The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Plastic Fang (2xLP, UK)

8 April 2002 Mute STUMM199
A1. Sweet N Sour
A2. She Said
A3. Money Rock ‘N’ Roll
A4. Killer Wolf

B1. The Midnight Creep
B2. Hold On
B3. Down In The Beast
B4. Shakin’ Rock ‘N’ Roll Tonight

C1. Over And Over
C2. Mother Nature
C3. Mean Heart
C4. Point Of View

D1. Like A Bat
D2. Tore Up & Broke
D3. Then Again I Will
D4. Do Ya Wanna Get It?

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Plastic Fang (2xLP, UK) - Front
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NOTES:
Double black vinyl LP in polythene bag with card hanger and 12″ x 12″ version of the CD booklet. The two records are held in die-cut card inner-sleeves which are large scale versions of the covers for She Said [#1] and the card sleeve used to hold the CD in Plastic Fang [Fang Pack]. Also issued on CD [Plastic Case] and limited CD [Fang Pack].

The card inner-sleeves are printed on the inside and outside. The one holding disc one features a black and white photo of the Blues Explosion (the same picture used behind the tray on the regular CD edition) and what looks like hand-written notes on possible tracklistings for the album. The sleeve other has hand-written lyrics for Mean Heart on one side and a small drawing of a mouth on the other (this is the same drawing used on the cover of the sleeve holding disc one).

This edition features Point of View, Like A Bat, Then Again I Will and Do Ya Wanna Get It? which were not on UK CD editions.

The booklet of this edition prints both the UK (STUMM199) and the US catalogue numbers (OLE 542-1).

This album features guest appearances by Dr. John, Elliott Smith, Bernie Worrell, Willie Weeks and Bashiri Johnson.

Sweet N Sour, She Said and Shakin’ Rock ‘N’ Roll Tonight were all released as singles.

There are many different editions of this album with alternate track listings and running orders.

VIEW: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Plastic Fang: Tracks / Running Order Comparison

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Plastic Fang (2xCD, AUSTRALIA)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Plastic Fang (CD, JAPAN)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Plastic Fang [Fang Pack] (CD, UK)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Plastic Fang (2xLP, UK)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Plastic Fang [Fang Pack] (CD, US)

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – She Said (7″, UK)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – She Said [#1] (CD, UK)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – She Said [#2] (CD, UK)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Ghetto Mom (7″, US)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Sweet N Sour (7″, UK)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Sweet N Sour [#1] (CD, UK)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Sweet N Sour [#2] (CD, UK)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Shakin’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Tonight (7″, UK)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Shakin’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Tonight (CD, UK)

SONG CREDITS:
All Songs © 2001 Dirty Shirt, BMI
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Vocals/Guitar/Theremin/Stylophone/Claps/Piano: Jon Spencer
Guitars/Backing Vocals/Claps: Judah Bauer
Drums/Percussion: Russell Simins
Guitar/Drums/Piano/Backing Vocals/Percussion/Organ/Claps/Bass: Steve Jordan
Produced: Steve Jordan
Recorded/Mixed: Don Smith for Moondog Productions Inc.
Assisted by Martin Pradler (Additional Recording & Pro Tools)
Additional Pro Tools Recording: Pat Thrall
Technical Assistance: Minoru Yokoo
Guitar & Drum Tech: Artie Smith
Recorded at Oorong (Assistant: Doug Conroy)
Except: “Sweet N Sour” Recorded at the Magic Shop (Assistant: Magic Juan Garcia)
Additional Recording at The Hit Factory (Assistant: Chris Testa)
Mixed at Bay 7 (Assistant: Matt Ellingsen)
Except “Hold On” at the Hit Factory (Assistant: Chris Testa)
And “Mother Nature” at Soucerer Sound (Assistant: Tim Conklin)
Mastered at Sterling Sound by Greg Calbi
Assisted by Steve Fallone
FOH: Peter Aresenault Lights: Niko Tavernise
Legal: Loren Chodosh and Vincent Gamba
Books: Jen Czin at RZO

B2. Hold On
Guitar: Dr John
Organ: Bernie Worrell
Claps: Willie Weeks

C1. Over and Over
Moog Bass: Bernie Worrell

C4. Point Of View
Farfisa: Bernie Worrell

D1. Like A Bat
Congas: Bashiri Johnson
Clavinet: Dr John

D2. Tore Up & Broke
Vocals: Elliott Smith

D4. Do Ya Wanna Get It?
Piano: Dr John

SLEEVE NOTES:
“Jon thanks: Cristina, Charlie, Nancy, My Family, Larry, Terri, Eric, Brian, Bud, Harriette, Loren, Jen, Jesper, Chris, Shaun, Daniel, Miwa, Peter, Niko, Jackie, Kelly, Cali, Boche, Jonny, Naoki, Motor, Tannis Root, Chip, Steve, Don, Martin, Greg, Elliott, Bernie, Dr. John, Judah, & Russell …Judah: I’d like to thank Steve for showing me the power of a steady beat (Play behind the beat!) laid back …Russell for being a real brother/Soul (Have we done this before?) Jon for leading the way (Take a whiff!) …Hollis for 10 years Y Mas …Boche for leading is to where the money is, Over the next hill (Turn left at the light), Peter making us sound so good (Turn me up in the mix!) …Niko… “No Eceuentro palabras para decir” Minoru -San for the give and take (Does this sound good?) …Matt Johnson Post-Literate guidance …all the inspiration from the fans/front row dancers to the back of the halls…take a bow! –Russell Thanks: Steve Jordan for hookin’ it up! – Much respect, My friend, Don Big Heart Smith – You’re a special one. Amanda – You are the one, Brothers Blues Explosion – Judah, so grateful that you are – Jon, my favourite front man …Keepin’ us on our toes. Peter, Niko & Jackie – I’d never want another crew. Artie Smith – I want your drums. Jen Czin. Loren Chodosh. Ken Friedman. Jamey Staub. Mark Kates. Minoru Yokoo. Grand Royal. – R.I.P. Dr John – You are so cool! My mom, cause she’s cool. Brothers Simins – Rick & Robert. And my Dad, cause wherever he is, I know he’s diggin’ this. –Steve Special thanks: Meegan Voss, Loren Chodosh, Paul Zukowsky, Don Smith, Martin Pradler, Pat Thrall, Greg Calbi, Artie Smith, Niko Bolas, Jen Czin, Vincent Gamba, Jim Keltner, Timothy White, Mitch Glazer, Paul Jamison, Jon Jennings @ Royer Labs, Dr. Susan Linn, Makikio Endo, Troy Germano, Zoe Thrall, Danielle Crisafulli, and my family.”
DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Designed: Chip Kidd
[Although sleeve states “Photo by” it doesn’t actually say who the photographer was]

BARCODE: 5 016025 611997

RUN-OUT GROOVE ENGRAVING:
A: “STUMM-199-A RJ STERLING – DAMONT I”
B: “STUMM-199-B RJ STERLING – DAMONT – ”
C: “STUMM-199-C RJ STERLING 2 DAMONT B”
D: “STUMM-199-D RJ STERLING – DAMONT I”

[‘RJ’ is a signature and ‘Damont’ is written upside-down in relation to the rest of the text]

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