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Meat And Bone (2012)

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Format: CD
Sku: 235465756
UPC: 858275006827
UPC 14: 00858275006827
Release Date: 9/18/2012
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Black Mold ~ The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
2. Bag Of Bones ~ The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
3. Boot Cut ~ The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
4. Get Your Pants Off ~ The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
5. Ice Cream Killer ~ The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
6. Strange Baby ~ The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
7. Bottle Baby ~ The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
8. Danger ~ The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
9. Black Thoughts ~ The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
10. Unclear ~ The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
11. Bear Trap ~ The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
12. Zimgar ~ The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Jon Spencer .
Muze PNote Recording information: The Key Club, Benton Harbor, MI (10/2011).
Muze PNote Photographer: Michael Lavine.
Muze PNote It's only fair to be wary of an album of new material from the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion; after all, it's been eight years. There have been so many embarrassing reunions from virtually every corner of the rock & roll spectrum (the offending parties shall remain nameless) that a solid argument could be made for an enforced moratorium. Thankfully, JBSE's Meat Bone proves the exception. The wild, cross-genre experimentation of 2002's Plastic Fang and 2004's Damage have been left in the desert wilderness of nostalgia in favor of back-to-basics dirty ass rock & roll, warped blues, and fractured funk. Spencer's gone back behind the production desk and doesn't muck things up even when he gets (a little) adventurous. He keeps reverb and fuzz up front, the guitars at earschplittenloudenboomer, and the drums miked to 11, and he doesn't worry about much else. "Black Mold" roars out of the gate with the blasted, speaker-shredding riffing of yore. That said, it merely sets the tone for a journey that's sweaty, loud, and proud. "Bag of Bones" morphs the primal 1969 Rolling Stones and Licensed to Ill-era Beastie Boys with surprisingly effective results. "Boot Cut" you've heard before--it's a shameless remake of "Bell Bottoms." It's the best cut here. "Get Your Pants Off" is guttersnipe funk that sounds like the Sonics playing James Brown. Things get loopy and whacked on "Bottle Baby," where power riffs, off-kilter rhythms, a lopsided bridge, shambolic, distorted production, and Spencer railing a stream-of-(un)consciousness rant serve grit and grease as a main course. "Black Thoughts" indulges itself in pure Rolling Stones worship, which is fine but not unexpected. "Unclear" is angular late-night blues, while "Bear Trap" is a sinister, howling rocker that would bring out Homeland Security if cranked to full volume. Thankfully, this whole 12-track mess clocks in at under 40 minutes. Meat Bone may not restore faith in reunions in general, but it does prove that this burly trio has plenty of swagger and sloppy rock and roll left in them. ~ Thom Jurek

Engineer: Jessica Ruffins; Bill Skibbe

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 2012
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2012
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : MP 068-2
Music Label Name Label : Mom Pop Music
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00858275006827

Professional Reviews

Paste (magazine)
- "It's a monumental return -- pure, unfiltered American rock `n' roll -- and has to be considered one of the party albums of the year."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Spencer,Jon Blues E
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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