The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Meat and Bone (LP, US)

18 September 2012 Boombox / Mom + Pop SHOV18 / MP 068-1
A1. Black Mold
A2. Bag Of Bones
A3. Boot Cut
A4. Get Your Pants Off
A5. Ice Cream Killer
A6. Strange Baby

B1. Bottle Baby
B2. Danger
B3. Black Thoughts
B4. Unclear
B5. Bear Trap
B6. Zimgar

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Meat and Bone (LP, US) - Cover
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US vinyl release of The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion album recorded in October 2011 at Key Club Recording, Benton Harbor, Michigan (using a Flickinger console originally custom built for Sly Stone).

Meat and Bone was released in the UK by Bronze Rat / Shove on CD and vinyl, in the US by Mom and Pop on CD and vinyl and in Japan by Sony on CD with bonus tracks Gadzooks! and Tell Me That You Love Me (originally issued as In The Red Records Jukebox Series single #6).

A CD / Meat and Bone pre-order package was available from TheJonSpencerBluesExplosion.com which included the album on CD and vinyl along with The Blues Exploder, Apron and Poster by Malleus.

Black Mold and Bag of Bones were issued as a 7″ single, US Promo CD and UK Promo CD.

Press Release:
Meat And Bone is the first studio album by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion in eight years. This is straight-up, Grade A Blues Explosion, mixed by Mr. Spencer himself, with no special guests. Meat And Bone is 12 prime cuts of raw rock ‘n’ roll, recorded on Sly Stone’s “Riot” Flickinger console at the legendary Key Club Recording Studio in Benton Harbor, MI, and mixed in the jungles of New York City. Judah Bauer, Russell Simins and Jon Spencer continue to blow minds with their fusillade of energy and rhythm, and have once again proven that the Blues is #1!


The new album comes on the heels of the meticulous and loving 2010 reissues of the band’s 90s albums, including the classics Extra Width, Orange, and Now I Got Worry. (And more recently, the re-release of the long out-of-print seminal Pussy Galore catalog.) It was amid this period of looking back, that Spencer, Simins and Bauer began the process of moving forward.

Says Jon Spencer: “We still have that psychic glue that allows us to create music together. Over the course of a year touring and writing new songs and recording, we rediscovered our shared history as a band. We circled the wagons, and went back to our roots. In a way this is almost like another first album.”

On stage and in the studio, Judah Bauer, Russell Simins and Jon Spencer have destroyed and rebuilt American roots music with such ferocity and wild abandon, that it’s hard to believe there is anything left. It’s been twenty years since The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion first pressed ‘record’, and twenty years since Spencer and his A-Team of sonic terrorists tore up the indie-rock landscape with fever and a visceral, untouchable vision of rock’n’roll that did for a new wave of blues-punk primitivists what Helen of Troy’s face did for the armada.

But make no mistake: The Blues Explosion was there first. They are the original. It was their sanctified outbursts and blues-bending riffs that began the new-fangled roots rock revolution and spawned countless imitators. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has blazed a furious trail into the future with incendiary spirit built from courage, audacity, and revolt. Nothing has been the same since.”

SONG CREDITS:
Recorded October 2011 at The Key CLub, Benton Harbor, MI with Bill Skibbe and Jessica Ruffins
Overdubs done November 2011 at NY Hed, NYC with Matt Verta-Ray
Mixed December 2011 – January 2011 by Jon Spencer
Mastered: Fred Kevorkian, NYC

A1. Bag of Bones
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Mixed: Deadverse, Union City, NJ with Alap Momin

A2. Black Mold
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Mixed: Deadverse, Union City, NJ with Alap Momin

A3. Boot Cut
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Mixed: NY Hed with Matt Verta-Ray

A4. Get Your Pants Off
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Mixed: Oscilloscope Laboratories, NYC with Andre Helan

A5. Ice Cream Killer
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Mixed: Fluxivity, Brooklyn, NY with Brian Thorn and Ed McEntee

A6. Strange Baby
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Mixed: Fluxivity, Brooklyn, NY with Brian Thorn and Ed McEntee

B1. Bottle Baby
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Mixed: Fluxivity, Brooklyn, NY with Brian Thorn and Ed McEntee

B2. Danger
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Mixed: NY Hed with Matt Verta-Ray

B3. Black Thoughts
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Mixed: Fluxivity, Brooklyn, NY with Brian Thorn and Ed McEntee

B4. Unclear
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Mixed: NY Hed with Matt Verta-Ray

B5. Bear Trap
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Mixed: NY Hed with Matt Verta-Ray

B6. Zimgar
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Mixed: Oscilloscope Laboratories, NYC with Andre Helan

SLEEVE NOTES:
I lost my way in world with the
crazy drum, messed-up beat on the
guitar all together falling down
the stairs first I got it in the ear.
Then I got it in my back now I got it
in the knees but it still ain’t clear
there were times that I could not
hit that note so I got the shot down
on the floor I had to run so very
fast, I had to run so very much, I had
to run so very hard but it still ain’t
clear. You were mine. A short while
A long time ago baby but now you
put me through so many changes
where did it all go? What did you
happen to do to that thing that we
know? I said baby please don’t go
I’m gonna blacken your eye, blacken
your heart rearrange your soul,
I’m gonna tear it apart wrapped up
stuck, and condemned to this fate
but it still ain’t clear
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ARTWORK:
Photo: Michael Lavine
Lettering: Elizabeth Carey Smith

BARCODE: 8 5827500681 0

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