|Late 1992||In The Red Records||ITR 012|
|A: I Saw Mommy Do The Wild Thing
|Black vinyl 7″ single in wraparound sleeve with white paper die-cut inner sleeve. Features Jon Spencer on guitar.
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion album Mo’ Width features a track titled Rob K (Rob K is President on the re-release) on which he performs as a preacher. And finally Jon Spencer has recorded with Rob K on several Workdogs records.
|Bass/Words: Rob Kennedy
Drums: Scott Jarvis
Guitar: Jon Spencer
Guitar: Jerry Teel
Recorded direct to DAT 8/92
A: I Saw Mommy Do The Wild Thing
“THIS IS THE WORKDOGS’ NEW RECORD.
THEY DON’T LIKE IT.
It is said that Wolf and Muddy didn’t like their “electric” albums. Of course we now acknowledge these seminal classics as masterpieces, fusing old and “now” blues styles, creating something so unique that it required a new label: “electric” blues. Other traditional artists hurried to follow suit. Sonny Boy, Sleepy John, and now the Workdogs; all have experimented with the “electric” style, joining their prodigious talents with those of the hottest rock players on the scene.
In the case of the Workdogs, this meant looking no further than their rehearsal space, which is also home to a number of New York’s most popular acts. This address has been the scene of many historic “jam” sessions – entry to which is perhaps the Big Apple’s most coveted invitation. I have tried to capture on this record what a listener might hear were he or she fortunate enough to attend one of these sessions, as I have so many times. This disc presents a new dimension in recorded sound. For the first time you will actually feel the Workdogs’ presence – the aroma of their hand rolled cigarettes, the smell of whiskey, sweat and basement mildew. These rehearsal tapes truly present the very best of the Workdogs as they freely explore every avenue of self expression, unemcumbered by audience expectations or recording studio pressures. Whether they like it or not, this is the Workdogs.
“thanks to Mark J., Holly H., George and Nancy P., and Caki K.”
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In The Red Records
Workdogs In Hell CD available on Sympathy for the Record Industry
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