Jon Spencer show at Broadcast, Glasgow, UK with The Reverse Cowgirls on 27 October 2018.
nb. The band was later to become known as ‘Jon Spencer & The HITmakers’
Metal / Percussion: Bob Bert
Keys: Sam Coomes
Vocals / Guitar: Jon Spencer
Do The Trash Can
Just Wanna Die
Time 2 Be Bad
Tough Times In Plastic Land
I Got The Hits
Loveless – Roadrunner
+ unknown encore
“This is a full force rock and roll show as it should be: sometimes politically-minded (Spencer alludes to the Pittsburgh shootings, reminding everyone to stick together before playing Tough Times), a bit chaotic, yet often surreal, sexy and teasing, with a flip of the bird to TV evangelism and gushing sports commentary in its delivery. It’s as caustic as it’s titillating: retro; yet completely of the moment.
Ghost feels as though the band ate each individual member of Black Sabbath and spat them out like a furball, Do The Trash Can has a hula hoop swivel and grind. Classic Pussy Galore track New Breed ripples like a python, and I start to feel punch drunk on the filthy riffs and Sord’s pulverising drumming.
There’s even a nod to Childish Gambino, as Spencer, bathed in red light, asks for more lighting so he can see his guitar, but adds with a Glover flounce, “I’m so pretty”. Indeed so, but never ever vacant. This is their America, the anti-Trump, and it’s as confrontational and raw as these sad, screwed up times deserve. The happy, sweaty audience agree. Dang!” – Lorna Irvine, theweereview.com
The Reverse Cowgirls:
nb. originally this support for this show was given as The Bucky Rage.
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