The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Uncut: ATP Review (PRESS, UK)

1 June 2013 Uncut #07
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Uncut: ATP Review
Review of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion set at the Yeah Yeah Yeahs curated I’ll Be Your Mirror event at Alexandra Palace, London on 4 May 2013.
“…watching from the side of the stage is Jon Spencer. His Blues Explosion are kindred spirits and tonight their bass-free, blues-punk primitivism underlines just how far ahead of that curve they were, 22 years ago. Spencer is a master of the proselytising yelp and the single knee-drop, both of which get vigorous workouts via “Flavor” and a brilliantly absurd “Bellbottoms”, proving that the band’s showbiz swagger counts for as much as their incendiary songs. There could hardly be a more striking contrast to JSBE’s theatricality than the measured Gallic pop of former Bad Seed Mick Harvey…”