The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – London Astoria, London, UK (6 October 1996)

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion show at London Astoria, London, UK with Doo Rag and R. L. Burnside on 6 October 1996.

This was part of the Now I Got Worry tour with promotional postcards/stickers given out on the night.

Doo Rag is incorrectly written ‘Doorang’.

“The emotional climax of this massively entertaining show – the aptly-titled Sticky – finds him down on his knees in the midst of a deep soul anxiety attack.” – Ben Thompson / Mojo

“…Spencer led the band through a series of “encores” climaxing with a raucous Chicken Dog and a magnificently wired version of Dang, with Bauer on harmonica coaxing a noise like a freight train from hell.” – David Sinclair

SET LIST (according to Mojo):

Water Main
Dynamite Lover
Love All of Me
Get Over Here
Firefly Child
Fuck Shit Up
Cool Vee
2Kindsa Love
R.L. Got Soul
Can’t Stop
Chicken Dog
Full Grown

The sleeves of the various formats of the Wail single were taken of some graffiti written on the handrail of Tottenham Court Road underground station on the day of this show.

Thermos Malling of Doo Rag appears on 2Kindsa Love from the album Now I Got Worry and Twenty Miles released the split EPs Sinful Tunes & Spirituals with Doo Rag and Let Every Town Furnish It’s Own Women with Bob Log III.

This is from around the time R.L. Burnside – A Ass Pocket Full of Whiskey was released and the same month of recording for Twenty Miles & RL Boyce, Othar Turner Fife and Drum Spam.

SHOW REVIEW: Ben Thompson / Mojo

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