The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Rare Tracks [Bootleg] (LP, JAPAN)

2001
A1. History of Sex
A2. Write A Song
A3. Smoke Cigarettes
A4. Son of Sam
A5. Bent
A6. Relax-Her
A7. Train #3
A8. Train #1
A9. Miss Elaine

B1. Down Low
B2. Let’s Smerf
B3. Fish Sauce
B4. Chocolate Joe
B5. Judah Love Theme
B6. Yellow Eyes
B7. Buscemi
B8. Turn Up Greene

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Rare Tracks [Bootleg] (LP, JAPAN) - Cover
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Bootleg LP issued in stickered die-cut black card sleeve. Exact release date is unknown but it was more than likely during 2001 or 2002.

Includes single tracks from 1992-1997, except for Get With It, Cool Vee (which were both released on the Japanese edition of Now I Got Worry), Shirt Jac and Latch On (from the Shirt Jac 7″).

This is one of three bootleg LP’s which feature rare and unusual tracks probably all issued in Japan. This LP features rare singles and B-sides; the others are This Is Blues Power! and Lost Blues Power!

The original/official releases these tracks were taken from are detailed in ‘Song Credits’.

SONG CREDITS:
A1. History of Sex
Original Release: ‘History of Sex (7″, UK)’
[as ‘Big Jon Spencers Blues Explosion’] which was part of the Clawfist singles club (MAY.1992).
Writer: Jon Spencer
[although no other credits are given on the original sleeve I am inclined to believe that the are all self-produced and recorded live]

A2. Write A Song
Original Release: ‘History of Sex (7″, UK)’
[as ‘Big Jon Spencers Blues Explosion’] which was part of the Clawfist singles club (MAY.1992).
Writer: Jon Spencer
[although no other credits are given on the original sleeve I am inclined to believe that the are all self-produced and recorded live]

A3. Smoke Cigarettes
Original Release: ‘History of Sex (7″, UK)’
[as ‘Big Jon Spencers Blues Explosion’] which was part of the Clawfist singles club (MAY.1992).
Writer: Jon Spencer
[although no other credits are given on the original sleeve I am inclined to believe that the are all self-produced and recorded live]

A4. Son of Sam
Orignal Release: ‘Son of Sam (7″, US)’
Writer: Luanda & Gee
Published: © 1977 Kapitalist Music LTD (ASCAP)

A5. Bent
Orignal Release: ‘Son of Sam (7″, US)’
Writer: Spencer
Published: © 1992 J.S.B.X.

A6. Relax-Her
Original Release: ‘Afro (7″, UK)’
Writers: Spencer/Explosion (Dirty Shirt, BMI)
Organ: Doug Easly
Sax: Kurt Hoffman
Recorded: Memphis at Easley Recording, Memphis
Mixed: Waterworks, Jan ’93.
Engineered: Doug Easley and Davis McCain (Memphis)
Produced by Jon Spencer

A7. Train # 3
Original Release: ‘Train #3 (7″, US)’
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
[no other details on original release]

A8. Train #1
Original Release: ‘Train #3 (7″, US)’
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
[no other details on original release]

A9. Miss Elaine
Original Release: ‘Bellbottoms (7″, UK)’
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: © 1994 Spencer/Explosion (Dirty Shirt, BMI)
Produced: Jon Spencer and Jim Waters
Recorded/Mixed at Waterworks, NYC, 1993-4

B1. Down Low
Original Release: ‘Get With It (7″, US)’
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: © 1996 JSBE

B2. Let’s Smerf
Original Release: ‘2 Kindsa Love (7″, UK)’
Writing Credits: Spencer/Explosion
Produced: Jon Spencer & Jim Waters
Recorded at Waterworks West
Engineer was Professor Saylor Breckenridge
Mastered by Howie Weinberg at Masterdisc

B3. Fish Sauce
Original Release: ‘2 Kindsa Love (CD, UK)’
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Mixed: Mario Caldato Jr
Recorded at G-Son, LA; and Waterworks West, Tuscon
Engineer: Professor Saylor Breckenridge
Mastered by Howie Weinberg at Masterdisk
Fender Rhodes: Mark Ramos-Nishita

B4. Chocolate Joe
Original Release: ‘Rocketship (7″, AUSTRALIA)’
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
[no other details given on original sleeve]

B5. Judah Love Theme
Original Release: ‘Wail [#1] (7″, UK)’
Writers: Explosion/Taylor
Recorded Mixed at Waterworks West, Tuscon, AZ. 1996 with Jim Waters.
Vocals: Cliff Taylor

B6. Yellow Eyes
Original Release: ‘Wail (CD, UK)’
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Recorded at G Son LA, CA. with Mario C.
Mixed at Waterworks West, Tuscon, AZ with Jim Waters.
Organ: Money Mark

B7. Buscemi
Original Release: ‘Wail (CD, UK)’
Writers: Explosion/Nishita
Recorded somewhere in Dalls, TX, 1995 with Peter Arsenault.
Mixed: Waterworks West, Tuscon, AZ. 1996 with Jim Waters.
Organ: Money Mark.

B8. Turn Up Greene
Original Release: ‘Wail (CD, UK)’
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Recorded and Mixed at G Son LA, CA. 1996 with Mario C.
Piano: Money Mark
Saxophone: Jon Wahl

SLEEVE TEXT:
STICKER: “Rare Tracks, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion”

REAR: n/a

LABEL SIDE A: “Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Rare Tracks, 33 1/3 RPM, Stereo” and Side A tracklisting.

LABEL SIDE B: “Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Rare Tracks, 33 1/3 RPM, Stereo” and Side B tracklisting.

DETAILS:
ARTWORK: [no details]

BARCODE: n/a

RUN-OUT GROOVE ENGRAVING:
SIDE A: [unknown]
SIDE B: [unknown]

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