The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Vpro Session, Sept ’94: Devil’s Blues [Bootleg] [Cock Rock Music] (10″, NETHERLANDS)

1996 Cock Rock Music COCK-ROCK-MUSIC #1
A1. Intro
A2. Wriggle And Move
A3. Vacuum Of Loneliness
A4. Chickenwalk
A5. Water Main
A6. Full Grown

B1. Bent
B2. Shirt Jac
B3. Soul Typecast
B4. Very Rare
B5. Curfew Blues
B6. Flavor

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Vpro Session: Devil's Blues [Bootleg] (10", NETHERLANDS) - Front
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NOTES:
‘Devil’s Blues’ edition of the Vpro Session bootleg issued as a black vinyl 10″ in plain white card sleeve with pasted-on front and rear artwork (other versions do not feature the rear art) with plain black and white labels, anti-static inner sleeve and a number of different colour variations of of the cover (some shown above).

There were Devils Blues/Cock Rock Music, Crap-Rap and an unlabelled version of this record.

Live recording from VPRO radio in the Netherlands, recorded 25 September ’94.

The cover photo by Ali Smith appeared in issue one of BB Gun and looks as though it was been taken directly from a copy of that magazine. On close inspection the distinctive cross-hatch lines making up the image are still there but lack all detail/clarity whereas the image in the magazine is very defined. The bootleg would appear to be a second-generation copy of that printing style and not from an original photograph.

The cover photo also appears in the booklet with the Japanese edition of Extra Width (but at a much higher resolution and using a different printing method).

The Intro track on this record is edited together in the same way as Tour Diary on Experimental Remixes. At least two segements appear on both releases; Jon Spencer singing “V, P, R, O!” and the interviewer asks “What kind of music is this?”.

Track A4 Chickenwalk is Mo’ Chicken/Let’s Get Funky from Crypt Style.

Track B5 is listed on the cover as Corfewblues but it’s supposed to be Curfew Blues which Jon Spencer says “is a song we ripped off of Earl King”. According to then inlay of Jukebox Explosion Rockin’ Mid-90’s Punkers this track was due to be released as a B-Side Caroline which was due to be the original third installment of the Jukebox singles series.

Although this is probably not true as this was recorded in September 1994 and Train #3 (third installment of the Jukebox Series) was released in 1993.

SONG CREDITS:
Vocal/Guitar/Theremin: Jon Spencer
Guitar/Harp: Judah Bauer
Drums: Russell Simins

[The following writing/copyright/publishing credits are taken from the commercially released versions of these tracks as there are no details given on the sleeve to this record.]

A1. Intro
[unknown]

A2. Wriggle And Move
[unknown]

A3. Vacuum Of Loneliness
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: copyright control

A4. Chickenwalk
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: copyright control

A5. Water Main
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: copyright control

A6. Full Grown
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1994 Dirty Shirt, BMI

B1. Bent
Writer: Spencer
© 1992 J.S.B.X.

B2. Shirt Jac
Writer: J. Spencer
© 1992 Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

B3. Soul Typecast
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1993 Dirty Shirt, BMI

B4. Very Rare
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1994 Dirty Shirt, BMI

B5. Corfewblues
[unknown]

B6. Flavor
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
© 1994 Dirty Shirt, BMI

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DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Photo: Alison Smith

BARCODE: n/a

RUN-OUT GROOVE ENGRAVING: n/a*

*it’s been scribbled out on both the a and b side (see images).

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