In the surly and shoegazey musical climate of the '90s, New York's Jon Spencer Blues Explosion stuck out like a sore thumb. Sure, they were as loud as Soundgarden or My Bloody Valentine. Louder, maybe, because Spencer, guitarist Judah Bauer and drummer Russell Simins all came up through the East Coast noise-rock underground, most notably Spencer in Washington, D.C. trash-scuzz... More >>>
Jon Spencer (left) says compiling the Blues Explosion's Shout! Factory reissues was "like a jigsaw puzzle."