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Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – “She’s On It” (Beastie Boys Cover) + “Jack The Ripper” (Link Wray Cover) Video

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion just released a Record Store Day recording of their popular live medley of “She’s On It” by the Beastie Boys blended with “Jack The Ripper” by Link Wray. Now you can watch the video for it, which patches together footage of the band playing it live. Watch it below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 21, 2014 - 11:47 am

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – “Bag of Bones” Video

In their video for “Bag Of Bones,” a troglodytic stomp-rocker from their 2012 comeback album Meat And Bones, the members of the reunited ’90s underground hellraisers Jon Spencer Blues Explosion appear in animated form. They travel through a psychedelic universe, starting barfights and macking on six-eyed alien ladies. Seems like it should be an average… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 8, 2013 - 2:36 pm

2012 In Review: The Year In Comebacks

“Don’t call it a comeback” is usually a phrase uttered self-protectively by musicians who are very much coming back from some degree of obscurity. Dr. Dre wasn’t exactly absent during the seven-year stretch between his first and second albums (“California Love,” anybody?), but his 1999 sophomore release 2001 is littered with lines like “Ladies pay… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 31, 2012 - 11:55 am

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – “Black Mold” Video

Today, reunited ’90s power-trio greats Jon Spencer Blues Explosion release Meat And Bone, their comeback album. And director Toon Aerts’s video for their single “Black Mold” works as a mini-horror movie and as a fable about why you shouldn’t touch any puddles of goo you might find at flying saucer crash sites. It’s pretty disgusting. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 18, 2012 - 2:23 pm

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – “Bag Of Bones”

The great ’90s dirtbag power trio Jon Spencer Blues Explosion got back together a few years ago to play shows, and next month they’ll release Meat And Bone, their first new album in eight years. We’ve already heard opening track “Black Mold,” and now Rolling Stone has a stream of the anarchic, harmonica-driven choogle-honk “Bag… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 14, 2012 - 10:37 am

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – “Black Mold”

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion return this September with Meat And Bone, the band’s first new studio album in eight years, and a collection that seems to have reignited the trio’s passion for playing scuzzy roots-rock with one another. Here’s Spencer’s take, via press release:

“We still have that psychic glue that allow… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 25, 2012 - 1:21 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2010: Saturday Recap

A lot of times I compare live performances to how that band sounds on their album. At Pitchfork Festival, Saturday was really about how artists worked with the big crowd and the daytime heat (the latter was big factor yesterday as well). Delorean, for example, sounded great, but their early set could only get a… More »

By: jessica / July 18, 2010 - 3:08 pm