The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Meat and Bone [Promo] (CD, JAPAN)

24 October 2012 Sony Music SDCI-81338
01. Black Mold
02. Bag Of Bones
03. Boot Cut
04. Get Your Pants Off
05. Ice Cream Killer
06. Strange Baby
07. Bottle Baby
08. Danger
09. Black Thoughts
10. Unclear
11. Bear Trap
12. Zimgar
13. Gadzooks!
14. Tell Me That You Love Me
NOTES:
Japanese promo edition issued as printed CDR featuring bonus tracks Gadzooks! and James Brown and the Famous Flames cover Tell Me That You Love Me originally released as In The Red Records Jukebox Series single #6.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. Gadzooks!
Writer: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Run Time: 2:02

14. Tell Me That You Love Me
Writer: J. Brown / B. Hobgood / N. Jones
Published: Dynatone, BMI
Run Time: 1:18

SLEEVE NOTES:
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ARTWORK:
Lettering: Elizabeth Carey Smith

BARCODE: n/a

MATRIX: [unknown]

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