The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Now I Got Worry [2010] (CD, US)

18 May 2010 Shout! Factory / Majordomo Records 826663-11767
01. Skunk
02. Identify
03. Wail
04. Fuck Shit Up
05. 2Kindsa Love
06. Love All of Me
07. Chicken Dog
08. Rocketship
09. Dynamite Lover
10. Hot Shot
11. Can’t Stop
12. Firefly Child
13. Eyeballin
14. R.L. Got Soul
15. Get Over Here
16. Sticky
17. Cool Vee
18. Fish Sauce
19. Yellow Eyes
20. Turn up Greene
21. Buscemi
22. Get With It
23. Let’s Smerf
24. Down Low
25. Chocolate Joe
26. Judah Love Theme
27. Dig My Shit
28. Roosevelt Hotel Blues
29. Radio Ad: Announcer #1
30. Radio Ad: Ernie Eddie
31. Radio Ad: Announcer #2
32. Radio Ad: Street Sez-Me

VIEW:
NOTES:
Expanded reissue of Now I Got Worry includes an additional 11 rare tracks, 4 Radio Spots and a previously unreleased song titled Roosevelt Hotel Blues (featuring Beck and Money Mark on keyboards).

On this release the Ernie & Eddie promo spot is slightly shorter than it appears on the original 7″ single (leaving off the instrumental fade out) and Street Sez-Me was originally titled Seasame Street.

Issued in DigiPak similar in design to the original release with an additional pocket and 16 page booklet featuring many photographs and extensive sleeve notes by Mike Edison.

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 / Get With It / Fish Sauce / Yellow Eyes / Turn Up Greene / Buscemi / Roosevelt Hotel Blues), Rufus Thomas (Chicken Dog), Justin Berry (Firefly Child), King Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys (Cool Vee), Jon Wahl of The Pontiac Brothers / Claw Hammer (Turn Up Greene), Cliff Taylor (Judah Love Theme) and Beck (Roosevelt Hotel Blues).

The additional tracks previously appeared on the following releases:
Cool Vee and Fish Sauce: 2Kindsa Love (UK, CD)
Yellow Eyes, Turn Up Greene and Buscemi: Wail (CD, UK)
Get With It: Get With It (7″, US)
Let’s Smerf: 2Kindsa Love (7″, UK)
Down Low: Get With It (7″, US)
Chocolate Joe: Rocketship (7″, AUSTRALIA)
Judah Love Theme: Wail [#1] (7″, UK)
Dig My Shit: What’s Up Matador! (2xLP, US)
Roosevelt Hotel Blues: n/a
Radio Promo Spots: Radio Promo Spots [Promo] (7″, US)

Now I Got Worry was originally released on vinyl, CD and cassette with the Japanese edition including Cool Vee and Get With It as bonus tracks.

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″ (on black and red vinyl) 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.

During an interview with MagnetMagazine.com Jon Spencer was asked about the origins of the song Buscemi:

I assume your song “Buscemi” is about one of my all-time favorite actors, Steve Buscemi.
Sure, that’s an instrumental written in this weird, funky little studio in Dallas. We were on tour with the Beastie Boys, supporting them. It was a weird thing, playing these big arenas. We got to be real friendly with their keyboard player, Money Mark. I think we had day off, and he asked if we wanted to go a session at this funky little eight-track studio. That was one of the improvisations that just sort of happened. There was a lot of Money Mark on Now I Got Worry. He had a real influence on that record.”

SONG CREDITS:
Reissue Produced: Jon Spencer
A&R: Derek Dressier
Business Affairs: Dave Mcintosh
Remastered: Fred Kevorkian at Kevorkian Mastering, Inc.

This reissue (p) & © 2010 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Tracking Session Info:

Somewhere in Dallas, TX, May 5 1995, engineer: Peter Arsenault
Easley Studio, Memphis, Feb 5, 1996, engineers: Doug Easley and Davis McCain
G-Son, Los Angeles, Feb 7-8, 1996, engineer: Mario Caldato Jr.
Waterworks West, Tuscon, Feb 11-13, 1996, engineers: Jim Waters and Saylor Breckenridge

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

01. Skunk
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed at Waterworks West

02. Identify
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed at Waterworks West

03. Wail
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed at Waterworks West

04. Fuck Shit Up
Writers: Dub Narcotic
Published: Gravedigger Blues, BMI
Recorded/Mixed at Waterworks West

05. 2Kindsa Love
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed at Waterworks West
Bang: Thermos Malling

06. Love All Of Me
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed at Waterworks West

07. Chicken Dog
Writers: Explosion/Thomas*
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI/Almo Music Corp, ASCAP
Recorded at Easley Studio, Memphis; G-Son, Los Angeles; and Waterworks West, Tucson
Mixed at Waterworks West
Bark/Crow/Vocals: Rufus Thomas
Clavinet: Mark Ramos Nishita

*on the US promo version this is given as “Spencer/Explosion/Thomas”.

08. Rocketship
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed at Waterworks West

09. Dynamite Lover
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed at Waterworks West

10. Hot Shot
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed at Waterworks West

11. Can’t Stop
Writers: Explosion/Nishita
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI/Fido Speaks Music, ASCAP
Recorded at Easley Studio, Memphis; G-Son, Los Angeles; and Waterworks West, Tucson
Mixed at Waterworks West
Piano: Mark Ramos Nishita

12. Firefly Child
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded at G-Son, Los Angeles; and Waterworks West, Tucson
Mixed at Waterworks West
Organ: Mark Ramos Nishita
Sax: Justin Berry

13. Eyeballin’
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed at Waterworks West

14. R.L. Got Soul
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed at Waterworks West

15. Get Over Here
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed at Waterworks West

16. Sticky
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed at Waterworks West
Bang: Thermos Malling

17. Cool Vee
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded at G-Son, Los Angeles and at Waterworks West, Tucson
Mixed at Waterworks West
Scratch: King Ad-Rock

18. Fish Sauce
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed at G-Son, Los Angeles
Fender Rhodes: Mark Ramos-Nishita

19. Yellow Eyes
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded at G-Son, Los Angeles; and Waterworks West, Tucson
Mixed at Waterworks West
Organ: Money Mark

20. Turn Up Greene
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed at G-Son, Los Angeles
Piano: Money Mark
Saxophone: Jon Wahl
Vocals: Cristina Martinez

21. Buscemi
Writers: Explosion/Nishita
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI/Fido Speaks Music, ASCAP
Recorded somewhere in Dallas and Waterworks West, Tuscon
Organ: Mark Ramos Nishita

22. Get With It
Writers: Explosion/Feathers
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI/C. Feathers Publishing BMI
Recorded at G-Son, Los Angeles; and Waterworks West, Tucson
Mixed at Waterworks West
Piano: Mark Ramos Nishita

23. Let’s Smerf
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed at Waterworks West

24. Down Low
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed at Waterworks West

25. Chocolate Joe
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI

26. Judah Love Theme
Writers: Explosion/Taylor
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI/Cliff Taylor, BMI
Recorded/Mixed at Waterworks West, Tucson
Vocals: Cliff Taylor

27. Dig My Shit
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed at Waterworks West

28. Roosevelt Hotel Blues
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed at G-Son, Los Angeles
Keyboards: Mark Ramos Nishita
Keyboards: Beck

29. Radio Ad: Announcer #1
Writers: Waters/Explosion
Published: Wacky Voodoo Music, BMI/Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed at Waterworks West

30. Radio Ad: Ernie Eddie
Writers: Waters/Explosion
Published: Wacky Voodoo Music, BMI/Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed at Waterworks West

31. Radio Ad: Announcer #2
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed at Waterworks West

32. Radio Ad: Street Sez-Me
Writers: Waters/Explosion
Published: Wacky Voodoo Music, BMI/Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed at Waterworks West

SLEEVE NOTES:
[Booklet features extensive liner notes by Mike Edison]

“more BLUES EXPLOSION from MAJORDOMO:
Dirty Shirt Rock N Roll: The First Ten Years
Controversial Negro
Year One
Extra Width + Mo Width
Orange + Experimental Remixes
Acme + Xtra Acme USA”

DETAILS:
Photography: Brian Valenchenko / Darren P. Clark / Debra Sugerman / Vivian Oh / Jaqueline Alpers
Packaging Design: Jimmy Hole
Production: Jeff Palo
Artwork/Package Supervision: Karrie Stouffer
Liner Notes: Mike Edison
Editorial Supervision: Dorothy Stefanski
Project Assistance: Robert Kim

Now I Got Worry was originally released on October 15, 1996

BARCODE: 8 26663 11767 7
ISBN: 978-1-60399-368-5

MATRIX: “DIDX-254168 1 IFPI L329 A01”

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