The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Ko Ko, London, UK (21 September 2005)

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Ko, Ko, London, UK (21 September 2005)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion show at Ko, Ko, 1a Camden High St, London, NW1 7JE, UK with Powersolo on 21 September 2005.

nb. Kurt Wolf on sound.

From the Don’t Look Back series of concerts. The band performed the album Orange in it’s entirity and came back on to perform a second set of Non-Orange songs.

The poster measuring 18″ x 24″ is printed on black card and issued as a limited signed edition with artwork by Michael Michael Motorcycle/Mexican Chocolate Design.

The first three pictures show photographs of the physical poster (full poster, close-up of text and close-up of signature) and the forth image is the digital version of the poster.

SET LIST (incomplete):

Bellbottoms
Ditch
Dang
Very Rare
Sweat
Cowboy
Orange
Brenda
Dissect
Blues X Man
Full Grown
Flavor
Greyhound

Goin’ Down South
Spoiled
Son of Sam
Rocketship

Don’t Look Back booklet text:

“Orange is the real gem. Together with its follow up Now I Got Worry, it still stands as The Blues Explosion’s finest moment to date. There, Jon Spencer finally seems to be secure in his vocalist role, while the band musically has found the perfect balance between freeform noise, sweat-dripping rhythms and rock mythology. The band blows the history of rock to pieces and only picks up the most primal, fucked up parts. And it’s this healthy irreverence for their heritage, that makes me so fond of them. There’s always a sarcastic a glimpse in Jon Spencer’s eyes when he delivers the savage, horny howls that’s become his trademark. And just like Einsturzende Neubauten, they’ve never seemed to care much for conventional song structures. That’s why it feels completely natural that a string section suddenly cuts through the guitars or that a howling saxophone fights to be heard. Orange is essential for anyone with the slightest interest in music that struggles to look forward.

(c) Kristoffer Noheden”

Venue: http://www.koko.uk.com/

Poster Design: mexicanchocolatedesign.com
Live Photos: MK not so ultra (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nijjy/)

Review: Thanks to Gordon Thompson

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Ko, Ko, London, UK (21 September 2005)

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Ko, Ko, London, UK (21 September 2005)

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Ko Ko, London, UK (21 September 2005)

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