V/A feat. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Honeymoon Killers / Gibson Bros. / Pussy Galore – We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk Undergut, 1988-2001 (BOOK/DOWNLOAD, US)

1 June 2010 Back Beat Books ISBN-10: 0879309725
01. Death of Samantha – Savior City
02. Cynics – You Got The Love (Live)
03. Raunch Hands – Your Fat Friend
04. Thee Headcoats – Girl From ’62
05. Dwarves – Throw That Girl Away (Alternate Take)
06. Didjits – Gold Eldorado
07. The Gories – There But for the Grace of God Go I
08. The A-Bones – Button Nose
09. Devil Dogs – Big Fuckin Party (Pt. 1)
10. Cheater Slicks – Spanish Rose (Demo)
11. New Bomb Turks – Slut (Live)
12. The Mummies – Mashi
13. Supercharger – Buzz Off
14. Oblivians – Memphis Creep
15. Candy Snatchers – Sympathy Trip
16. Rip Offs – She Said Yeah
17. Archie & The Pukes – I Got Worms
18. No Talents – Blondes Have More Guns (Demo)
19. Hives Barely – Homosapien
20. Clone Defects – Cheetah Eyes
V/A feat. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Honeymoon Killers / Gibson Bros. / Pussy Galore - We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk Undergut, 1988-2001 (BOOK/DOWNLOAD, US)
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351 page book released in the US on 1st June 2010 and comes with a download code for the tracks shown above.

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Gibson Bros., Honeymoon Killers and Pussy Galore are all mentioned in the book with much of the information coming from new first-hand interviews with many of the artists concerned including Jon Spencer.

Two excerpts:

“When I named the band,” says Spencer, “I thought, I’ll do this ridiculous obnoxious name, sort of making fun that usual thing: ‘Oh, now this guy’s moving on to his solo project.” But the Blues Explosion was much more about embracing some traditional rock ‘n’ roll and showmanship. A high-energy, James Brown sort of soul revue.”

“Then first Boss Hog record on Geffen was the only record in my post-Pussy Galore career that I didn’t license – and now that’s unavailable. We did demos for the second record, Whiteout, with Jerry Teel at Funhouse. Geffen passed on it, but we were free to get a deal with someone else, and we still got a good deal of the advance.”

The list of 100 recommended Gunk Punk albums includes Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Orange, Boss Hog – Drinkin’, Lechin’ & Lyin’ and Pussy Galore – Dial M For Motherfucker.

PRESS RELEASE:

“Nirvana, the White Stripes, Hole, the Hives – all sprang from an underground music scene where similarly raw bands, enjoying various degrees of success and hard luck, played for throngs of fans in venues ranging from dive bars to massive festivals, but were mostly ignored by a music industry focused on mega-bands and shiny pop stars. We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk Undergut, 1988-2001 tracks the inspiration and beautiful destruction of this largely undocumented movement, the last generation of punks and rockers to conquer city after city without the diluting force of the Internet. What they took, they fought for, every night. They reveled in ’50s rock ‘n’ roll and ’60s garage rock as much as Iggy Pop, the Ramones, and Black Flag, while creating their own wave of gut-busting riffs and rhythm.

The majority of bands that populate this book – the Dwarves, the Gories, the Supersuckers, the Mummies, Rocket from the Crypt, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the Muffs, and the Donnas among them – gained little long-term reward from their nonstop touring and brain-slapping records. What they did have was free liquor, good drugs, guilt-free sex, and a crazy good time, all the while building a dedicated fan base that extends across America, Europe, and Japan. Truly, this is the last great wave of down-and-dirty rock ‘n’ roll, one whose hangover can still be felt in bars and clubs everywhere in the world.”

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ARTWORK:
Cover Design / Author Photo: Lesley Kunikis
Hand Lettering: Cliff Mott
Cover Photo of the Spits: Canderson

BARCODE: 9 780879 309725
ISBN-10: 0879309725
ISBN-13: 978-0879309725

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