The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Now I Got Worry [#1] (CD, JAPAN)

26 September 1996 Toy’s Factory TFCK-88795
01. Skunk
02. Identify
03. Wail
04. Fuck Shit Up
05. 2Kindsa Love
06. Love All Of Me
07. Chicken Dog
08. Cool Vee
09. Get With It
10. Rocketship
11. Dynamite Lover
12. Hot Shot
13. Can’t Stop
14. Firefly Child
15. Eyeballin’
16. R.L. Got Soul
17. Get Over Here
18. Sticky
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Now I Got Worry [#1] (CD, JAPAN) - Cover
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NOTES:
Japanese edition issued in regular CD case with clear tray, obi strip, sticker, reply card and insert featuring biography (Japanese) and lyrics (English and Japanese). There was also a second version of the Japanese release with a darker sleeve and solid blue logo (like the US/UK cover). Includes Cool Vee and Get With It as bonus tracks.

This album features appearances by Thermos Malling of Doo Rag (2Kindsa Love / Sticky), Mark Ramos Nishita a.k.a. Money Mark (Chicken Dog / Can’t Stop / Firefly Child), Rufus Thomas (Chicken Dog) and Justin Berry (Firefly Child).

Now I Got Worry was released on vinyl, CD and cassette with the Japanese CD edition including Cool Vee and Get With It as bonus tracks and the 2010 expanded re-issue including 11 rare tracks, 4 Radio Spots and a previously unreleased song titled Roosevelt Hotel Blues.

The Korean edition of the album has fifteen rather than the usual 16 tracks ommitting the Dub Narcotic Sound System cover version Fuck Shit Up.

In the UK Wail and 2Kindsa Love were released as singles, in Australia there was a 7″ and CD of Rocketship and the US only saw promotional editons of Wail and 2Kindsa Love issued.

The artwork for the UK and US promo editions of Controversial Negro was originally intended for this album.

SONG CREDITS:
Guitar/Vocals: Judah Bauer
Drums: Russell Simins
Vocals/Guitar: Jon Spencer

Produced: Jon Spencer and Jim Waters
Recorded at Easley Studio, Memphis; G-Son, Los Angeles; and Waterworks West, Tuscon.
Mixed at Waterworks West.
Engineers: Saylor Breckenrigde, Mario Caldato Jr., Doug Easley, Davis McCain and Jim Waters.
Mastered: Howie Weinberg and Roger Lian at Masterdisk

01. Skunk
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: © 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Run Time: 2:38

02. Identify
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: © 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Run Time: 1:08

03. Wail
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: © 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Run Time: 3:09

04. Fuck Shit Up
Writers: Dub Narcotic
Published: Gravedigger Blues
Run Time: 3:06

05. 2Kindsa Love
Writers: Dub Narcotic
Published: Gravedigger Blues
Run Time: 3:35

06. Love All Of Me
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: © 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Run Time: 1:58

07. Chicken Dog
Writers: Explosion/Thomas*
Published: Copyright Control
Clavinet: Mark Ramos Nishita
Bark/Crow/Vocals: Rufus Thomas
Mark Ramos Nishita appearing courtesy of Mo’Wax Records, Ltd.
Run Time: 2:59

*The US Promo edition gives this as “Spencer/Explosion/Thomas”

08. Cool Vee
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: © 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Scratch: King AdRock
Run Time:

09. Get With It
Writers: Explosion/Feathers
Published: © JSBE/Meteor Pub.
Piano: Mark Ramos Nishita
Mark Ramos Nishita appearing courtesy of Mo’Wax Records, Ltd.
Run Time:

10. Rocketship
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: © 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Run Time: 3:15

11. Dynamite Lover
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: © 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Run Time: 2:57

12. Hot Shot
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: © 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Run Time: 2:07

13. Can’t Stop
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: © 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Run Time: 2:52

14. Firefly Child
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: © 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Organ: Mark Ramos Nishita
Sax: Justin Berry
Mark Ramos Nishita appearing courtesy of Mo’Wax Records, Ltd.
Run Time: 3:24

15. Eyeballin’
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: © 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Run Time: 3:17

16. R.L. Got Soul
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: © 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Run Time: 4:05

17. Get Over Here
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: © 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Run Time: 2:03

18. Sticky
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: © 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Bang: Thermos Malling
Run Time: 2:53

SLEEVE NOTES / INFORMATION:
“Thank You – – Cristina Martinez, Arizona DMV, Ken Pope, Cliff Taylor, Lisa Steinmeyer, Chick Cashman, Jack Zinder, Joe at Chicago Store, Jason Willis, Jenna, Peter Catalonotte, R.L. Burnside, Bob Fanning, Fan Hsiao, Dave Higel, Neil Kight, Dallas, Beastie Boys, Chris Mojo, Robert Gordon, Hotel Congress, Upward Bound, Billions Corporation, Matador, Crypt, In The Red, Au Go Go, Toys Factory, Fat Possum, CNL, Golden Sounds, Creative Man, Loren Chodosh, Peter Arsenault and fruity Chris Fahey.

Special thanks to – Mark Ramos Nishita (Clavinet on “Chicken Dog”; piano on “Can’t Stop” and “Get With It”; organ on “Firefly Child”), Rufus Thomas (bark/crow/sang on “Chicken Dog”), Justin Berry (sax on “Firefly Child”), Thermos Malling (bang on “2Kindsa Love” and “Sticky”) and King AdRock (Scratch on “Cool Vee”).”

Fabulous Photography: Darren P Clarke
Cover Photo: Danny Cinch
Logo/Lettering: Jeanne Greco

BOOKLET:
Information as detialed in ‘Song Credits’ and ‘Sleeve Notes’.

INSERT: Biography in Japanese (written: 22.AUGUST.1996) and LYRICS in English and Japanese trnascribed by Peter Serafin with permission from Jon Spencer.

REPLY POSTCARD: Features 12 questions and all text is in Japanese.

STICKER: Measures 9cm x 11cm and features the ‘Now I Got Worry’ logo. The tear-off part features the Toy’s Factory logo and the text; “Not For Sale”.

DISC: “Licensed from Jon Spencer through Jade Music Co., Ltd. Now I Got Worry. Blues Explosion. JASRAC [Compact Disc and Toy’s Factory Logos] (88795) Toy’s Factory. TFCK-88795 Stereo (p) 1996. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorized public performance and broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited. Made by Toy’s Factory. In Japan.”

REAR: Tracklisting, “The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Judah Bauer, Russell Simins, Jon Spencer. For Your Listening Pleasure.”, “Licensed from Jon Spencer through Jade Music Co., Ltd.”, Manufactured by Toy’s Factory, Tokyo, Japan, 1996. TFCK-88795 Stereo. 98.9.25, 96.9.26 (96.9.26).”

OBI: Titles, Price, Barcode, TFCK-88795, Stereo, “Cool Vee (AdRock/beastie Boys)/Get With It”, and adverts for ‘Orange (CD, JAPAN)’ and ‘Extra Width (CD, JAPAN)’.

DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Fabulous Photography: Darren P Clarke
Cover Photo: Danny Cinch
Logo/Lettering: Jeanne Greco

BARCODE: 4 988061 887951

MATRIX: “TFCK-88795 2MM1 C 69 IFPI L230”

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