October 02, 2004

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion work in another era, one of 70's blues rock. Because they don't seem totally committed to the music, much of what they do can be labelled junk rock. Mr. Spencer seems, at times, as interested in the image as the music, with his vocals even echoing the image he wants to project, taking on an overblown, almost cartoonish flavour.

Some of their tunes do stand up to repeated listens without fading to the quality of background music. Some of those off their album "Orange" are...

+ bellbottoms
+ dang
+ flavor

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