The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Year One (CD, US)

10 August 2010 Shout! Factory / Majordomo Records 826663-11763
01. Twenty Nine
02. Typecast
03. Water Main
04. History of Sex
05. Rachel
06. Chicken Walk
07. Big Headed Baby
08. Support a Man
09. Lovin’ Up a Storm
10. Comeback
11. ’78 Style
12. Changed
13. White Tail
14. What To Do
15. 40 Lb Block of Cheese
16. Write a Song
17. I. E. V.
18. Exploder
19. What To Do (Albini)
20. Eye To Eye
21. Eliza Jane
22. Maynard Ave.
23. The Feeling of Love
24. The Vacuum of Loneliness
25. Intro A
26. Biological
27. Water Main (Albini)
28. Mo’ Chicken – Let’s Get Funky
29. Like a Hawk
30. Kill a Man
31. Twenty Nine (Albini)
32. History of Sex (Albini)
33. Shirt Jac
34. Latch On
35. Colty
36. Write a Song
37. Smoke Cigarettes
38. History of Sex

VIEW:
NOTES:
Issued in DigiPak sleeve with 16-page booklet of photos and liner-notes by Mike Edison.

Year One features the original track listing of A Reverse Willie Horton as tracks 1 – 15, the Steve Albini recordings (Nov / Dec 1991) are 16 – 35 and include a previously unreleased version of History of Sex (track 32) with the others being previously released on Crypt Style [Japan], The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Shirt Jac / Latch On and the final three songs are taken from the Clawfist single History of Sex / “The Sound of the Future is Here Today” 7″ single.

Although there were two different takes of Feeling of Love released this compilation only includes the recording from Crypt Style and the alternate take from The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion was issued on Dirty Shirt Rock ‘n’ Roll: The First Ten Years.

The first album was available as A Reverse Willie Horton, Crypt Style (CD / LP), Crypt Style [25 Tracks / Japan], The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (CD / CASSETTE / LP) and on 10 August 2010 Shout! Factory released the 38-track compilation titled Year One which takes tracks from all of the early releases.

VIEW: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – First Album Tracks / Running Order

SONG CREDITS:
Reissue Produced: Jon Spencer
A&R: Derek Dressler
Business Affairs: Dace McIntosh
Remastered: Fred Kevorkian at Kevorkian Mastering, Inc

01. Twenty Nine
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

02. Typecast
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

03. Water Main
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

04. History of Sex
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

05. Rachel
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

06. Chicken Walk
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

07. Big Headed Baby
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

08. Support a Man
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

09. Lovin’ Up a Storm
Writers: Khent / Dixon
Published: EMI Music Publishing
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

10. Comeback
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

11. ’78 Style
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

12. Changed
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

13. White Tail
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

14. What To Do
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

15. 40 Lb Block of Cheese
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed by Kramer at Noise NY, NYC, July 1991

16. Write a Song
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

17. I. E. V.
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

18. Exploder
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

19. What To Do (Albini)
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

20. Eye To Eye
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

21. Eliza Jane
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

22. Maynard Ave.
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

23. The Feeling of Love
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

24. The Vacuum of Loneliness
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

25. Intro A
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

26. Biological
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

27. Water Main (Albini)
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

28. Mo’ Chicken – Let’s Get Funky
Writers: Spencer / Explosion / Hound Dog Taylor
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI / Eyeball Music a Div. of Alligator Records & Artist Management, Inc. BMI.
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

29. Like a Hawk
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

30. Kill a Man
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

31. Twenty Nine (Albini)
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

32. History of Sex (Albini)
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

33. Shirt Jac
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

34. Latch On
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

35. Colty
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded and Mixed with Steve Albini at Waterfront, Hoboken, NJ, Nov/Dec 1991

36. Write a Song
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded with the BX Mobile Unit, NYC, date unknown
nb. by ‘Big Jon Spencer’s Blues Explosion’

37. Smoke Cigarettes
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded with the BX Mobile Unit, NYC, date unknown
nb. by ‘Big Jon Spencer’s Blues Explosion’

38. History of Sex
Writers: Spencer / Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded in Person, Boston, MA, date unknown
nb. by ‘Big Jon Spencer’s Blues Explosion’

SLEEVE NOTES:
[Booklet features several pages of photos and liner notes by Mike Edison]

“A Reverse Willie Horton was originally released in 1991 (Public Pop Can)
Crypt Style was originally released in April 1992 (Crypt)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion was originally released on April 17, 1992 (Caroline)
Shirt Jac / Latch On 7″ originally released in 1992 (In The Red)
History of Sex / Write A Song, Smoke Cigarettes 7″ originally released in May 1992 (Clawfist)”

DETAILS:
Photography: R. Holz, Richard Kern, Lance, Michael Lavine, P. Waters
Package Design: Jimmy Hole, Cristina Martinez, Jon Spencer
Production: Jeff Palo
Artwork / Package Supervision: Karrie Stouffer
Liner Notes: Mike Edison
Editorial Supervision: Dorothy Stefanski
Project Assistance: Robert Kim

BARCODE: 8 26663-117639
ISBN: 978-1-60399-364-7

MATRIX: “DIDX-380360 1 IFPI L327 B01”

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