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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion play dark, greasy rock ‘n’ roll like the blues and pre-rock ‘n’ roll shouts of the late ‘40s and early ‘50s. On Acme, the guitars grow thick. The drums kick with added force and the grooves are slinky as they wanna be. “Magical Colors” is a killer riff. “Do You Wanna Get Heavy?” is a super come-on. “Lovin’ Machine” rattles like it’s kicking the old gospel plow. “Blue Green Olga” shifts towards psychedelia. For Acme, JSBE decided to use outside producers in a big way, and remixes from Steve Albini, Jim Dickinson, Dan the Automator, and Suzanne Dyer make for their most sonically adventurous album to date. Not that you can train the Experience to move off their primal footing. This 2010 reissue includes a freaked-out take on Dr. John’s “Right Place, Wrong Time” that was recorded for the Scream 2 soundtrack, and the bonus album, Xtra-Acme USA, that further pursues the group’s sonic hi-jinks. A track like “Leave Me Alone So I Can Rock Again” proves the music can never die, as long as someone keeps playing it.
Formed: 1990 in New York, NY
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s
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- Genres: Rock, Music, Blues, Blues-Rock, Adult Alternative, Alternative, Indie Rock
- Released: Oct 20, 1998
- ℗ 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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