Monday, May 17, 2010
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Now I Got Worry | Controversial Negro [Reissues]
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Now I Got Worry | Controversial Negro [Reissues]
Majordomo Records 
Fire Drill Review:
I said it before and I will say it again - The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion was ahead of their time. These two reissues not only give sonic upgrades to each record but now makes the previously only released in Japan live album Controversial Negro  an absolute must for US fans that have never have laid their ears on it. Live was always where Spencer ruled the stage and this reissue adds ten bonus tracks on the set list which include fan favorites "Bellbottoms" and "Greyhound". It expanded the total tracks to 29 and is a hour and fourteen minutes of dirty blues rock that is a thrilling ride to the end. Now I Got Worry  was remastered from the original master tapes and has been doubled in length to 32 tracks. It is just another solid record in Spencer's collection and sounds just as fresh and rocking today. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion should be a band you know about and these reissues plus The First Ten Years  compilation gives you every opportunity to start your education!
Key Track: "Bellbottoms (Live)" , "Chocolate Joe"
Band With Similar Fire: The Black Keys
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Dirty Shirt Rock 'N' Roll: The First Ten Years [Fire Note Review 4/30/10]
Heavy Trash: Midnight Soul Serenade [Fire Note Review 11/30/09]
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-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony