Spencer, Jon Blues Explosion : Heavy

Our rating:

It's a loping, bluesy riff, with a lazy hip-hop beat and a bit of authentic 78rpm shellac crackle layered over the top.

In which Lord Snooty himself gets down with a remixed version of a track from his last LP. In the days when the Blues Explosion were riding the crest of their modest little wave, they sounded

genuinely

upsetting: loud, obnoxious, hopelessly out of tune, and, for about five minutes, on constant rotation in every indie record shop in Britain.

Time, unhappily, has not treated them kindly, and if last year’s ‘Acme’ LP was a bit too meek for most residual fans’ liking, then this will only compound the disappointment. It’s a loping, bluesy riff, with a lazy hip-hop beat and a bit of authentic 78rpm shellac crackle layered over the top. Oh yeah, and it sounds like the Fun Lovin’ Criminals.

Stephen Dalton