The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Orange 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 1994, Orange is the revered outfit's third official full-length. Recorded with Jim Waters, Orange finds the band living up to its name and then some with an unconventional Stax meets blues sound and a full string section. Includes a noteworthy guest appearance by Beck.