Spencer, Jon Blues Explosion : She Said

...nothing will steal Jon Spencer’s thirst for the blues...

The new-wave of Detroit garage-punk may have stolen his thunder, but – uhhhn! – nothing will steal Jon Spencer’s thirst for the blues. Or, it would seem, his taste for the red stuff - because ‘She Said’ is one of those things that have proven terribly rare since the Sisters Of Mercy hung up their musty overcoats: a record about being a scary vampire. "Ahhh crave the taste of blood!" screeches a crypt-fresh Spencer, as guitars screech like torture-chamber detainees, "Ahhh curse the day that I ever was born…".

And that, it would seem, is unlife for John and his Blues Explosion: their curse is to make the same record, over and over again, for eternity. They do it rather well, and that really is about all you can say.

Louis Pattison

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