Anyone who has seen The Blues Explosion live, has heard those words screamed through Jon Spencer’s microphone at least once in their lives — after, of course, the myriad times they show up on every single record they’ve ever produced. Well – they’re back, and holy shit does their new single kick ass! So much ass, in fact, I want to throw on my bellbottoms and tell the ladies to take a whiff of my pant-leg. Get down.
Ok, so I’m a longtime fan of the JSBX – but the reason for my excitement isn’t just the existence of new material. Things ended badly for me, where they are concerned. Their last album of new material, Damage, was a major disappointment after falling in love with every single previous album they laid down. So when word started to spread about their new album, Meat & Bone, I didn’t let my expectations exceed those of my last album experience.
Well thank GAWD I was wrong not to get excited ! Apparently – eight years off didn’t make them old/rusty at all! Check out our Jam of the Day, Black Mold, below. The video alone is well worth the four minutes of your life.
Welcome back boys – you’ve entered back into a musical landscape you helped create. I just hope The Black Keys have sent you a Thank You letter or two.