The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Now I Got Worry (LP, US)

15 October 1996 Matador Records OLE 193-1
SIDE ONE
01. Skunk
02. Identify
03. Wail
04. Fuck Shit Up
05. 2Kindsa Love
06. Love All Of Me
07. Chicken Dog
08. Rocketship

SIDE TWO
01. Dynamite Lover
02. Hot Shot
03. Can’t Stop
04. Firefly Child
05. Eyeballin’
06. R.L. Got Soul
07. Get Over Here
08. Sticky

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Now I Got Worry (LP, US) - Cover
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NOTES:
Black vinyl LP with printed paper inner-sleeve. Inside album sleeve is also printed plain black.

This is a sole Matador release whereas the original CD edition was a Matador/Capitol co-release.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

A1. Skunk
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Run Time: 2:38

A2. Identify
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Run Time: 1:08

A3. Wail
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Run Time: 3:09

A4. Fuck Shit Up
Writers: Dub Narcotic
Published: Gravedigger Blues
Run Time: 3:06

A5. 2Kindsa Love
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Bang: Thermos Malling
Run Time: 3:35

A6. Love All Of Me
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Run Time: 1:58

A7. 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

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

A8. Rocketship
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Run Time: 3:15

B1. Dynamite Lover
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Run Time: 2:57

B2. Hot Shot
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Run Time: 2:07

B3. Can’t Stop
Writers: Explosion/Nishita
Published: Copyright Control/Fido Speaks Music
Piano: Mark Ramos Nishita
Mark Ramos Nishita appearing courtesy of Mo’Wax Records, Ltd.
Run Time: 2:52

B4. Firefly Child
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Organ: Mark Ramos Nishita
Sax: Justin Berry
Mark Ramos Nishita appearing courtesy of Mo’Wax Records, Ltd.
Run Time: 3:24

B5. Eyeballin’
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Run Time: 3:17

B6. R.L. Got Soul
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Run Time: 4:05

B7. Get Over Here
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Run Time: 2:03

B8. Sticky
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Bang: Thermos Malling
Run Time: 2:53

SLEEVE NOTES:
“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”) appearing courtesy of Mo’Wax Records, Ltd., 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”).”

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

BARCODE: 7 44861-0193-1 2

RUN-OUT GROOVE ENGRAVING:
A: “OLE-193-A-1 MASTERDISK”
B: “OLE-193-1-B MASTERDISK”

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