The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Son of Sam (7″, US)

1992 In The Red Records ITR 011
A. Son of Sam
B. Bent
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Black vinyl 7″ with large centre hole with plain white paper die-cut sleeve and jukebox insert (image shows two slight variatons). Part two in the ‘Explosion Juke Box Series’.

In 2007 In The Red Records released tracks from the first five singles in this series on the Jukebox Explosion Rockin’ Mid-90’s Punkers compilation.

Son of Sam is a cover version of a song originally released by Chain Gang as a 7″ single in 1977 (LYRICS) and later issed on the album Perfumed and What’s Up Matador? compilation.

A live recording of Son of Sam was released on Controversial Negro.

Both tracks from this 7″ stem from the Extra Width sessions. In an interview Jon Spencer mentioned a session with Kurt Hoffman where the band recorded Son of Sam, Bent, Fat (released on Jukebox Explosion…), Out of Luck (from Mo’ Width) and Relax-Her (Afro B-Side).

In April 2000 the Record Collector magazine published a feature on The Jon Spencer Blues Exploson and Pussy Galore which gave the release date of this as January 1992 but this would seem to be too early in the year.

In 2011 a very limited box set of the first five jukebox singles were issued in a hand-numbered edition of 20 copies with insert.

Jukebox Series:

1: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Shirt Jac (7″, US)
2: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Son of Sam (7″, US)
3: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Train #3 (7″, US)
4: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Get With It (7″, US)
5: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Ghetto Mom (7″, US)
6: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Gadzooks! (7″, US)
7: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Human Obscene (7″ US)

SONG CREDITS:
A. Son of Sam
Writers: Luanda & Gee
© 1977 Kapitalist Music LTD (ASCAP)
[Additional credits from Extra Width + Mo’ Width (2xCD, US)]:
Recorded: Wharton Tiers at Fun City, NYC, Oct 20, 1992
Mixed at Waterworks, NYC with Jim Waters 1992-93
Sax: Kurt Hoffman
Produced: Jon Spencer
Run Time: 3:00

B. Bent
Writers: Spencer
© 1992 J.S.B.X.
[Additional credits from Extra Width + Mo’ Width (2xCD, US)]:
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Wharton Tiers at Fun City, NYC, Oct 20, 1992
Mixed at Waterworks, NYC with Jim Waters 1992-93
Sax: Kurt Hoffman
Produced: Jon Spencer
Run Time: 2:10

SLEEVE INFORMATION:
[Cat. no.s, titles and writing credits]
Explosion Juke Box Series 2A/2B

INSERT:
“Son of Sam”
(R) Hit
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Oldy
“Bent”
Jon S 02

DETAILS:
ARTWORK: [no details]

BARCODE: n/a

RUN-OUT GROOVE ENGRAVING:
A: “R-15018 ITR-011-A FOR CHARLEY”
B: “ITR-011-B 101% R-15019”

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