Dirty Shirt Rock 'N' Roll: The First Ten Years
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Jon Spencer may be a most unusual blues practitioner but he may also be one who comes closest to its dirty soul. With his power trio, Spencer dismantled the basic blues riffs and rebuilt them with a new urgency, and this 22-song collection offers an excellent career overview. It includes the group’s collaborations with Rufus Thomas (“Chicken Dog”), R.L. Burnside (an edited “Shake ‘Em On Down”) and the Dub Narcotic Sound System (“Love Ain’t On the Run”) and plenty of the group’s powerful and basic rock n’ roll. Spencer glides into a falsetto for “Magical Colors” and turns the band into an attack dog on the slicing and dicing grinder “Money Rock ‘N’ Roll.” Tracks from throughout the group’s career are presented in a new order by Spencer himself, who creates a new way of hearing the band by contrasting the different approaches — the thinner, garage rock drawls of “Blues X Man” and “History of Sex” with the fuller textures of “She Said” (here in a single edit). The result is one that makes a case for JSBE as one of the most formidable bands of their era.
It's been too long!
Just bought this and am working my way through it. Tons of stuff I don't know, though I had a few of their albums in the '90s. Really loving this--esp. Bellbottoms (those strings!) and the song with Calvin on it.
i have listened to these cd's forever. unlike anything - energy, blues, dirt, funk...forget everything else and listen to this.
One of the best bands of the last 10 years
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is one of the most underrated, undiscovered bands in recent memory. If you like to rock... if you've got a little Elvis in you... this is the band. Great compilation!
Formed: 1990 in New York, NY
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s
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- Genres: Alternative, Music, Rock, Blues-Rock, Blues, Electric Blues, Punk, Rock & Roll, Indie Rock
- Released: Mar 30, 2010
- ℗ 2010 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion under license to Majordomo Records, a division of Shout! Factory LLC, 2042-A Armacost Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025. All rights reserved.
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