Size:220 x 269 mm
More Info: https://hesterdoove.com/music-portaits/
Size:220 x 269 mm
More Info: https://hesterdoove.com/music-portaits/
Host: Troy Nelson
Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D’Alessandro & Justin Wilmore
Editor: Scott Holpainen
Full Set Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-6KX02vy0c
The Bobby Lees – Coin was released Friday 6, February.
Animation: Macky Bowman
Video: Miles Rogoish
“With its angular guitar riffs and vocals that build from muffled to manic, the track feels like a dream tumbling into a nightmare. Quartin starts off mumbling vocals over guitar distortion. Halfway through, the song turns even darker, and Quartin starts bellowing over epic guitar shreds and trembling backing vocals…
…The Bobby Lees Are The Giant Green Cyclops of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” – BTRtoday
“When you can claim that your album was produced by Jon Spencer, you’re going to get my attention. The latest single from Woodstock, NY’s The Bobby Lees definitely has some serious Jon Spencer vibes to it, but The Bobby Lees have their own sound. “Coin” is dirty blues punk that is dripping with attitude. It brings this intensity that is missing in a lot of music today, but it also has this slinky groove throughout. At times it can’t quite tell if it’s a punk song, a more traditional blues jam, or noise rock, and that just might be the brilliance of The Bobby Lees.” – If It’s Too Loud
“Their raw and unapologetic energy promises to make you feel alive.” Listen to them and see for yourself.” – Audiotex UK
“We have seen the future of rock and it begins anew with The Bobby Lees…
…The band’s delivery is visceral in every aspect of the word and the young bone-shaking Garage Rock band hails out of Woodstock, NY.” – Ghettoblaster Magazine
Check out the latest Forbidden Alliance radio show in which Robbie White interviews Rob Kennedy and Mike Miller of The Chumps.
Rob also discusses his numerous bands including The Workdogs (Jon Spencer has worked with Rob Kennedy on many occasions and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion have a song titled “Rob K Is President” featuring the man himself.).
Stream Here (interview starts approximately half way through):
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#4: “The blues is number one!” – Jon Spencer destroys the Recovery set
The much-missed tonic for Saturday morning hangovers, Recovery added an extra element of risk in that musical performances were genuinely live, rather than mimed. Like Countdown, though, it was recorded early in the morning – a challenging time slot for any band, let alone a high-energy act like the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, who – in September 1997 – were themselves recovering from a show the night before, at the end of a long tour.
From the depths of exhaustion, Spencer went berserk: mics were thrown, props torn down, cameramen shoved aside, and host Dylan Lewis sat upon, before the singer waded into the audience as bandmates Judah Bauer and Russell Simins maintained maximum rock’n’roll behind him.
If excitement was the sole criteria, the JSBX’s performance would top this list, as Spencer channelled the spirit of Little Richard and the young Elvis.
The Guardian have mentioned The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion‘s performance on Recovery, ABC Studios, Melbourne, Australia (6 September 1997) in their feature “From Madison Avenue to Iggy Pop: five unforgettable moments of Australian music TV“.
“The surprise opener for night 8 was Jon Spencer and his non-Blues Explosion solo project, The HITmakers, whose lineup includes Sam Coomes (Quasi), Bob Bert (Sonic Youth) and M. Sord. They played a quick-n-dirty set accented by crunchy riffs, howls and yelps, with Bert literally banging on trash cans with hammers.”
Photo: Ellen Qbertplaya
Jon Spencer – Big Yule Log Boogie / My Christmas Wish originally released as a Sub Pop singles club 7″ in December 1992.
“Quien sabe cuántas personas he conocido a lo largo de mi vida que han pedido y pedido a promotores que viniera Jon Spencer y fue Georgetown Records quien nos hizo el milagro de traer a uno de los mejores frontmen de todos los tiempos en un formato inmejorable: celebrando tres décadas de carrera y su primer LP solista, Jon Spencer tocando en una sola noche temas de todos sus proyectos: Blues Explosion, Heavy Trash y Pussy Galore, en compañía de Sam Coomes de Quasi (y alguna vez miembro de la banda de Elliot Smith), el percusionista M. Sord de No Monster Club, y la leyenda viviente del Noise, Bob Bert, baterista original de Sonic Youth, Lydia Lunch y los mismos Pussy Galore ¡Imperdible!”
Photo: Carlos Garza
Jon Spencer & The HITmakers – Casa Franciscana, Mexico City, Mexico, US (14 December 2019).
Photos: Toni François
Jon Spencer & The HITmakers: https://www.instagram.com/jonspencerhitmaker/
Seated: Rogelio Matamoros (https://www.instagram.com/diablodespierto/)
Standing: Hemingroove (https://www.instagram.com/hemingroove/)
Warp.la and indierocks.mx have just published a new interview and preview feature for the forthcoming Jon Spencer & The HITmakers show at Casa Franciscana, Mexico City, MX on 14 December 2019.
“Estoy sumamente emocionado por este show, he conocido a muchos mexicanos que se me han acercado después de un concierto a preguntarme porqué no voy a México y bueno, necesitaba que alguien me invitara ¡gracias Georgetown Records! The HITmakers y yo haremos que suden, bailen y sea verdaderamente una posada inolvidable.”
“¿Qué esperas de tú próxima visita a la Ciudad de México?
Espero que me vuele la cabeza, estoy ansioso por visitar un lugar nuevo para mí, conocer gente y lo más importante dar un buen show para todo el público. Espero que sea una noche inolvidable para los que asistan”.”
“VERY RARE. Jon Spencer las bandas que lo inspiraron, la escena de Nueva York, Baby Driver y sus recuerdos favoritos en el estudio
Esta es la primera vez que harás un show en la Ciudad de México ¿cómo te sientes al respecto?
Muy emocionado ya que es mi primera vez, no recuerdo haber venido nunca a tocar por lo que estoy ansioso por ir y por el show.”
Jon Spencer & The HITmakers (50cm x 70cm): 2 colors on cream paper in a limited edition of 135 copies (€40)
Vampire (50cm x 70cm): AP Version, printed in 2 colors plus iridescent glitter on cream paper in a limited edition of 65 copies (€50)
Jon Spencer interview about The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion performance on Recovery, ABC Studios, Melbourne, Australia (6 September 1997)
nb. Jon Spencer interview segment starts at approx 45m into the show.
On the show they performed Wail / 2Kindsa Love-Flavor
“We couldn’t do anything about it, it was live,” Dylan Lewis laughs, describing the moment when he and the rest of the Recovery crew watched in horror (and delight) as The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion began to physically tear down the set in 1997.
“You can’t just stop recording. And that’s what defined Recovery — the moments when it all went wrong. That’s everyone’s favourite, Jon Spencer, and it’s up there with my favourites too. It was the moment that music television made sense to me and Recovery was defined. Like ‘this is what we can do, these are the moments we can get.’ It’s beautiful to watch, isn’t it? I loved it. I loved seeing that again.” – junkee.com
“‘Oh my god, this is the greatest moment that’s ever happened on television and I’m standing here watching it live. How wonderful and magical.’ At the end of it, I think I said something like, ‘Yep, my life is complete. This is what we came here to do, this is what rock’n’roll is.’ It was such an amazing, transformative moment and it really did make me realise how powerful [Recovery] could be.” – themusic.com.au
Trailer for the documentary “Recovery: The Music and The Mayhem” featuring The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and quotes from interviews with Dylan Lewis about the show.