V/A feat. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Don’t Look Back (PRESS, UK)

21 September 2005 ATP
V/A feat. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Don't Look Back (PRESS, UK)
Booklet for the Don’t Let Back shows of 2005 where artists performed classic albums in their entirity.

The booklet features an intro and pages for The Stooges – Fun House, Dinosaur Jr. – You’re Living All Over Me, Lemonheads – It’s a Shame About Ray, Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff plus Early Singles, Mum – Yesterday was Dramatic – Today is O.K., Cat Power – The Covers Album, The Jon Spencer Blues ExplosionOrange, Gang of Four – Entertainment!, Belle and Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister, Melvins – Houdini, Dirty Three – Ocean Songs and Sophia – The Infinite Circle.

Poster / Ticket / Photos: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Ko Ko, London, UK (21 September 2005)

“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”