waterworks, NYC with Jim Waters 1992-93
Produced: Jon Spencer

17. Wet Cat Blues
Writers: Bauer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Yelping: Hollis Queens
Recorded in Memphis and New York City, 1992
Mixed at Waterworks, NYC with Jim Waters 1992-93
Produced: Jon Spencer

18. Johnson
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1993 Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded in Memphis and New York City, 1992
Mixed at Waterworks, NYC with Jim Waters 1992-93
Produced: Jon Spencer

19. There Stands The Glass
Writers: Hull/Schurtz/Greisham
Published: Jamie Music Publishing/Unichappell Music, BMI
Recorded in Memphis and New York City, 1992
Mixed at Waterworks, NYC with Jim Waters 1992-93
Produced: Jon Spencer

20. Lion Cut
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1993 Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded in Memphis and New York City, 1992
Mixed at Waterworks, NYC with Jim Waters 1992-93
Produced: Jon Spencer

21. Beat of The Traps
Writer: Dorothy Schneider
Recorded in Memphis and New York City, 1992
Mixed at Waterworks, NYC with Jim Waters 1992-93
Produced: Jon Spencer

22. Memphis Soul Typecast
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1993 Dirty Shirt, BMI
Laughing: Christina
Organ: Doug Easley
Recorded in Memphis and New York City, 1992
Mixed at Waterworks, NYC with Jim Waters 1992-93
Produced: Jon Spencer

SLEEVE NOTES:
“spencer and co came out and rocked hard from the get-go. the explosion was tight-they made a hell of a noise for a three piece. bass would have done nothing but get in the way. these guys were smokin’-white-hot-tuned to the same primal source…spencer was the man, the focus, conducting the band with his free arm between bursts and flurries of guitar, judah was the young savage-hands all blurred, possessor of his own six-string style. russell simins dwarfed his kit as he pounded the skins furiously…
they were right on the money, seemingly acting upon some innate urge over which they had no control. the blues explosion stomped on everyone’s ass, rocking shit down to its core again and agian and just when i thought that it couldn’t get any crazier, any more out of control, spencer would lean back and magically activate his feedback device which screamed like some souped-up vacuum cleaner. they rocked with that thing howlin’ away for another spat, further expanding the sonic threshold. crazy.
…the explosion celebrated life with rock ‘n’ roll spirit raging inside their souls.

herb hitts
bad vibe magazine”

Extra Width: “thanks to peter arsenault, boche billions, cristina, jeff evans larry hardy, robert gordon, jenna, the jesus lizard, cheryl payne, ken pope and tim warren.”

Mo’ Width: “Thanks: Peter Arsenault, Monsieur Jeff Evans, Davis McCain, Mark O, Ken Pope, Greg Talenfeld.”

DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Photos: R. Kern

BARCODE: 5 016025 682614

MATRIX: “D6367 JSBX1CD 04 Technicolor IFPIL129”

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