The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Formed 1991.
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion


The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is an American alternative rock trio, formed in 1991 and based in New York City, New York. The band consists of Judah Bauer on guitar, backing vocals, harmonica and occasional lead vocals, Russell Simins on drums and Jon Spencer on vocals, guitar and theremin. Their musical style is largely rooted in rock and roll although it draws influences from punk, blues, garage, rockabilly, soul, noise rock, rhythm and blues and hip hop. They have released seven official studio albums, collaborative records with Dub Narcotic Sound System and R.L. Burnside as well as numerous singles, out-take albums, compilations, remix albums and, in 2010, a series of expanded reissues.

Throughout the course of their career this experimental sound and occasionally unconventional recording techniques has allowed the band to work with a number of diverse artists including Elliott Smith, Beck, Solomon Burke, Steve Albini, Martina Topley-Bird and Ad Rock of the Beastie Boys.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Meat + Bone

    Meat + Bone 2012

    Reviewed by Stevie Chick
    After eight years out, the Blues Explosion slip their bellbottoms back on.
  2. Review of Jukebox Explosion

    Jukebox Explosion 2007

    Reviewed by Nick Reynolds
    ...distorted hillbilly shrieking, feral grunts, obscenity, basic rock 'n' roll riffs.
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