Meat And Bone is the first studio album by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion in eight years. This is straight-up, Grade A Blues Explosion, produced and mixed by Mr. Spencer himself, with no special guests. Meat And Bone is 12 prime cuts of raw rock’n’roll recorded on Sly Stone’s “Riot” Flickinger console at the legendary Key Club Recording Studio in Benton Harbor, MI, and mixed in the jungles of New York City.
Judah Bauer, Russell Simins, and Jon Spencer continue to blow minds with their fusillade of energy and rhythm, and have once again proven that The Blues Is #1!
To support the release of the new record, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion have confirmed they will hit the road again on a tour that will take in London’s Electric Ballroom on Monday 3 December. Full list of dates below.
Says Jon Spencer: “We still have that psychic glue that allows us to create music together. Over the course of a year touring and writing new songs and recording, we rediscovered our shared history as a band. We circled the wagons, and went back to our roots. In a way this is almost like another first album.”
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.
November and December 2012 UK and European tour dates:
29 Lyon Epicerie Moderne
30 Clermont Ferranf Le Coop De Mai
01 Nantes Stereolux
02 Lille Aeronef
03 London Electric Ballroom – buy tickets here http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/alttickets/event_ate_15318a.html
04 Paris Le Bataclan
05 Strasbourg La Laiterie
06 La Chaux De Fonds Bikini Test
07 Zurich Kilbi Winter Festival
08 Prague Akropolis
09 Berlin Festsaal
10 Köln Gebaude
11 Brussels Ancienne Belgique