The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Wail [#1] (7″, UK)

28 April 1997 Mute MUTE204
A. Wail (Video Mix)
B1. Judah Love Theme
B2. Radio Spot
Grey vinyl 7″ in stickered picture sleeve with white paper die-cut inner-sleeve. Judah Love Theme features guest vocals by Cliff Taylor.

Wail appears on the album Now I Got Worry and was issued as a one track promo CD in the US and was released as a single in the UK on [Grey] 7″, [Green] 7″ and CD.

Radio Spot is an advert titled Announcer #1 which was also issued on a promo 7″ with four others and would later be released along with Judah Love Theme on the expanded 2010 reissue of Now I Got Worry.

The “John Spencer Blues Explosion” cover artwork was written in Tipex on an escalator handrail at Tottenham Court Road underground station in London (there was also a second part further down which just said “Damn”) on the day of the show at the Astoria (6 October 1996).

Each of the sleeves features a slightly different photo by William Bankhead of the same text.

A. Wail (Video Mix)
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: © 1996 Spencer/Explosion
Recorded & Mixed at Waterworks West, Tuscon, AZ. 1996 with Jim Waters.
Thanks to Mario C.

B1. Judah Love Theme
Writers: Explosion/Taylor
Recorded Mixed at Waterworks West, Tuscon, AZ. 1996 with Jim Waters.
Vocals: Cliff Taylor

B2. Radio Spot*
Writers: Waters/Explosion
Published: © 1996 by Waters/Explosion
Arranged: Jim Waters
Recorded in Tuscon

*credits as the appear on Now I Got Worry [2010] (CD, US):
Writers: Waters/Explosion
Published: Wacky Voodoo Music, BMI/Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed at Waterworks West

“Sleeve Design: Ben Drury
Photo: William Bankhead

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MUTE204 LC5834

BLUES EXPLOSION: Judah Bauer, Russell Simins, Jon Spencer.”

STICKER INFO: “The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. ‘Wail’. Limited Edition Grey Vinyl. MUTE204.”

LABEL INFO – SIDE A: “‘Wail’ by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. All rights reserved. Unauthorised reproduction, copying, lending, hiring, broadcast & public performance is prohibited (p) 1997 mute records. (c) 1997 mute records. Side A.”

LABEL INFO – SIDE B: “‘Wail’. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. A. Wail (Video Mix), Spencer/Explosion, The original version of ‘Wail’ appears on the album ‘Now I Got Worry’ (CDStumm132) B1. Judah Love Theme, Explosion/Taylor. 2. Radio Spot, Explosion/Waters. MUTE204 LC 5834. (p) 1997 Mute Records Ltd. © 1997 Mute Records Ltd.”

Sleeve Design: Ben Drury
Photo: William Bankhead

BARCODE: 5 016025 102044

A: ‘JON SPENCER – A’ and ‘MUTE + 204 + A’
B: ‘JON SPENCER – B’ and ‘MUTE + 204 + B’

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