The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Extra Width on LP
It's been nearly twenty five years since The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion first pressed record and Spencer and his A-Team of sonic terrorists (Judah Bauer/guitar and Russell Simins/drums) tore up the indie-rock landscape with fever and a visceral, untouchable vision of rock 'n' roll. Taking cues from rock, punk, R&B, garage, hardcore, and hip hop idioms, while transcending the limitations of each, the Blues Explosion created a new sound as deft and bold and life-affirming as the Meters, the Magic Band, or the Birthday Party. Originally released on Matador Records in 1993, Extra Width is the second official full-length from the revered outfit and first to gain widespread acclaim. The scorching 12-track set finds the band offering up primal rock 'n' roll and revealing their true potential in the process from the first notes of anarchic opener "Afro" through to grinding curtain call "The World of Sex."