The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Extra Width [Test Pressing] (LP, GERMANY)

28 May 1993 Crypt Records crypt lp-033 / efa lp-11541-08
SIDE ONE:
01. Afro
02. History of Lies
03. Back Slider
04. Soul Letter
05. Soul Typecast

SIDE TWO:
01. Pant Leg
02. Hey Mom
03. Big Road
04. Train #2
05. Inside the World of the Blues Explosion
06. The World of Sex

VIEW:
NOTES:
Test pressing for the Crypt vinyl release of Extra Width. Some copies issued in plain white sleeve and some included press release and photocopy of the CD cover artwork and barcodes for both CD and vinyl editions (both versions pictured), commercially issued on vinyl and CD.

Afro was released as 7″ only single in the UK.

The Extra Width reissue in 2000 (CD / 2xLP) included tracks from the album Mo’ Width and in 2010 Shout! Factory released a double CD 46-track edition featuring Mo’ Width, numerous b-sides/rare tracks, seven live songs and an additional five previously unreleased studio recordings including an AC/DC cover and an alternate version of Brenda.

Press Release Photos: Igor Ribeiro

SONG CREDITS:
Writers: Spencer/Explosion (Copyright Control)
Recorded: Memphis at Easley Recording, Nov 23-24 ’92 and in NYC at Waterworks Recording, Jul 30 and Dec 3 ’92.
Mixed: Waterworks, Jan ’93.
Engineered: Doug Easley and Davis McCain (Memphis) and Jim Waters (NYC).
Produced by Jon Spencer.
PRESS RELEASE TEXT:
THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION – “EXTRA WIDTH”
CR – 033 LP/CD
EFA 11541 LP/CD 08/26

Release Date: May 28, 1993

The Blues Explosion return with a brand-new slew of gritty,soul-infected whomp! This chapter features a pronounced soulful groove on such hip-shakers as “Afro”, “Soul Typecast” and “Train #2”. The roots-rock fuckery continues with raw gems like “Backslider”, “Big Road” and “Pant Leg”.

Flipside Magazine crowned ’em “Best New Group of ’92”. Hell, even brain-damaged Kim Gordon listed the “Crypt Style” LP in her “Top Ten of ’92”.

Here’s some feedback from the hype-machine:

“Frenetic Blues-Punk-Noise… Loud, raunchy and simply dripping with hauteur” – Brutarian

“This is HOT-ACTION-GOOD-TIME-SHIT! Jon Spencer’s most cohesive works to date. Absolutely top-notch, hot-rockin’, essential” – BEN IS DEAD

“Jon Spencer’s latest, greatest creation to date; building on the twin phenomena of Robert Johnson’s part with the devil, and Spencer’s own history as an angry young noisemonger with attitude, the Blues Explosion hit the limelight with a powerful combination of unearthy, staccato tempi; primal, pounding rhythms; and crazy explosions of screaming, skidding guitars. The End result is twisted, sexy, dangerous rock n’ roll, the likes of which ain’t been heard in a way too long a time.” – REFLEX

DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Photos: R. Kern

BARCODE: n/a

SIDE ONE: “CR-033-A SRC OLE-052-1A RJ MASTERED BY TRUTONE 1-1”
SIDE TWO: “CR-033-B SRC OLE-052-1B RJ MASTERED BY TRUTONE 1-2”

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