New Album "Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015" out soon. For album details and tour dates, visit www.thejonspencerbluesexplosion.com
On stage and in the studio, Jon Spencer has destroyed and rebuilt American roots music with such ferocity and wild abandon, that it’s hard to believe there is anything left. It’s been twenty years since The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion first pressed ‘record’, and twenty years since Spencer and his A-Team of sonic terrorists tore up the indie-rock landscape with fever and a visceral, untouchable vision of rock’n'roll that did for a new wave of blues-punk primitivists what Helen of Troy’s face did for the armada.
But make no mistake: Jon Spencer was there first. He is the original. It was his sanctified outbursts and blues-bending riffs that began the new-fangled roots rock revolution and spawned countless imitators. With Pussy Galore, he gargled with the Stones and Stooges and wrestled with industrial noise and fuzzed-out fucked-up sixties garage crud…with Blues Explosion, he drove furiously into the future with incendiary spirit built from courage, audacity, and revolt. Nothing has been the same since.
For anyone who missed the news - the JSBX Record Store Day 2016 exclusive "That's It Baby Right Now We Got To Do It Let's Dance!" (on 12" pink cadillac LP) is out on, that's right, Record Store Day. And whilst every day is record store day, the April 16th 2016 Record Store Day is when this baby comes out on.
The Blues Explosion recorded live, in-person, and ON FIRE in Tokyo at the Summer Sonic Festival, August 15, 2015. Contains live versions of songs from the FREEDOM TOWER album, some classic old-skool JSBX tunes, as well as a coupla crazy covers.
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