The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Jukebox Singles Box Set (5×7″, US)

27 April 2011 In The Red Records ITR 007 / ITR 011 / ITR 019 / ITR 042 / ITR 088
Single #1
A. Shirt Jac
B. Latch On

Single #2
A. Son of Sam
B. Bent

Single #3
A. Train #3
B. Train #1

Single #4
A. Get With It
B. Down Low

Single #5
A. Ghetto Mom
B. Do Ya Wanna Get It

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Jukebox Singles Box Set (5×7", US) - Cover
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Very limited box set of the first five The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion jukebox singles issued in a hand-numbered edition of 20 copies with insert. Since this box set was released In The Red have issued a sixth single in the series (Gadzooks! (7″, US)).

First sold at the Ottobar, Baltimore MD show on 27 April 2011.

Shirt Jac and Latch On were recorded with Steve Albini from the bands second recording session in November/December 1991 at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ.

Latch On is a Jon Spencer arrangement of a rockabilly song despite the fact that The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion version has very little in common with the most well-known recordings of this track (released by Ron Hargrave and The Cochran Brothers).

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion version is more-than-likely a cover of the Cochran Brothers version of this song as both tracks feature the words “you are really gone” which do not appear in the lyrics sung by Ron Hargrave.

Son of Sam and Bent feature Kurt Hoffman on Saxophone. The original version of Son of Sam is by Chain Gang and their recording was released as a 7″ single and appears on the What’s Up Matador? compilation.

A live recording of Son of Sam was released on Controversial Negro.

It is believed that both tracks from this 7″ stem from the Extra Width sessions. In an interview Jon Spencer mentioned a session with Kurt Hoffman where the band recorded Son of Sam, Bent, Fat (released on Jukebox Explosion…) and possibly Out of Luck (from Mo’ Width) and Relax-Her (Afro B-Side).

Get With It features Mark Ramos Nishita on piano and is a cover of a Charlie Feathers song released in 1956. As stated in the sleeve-notes to Jukebox Explosion Rockin’ Mid-90s Punkers The Explosion Juke Box Series (and label design) is based on a series of releases Charlie Feathers put out in 70s.

Do Ya Wanna Get It? features Dr John on piano.

Visit the entries listed below for details of the original releases and details on the full series.

Jukebox Series:

1: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Shirt Jac (7″, US)
2: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Son of Sam (7″, US)
3: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Train #3 (7″, US)
4: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Get With It (7″, US)
5: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Ghetto Mom (7″, US)
6: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Gadzooks! (7″, US)
7: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Human Obscene (7″ US)

SONG CREDITS:
Single #1
A. Shirt Jac
Writers: J. Spencer*
© 1992 Jon Spencer Blues Explosion*
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991
Run Time: 1:26

B. Latch On
arr. J. Spencer*
© 1992 Jon Spencer Blues Explosion*
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991
Run Time: 1:22

*Credits on Year One (CD, US) give the writing / publishing credits as “Spencer / Explosion” and ” Dirty Shirt, BMI”

Single #2
A. Son of Sam
Writers: Luanda & Gee
© 1977 Kapitalist Music LTD (ASCAP)*
[Additional credits from Extra Width + Mo’ Width (2xCD, US)]:
Recorded: Wharton Tiers at Fun City, NYC, Oct 20, 1992
Mixed at Waterworks, NYC with Jim Waters 1992-93
Sax: Kurt Hoffman
Produced: Jon Spencer
Run Time: 3:00

*the insert to the Jukebox Singles Box Set gives the year as ‘1990’.

B. Bent
Writers: Spencer
© 1992 J.S.B.X.
[Additional credits from Extra Width + Mo’ Width (2xCD, US)]:
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Wharton Tiers at Fun City, NYC, Oct 20, 1992
Mixed at Waterworks, NYC with Jim Waters 1992-93
Sax: Kurt Hoffman
Produced: Jon Spencer
Run Time: 2:10

Single #3
A. Train #3
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1993 J.S.B.X.
Run Time: 2:00

B. Train #1
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1993 J.S.B.X.
Run Time: 2:02

Single #4
A. Get With It
Writers: Explosion/Feathers
© JSBE/Meteor Pub.
Piano: Mark Ramos Nishita
Run Time: 1:34

B. Down Low
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1996 JSBE
Run Time: 2:01

Single #5
A. Ghetto Mom
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Produced: Steve Jordan
Recorded/Mixed: Don Smith
Run Time: 3:12

B. Do Ya Wanna Get It
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Produced: Steve Jordan
Recorded/Mixed: Don Smith
Piano: Dr. John
Run Time: 3:16

SLEEVE NOTES:
“This is five OG copies of thee original Jon Spencer Blues Explosion jukebox singles.
EDITION OF 20”
DETAILS:
ARTWORK: [no details]

BARCODE: n/a

RUN-OUT GROOVE ENGRAVING/S

Single #1
A: “”APPLE PIE AND A YOO HOO” ITR-1007-A G1 R-14684 MASTERED BY CAPITOL”
B: “”ROLL OVER AL JACKSON” ITR-1007-B G1 MM R-14685″

Single #2
A: “R-15018 ITR-011-A FOR CHARLEY”
B: “ITR-011-B 101% R-15019”

Single #3
A: “ITR 019-A S TO THE W R-15726”
B: “ITR 019-B R-15727 GENIUS!”

Single #4
A: “ITR-042-A MONEY MARK AS BUBBA R-168455 MASTERDISK”
B: “ITR-042-B I’M SHARP AS A TACK! MASTERDISK R-168456”

Single #5
A: “ITR-088-A PRODUCED BY STEVE JORDAN ????* R-18820”
B: “R-18821 ITR-088-B FEATURING DR JOHN ????*”

*This part is written as a signature and is unclear, could be the name/initials ‘Li Ris’.

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