The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Alternative Press: Cover / Feature (PRESS, US)

December 1996 Alternative Press 101
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Alternative Press: Cover / Feature (PRESS, US)
NOTES:
Cover and Feature on The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

The following text is from the AltPress.com history section which comments on the cover of each issue.

“AP 101: JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION
WHY THEM? The editors loved the band, and the new record, Now I Got Worry, was great. (JP) Jon Spencer is cool, and his wife is pretty hot, too. (NW)

PROS: We thought the record was strong enough, and JSBX would constantly sell out shows all over our fine land. (JP) CONS: Indie rockers who sit on their thumbs listening to Sebadoh 7-inches are big on lip service and short on loyalty. (JP)

WHO WANTED IT MOST? Everyone but Mike. (JP)

END RESULT: It bombed. I’m not saying a thing, but you can refer to my comments for issue 94[*]. (MS) Eight years later, JSBX are on a record label with Gene Simmons, Dokken and Kelly Osbourne. (AB)”

[* Comment for Issue 94: “END RESULT: Despite all the “research” we did to prove it would sell to our indie-rock base, the issue bombed, even in indie record stores. It taught us a valuable lesson: that cool bands don’t necessarily sell magazines. So we did it again several months later with Jon Spencer. Go figure… (MS)”]

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