Album: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Meat and Bone (Bronze Rat)
Sunday 16 September 2012
JSBE never walked alone. The diaspora from Spencer's former band Pussy Galore (notably Royal Trux) all hit on roughly the same idea of mangling freako funk-rock and broken blooze.
But JSBE's vision was always more lurid than most, and in the eight-year hiatus between their ninth and tenth albums, little has changed. Meat and Bone is perpetually on the brink of incoherence and entropy, sounding like a head-on car crash between James Brown and the MC5. It's a blast.
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